Over half a million animal lives spared: Meat consumption drops considerably in Sweden
Furthermore, Djurens Rätt reports that the majority of the number of terrestrial animals consumed in Sweden are chickens. Their small size in comparison to other animals requires more individuals for the same amount of meat. That is why a small reduction in consumption or total use of chicken meat saves a lot of lives. The decline in chicken meat per person for the first half-year looks small in percent (only -1,4 %) but for the whole population, it means over 470 000 fewer chickens. The decline in pig meat consumption also translates to a lot of individuals, 60 000.
Djurens Rätt, having advocated for plant-based diets for years, strongly welcomes this very positive development, highlighting the importance of the declining meat consumption not only for ethical reasons but also in the context of climate change and public health.