Approximately 600 million animals are killed each year in Australia in the animal agriculture industry.2 That’s almost four times more than the number of people that died during the twentieth century including (obviously) both world wars. That’s twenty animals killed every second or thirty times the population of Australia killed every year. These numbers don’t include the fish and sea animals that are taken from Australian waters, of which 29.9% of marine fish stocks are overexploited.4 Each vegan saves over 200 animals per year.3
Some of the issues relating to using animals as food (learn more at www.aussiefarms.org):
In modern Australian farming:
None of these animals get to live more than 10% of their natural lifespans. In human terms that equates to no older than 9 years age1.
References According to the CIA human lifespans: Average at 72.2 years; lowest is 49.81 years in Chad; highest is 89.52 years in Monaco. So between 49 and 89 is a fair approximation so take 89 years as a promising number, ten percent of 89 is not even 9 years age.