Meat Industry
Globally, more than 65,000,000 rodents are killed for human consumption each year.1

In the United States, 791,801 musk rats; 264,539 beavers; and 53,792 nutria were killed by trappers in 2002. (These figures represent the MINIMUM number of animals killed—some animals may not have been reported.)

  1. Food and Agriculture Organization of the U.N., 2003