2. 150,000,000,000 Are Killed Every YEAR For Meat Consumption Hold up, is that billion?!? Yes! 150 billion animals are killed annually for meat consumption in the world. Even if you’re vegetarian, baby chicks and baby calves are harmed and killed as a result of dairy and egg industry. This is NOT including animals killed in shelters, in circuses or zoos. This is simply just for meat consumption. 97% of animals killed are for food production. (source) So put down the steak knife and pick up the salad fork. You never know which life you may save, it may be your own!