In September 2020, Faunalytics published our Animal Product Impact Scales, outlining how many lives and days of suffering go into U.S. consumption of animal products each day. The purpose of this resource is to help nonprofit organizations, new alt protein start-ups, and individuals prioritize animal product substitutes and make better choices about meat reduction.
The original estimates released in 2020 were rigorous, detailed, and well-used. That said, we have been able to make several improvements and updates in the past two years. With this data, which you can find on our updated hub page, you can see the impact of replacing specific animal products on both a national and individual level.
We have an accompanying blog post that covers:
- The updates we’ve made,
- Our most frequently asked question about the results,
- Some of the ways you can use this data, and
- A brief overview of where the estimates come from.
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Animal Product Impact Scales: https://faunalytics.org/animal-product-impact-scales/
Accompanying blog post: https://faunalytics.org/taking-nuggets-off-the-table-exploring-the-impact-of-different-animal-product-formats/
Including wild fish (including those caught for fishmeal) can be misleading and hard to get right: