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What percentage of farm animals are mistreated in some way?

Chickens Egg-laying hens An estimated 95% of all eggs in the United States are produced in conventional cage systems, sometimes called battery cages. [They] typically provide each laying hen an ...
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What proportion of people raised vegetarian eventually quit?

It's hard to find quantitative data on your specific question. Even on vegetarianism and veganism in general, there are only very few quantitative and representative scientific studies. Faunalytics ...
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Which country has the highest number of vegetarians?

Luckily, Wikipedia has a page called Vegetarianism by country which has a table listing data for 38 countries. Sorted by percentage: India: 31% (375,000,000 people, 2014) [no surprise here] Brazil: ...
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How big is the impact that humans have on the emptiness of oceans?

Globally The Census of Marine Life concluded in 2010 that 90 percent of the large fish are gone, primarily because of overfishing. This includes many of the fish we love to eat, like Atlantic ...
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Which countries have the highest number of vegans?

According to HappyCow article Israel has the highest percentage of vegans globally summing between 5-8% of its whole population. Link 1 That is if we consider vegan a 365days choice. If we speak just ...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

As a disclaimer, I am not sure you can prove anything to someone who is close minded and it is self evident that animal slaughter rates are linked to consumption of animal products. With that said, ...
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Are there any studies comparing genes of veg*ns and non-veg*ns?

There are a few ways that genetics interacts with diet. The study of these interactions is called nutritional genomics. Nutritional genomics has two sub-disciplines, nutrigenomics (the study of diet's ...
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How many animals are required by the average North American omnivorous diet?

Getting the exact figures requires a lot of effort, so I am going to concentrate in getting the order of magnitude. Also, another factor that makes the effort grow considerably is the various types of ...
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How is the rate of growth of veganism and vegetarianism changing over time?

Reliable figures over time are hard to come by. Different surveys are not comparable because they ask different questions; some collect figures for households and some do individual counts. The other ...
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Statistics for number of vegetarians in a given country?

The vegetarian society has some statistics about the UK percentage of vegetarians. Their most recent figures come from Department of Health and Food Standards Agency (FSA) - National Diet and ...
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Which country has the highest number of vegetarians?

India. Explanation: People are born vegetarian here, I have myself never eaten meat or egg for that matter, cow or buffalo milk is fine. I believe this is tied to Hinduism which is the prominent ...
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Which country has the highest number of vegetarians?

I think it's India. I, myself, am a vegetarian by birth. 78% of the population of India follow Hinduism. And some of the sects in Hinduism require people of the sects to be vegetarian. According to ...
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Which country has the highest number of vegetarians?

It is extremely hard to find exact info on vegetarianism figures. However, meat consumption might give us a rough idea. I'm using NationMaster to find these figures. From countries with highest ...
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Is iron deficiency anemia more common among vegans?

A 2004 study of 75 vegan women in Germany showed that iron deficiency was substantially more common among vegan young women (40%) than the baseline for adolescent girls and women (11%) in the United ...
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Statistics for number of vegetarians in a given country?

Since it seams your concern is really about having vegetarian options in restaurants rather than about pure demographic data, here are two resources that I use when traveling: Happy Cow is basically ...
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Which are the countries where vegan diet is more popular?

I believe there is currently no reliable dataset that would include the kind of information you are asking about. Although for vegetarianism (with veganism included) there is some data, for veganism ...
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Which places have a majority of vegetarians?

Assuming you mean >50% of the population in an area by majority, the answer is no, there are no countries where this is true. According to Wikipedia, the country with the highest amount of ...
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Which countries have the highest number of vegans?

Vegan in Sri Lanka Of the countries I have visited Sri Lanka is the easiest to be vegan in, Pakistan the most difficult. We have been visiting Sri Lanka since our honeymoon almost 40 years ago. first ...
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Are there any countries where the percentage of people who are vegetarian has significantly increased in recent years?

Israel is becoming well known for it's very rapid rise in citizens choosing a vegan diet. Numerous articles (see this and this) attempt to explain the reasons behind the rise: As for your second ...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

The hypothetical village story does not convince. I'd argue that the meat supplier simply finds himself with 20 chickens he can sell to another village. Because he needs to sell the chickens the ...
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How can I prove to people that going vegan reduces animal slaughter?

On a simple example: There is a village with 100 families. All families eat meat so the daily need is 100 kg of chicken. Let 1 chicken equal 1kg of meat. Day 1 - 1 family stops eating meat. Day ...
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Which are the countries where vegan diet is more popular?

Here is the list of top 10 countries which has the maximum vegetarian percentage in the world. India's vegetarians make up around a third of India's population, and two-thirds of the world's ...
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