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Each month, our Faunalytics Index provides a round-up of data, statistics, and facts gleaned from the most recent research we’ve covered in our library. Our aim is to give you a quick overview of some of the most eye-catching and informative bits of data that could help you be more effective in your advocacy for animals.

If you want to know more about any given statistic, follow the links below, read the source articles, and dive deeper into the issues.


The percentage of insect species found to be in decline and at risk of extinction, double the rate for vertebrates.

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The percentage of global meat, dairy, and aquaculture corporations who aren’t managing critical risks or aren’t disclosing basic information to investors.

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The number of animal deaths per recipe in Mario Batali’s Molto Gusto, from a review of celebrity cookbooks’ use of animal ingredients.

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The percentage of people living with companion animals who believe that animal protection and welfare is important when getting a new companion.

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2.1 million

The number of calories per acre provided by lentils. By comparison, chicken meat, the most “efficient” animal product, only provides 1.4 million calories per acre.

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The number of U.S. adults who agree that “Farm animals deserve the same consideration as pets and other animals.”

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The percentage that total biomass density fell from the pre-war to the post-war period in Mozambique. The largest herbivores – elephants, zebras, hippos, buffalos, and wildebeests–took the hardest hit.

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The number of species that are identified as being traded in the U.S. as exotic companion animals. Lizards and snakes are the most sold animal groups – 739 and 490 species, respectively.

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The number of sites, spanning seven regions (Bhutan, Bangladesh, China, India, Malaysia, Nepal, and Russia), where representatives have implemented the TX2 program, an initiative to double the world’s tiger population.

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The percentage of omnivores who say they eat meat substitutes almost daily.

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You can explore an archive of our past Faunalytics Indexes here.

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