back of the envelope calculations
How much moo, oink, gobble, and cluck-cluck to do you save by becoming a vegetarian?
the average american eats:
63.4 lbs of beef
50.8 lbs of pork
57.1 lbs of chicken
14.1 lbs of turkey in a year
If the average american stopped eating meat for a year:
that's 17 chickens
that's 34 chickens, 1 turkey, and 1 hog
that's 154 chickens, 6 turkeys, 4 hogs, and 1 steer
As My Guy points out, the average does not take into account : gender, socio-economic status, regional variation in eating habits, and age.
I love bacon, I love ribs, and I love fried chicken.
But y'know, that's a lot of aminal being eaten.
I have too much time on my hands right now.