I have seen some people on here asking if we really are making a difference. Well, here you go....We are!
http://www.mfablog.org/2011/08/fewer...eat-drops.htmlAccording to a recent report by the United States Department of Agriculture, the number of chickens raised and killed for food will drop significantly in the second half of 2011, due to decreased demand for meat. This latest report comes on the heels of a Daily Livestock Report, indicating that 2010 per capita consumption of all meat dropped by an estimated one pound per person in the United States, marking the fourth year in a row that meat consumption has declined in the United States and the fifth decline within a six-year period.
While it is difficult to say what is causing this steady drop in meat consumption, some studies indicate that it may be at least partially due to increased awareness of animal welfare issues among the general public. Whatever the cause, it is certainly good news for the billions of chickens and other farmed animals who are intensively confined, mutilated without painkillers and cruelly slaughtered every year in the United States.