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Ways in which animals add value to human welfare

protein, energy, emotional well-being and health

2

Availability of meat is closely related to a region's

economic status and ag technology

3

Economic Status + Ag Technology =

Level of Development

4

How much of the world population farms?

4.3 percent

5

How much of the United States population farms?

1.7 percent

6

Average US farm size

435 acres

7

Benefits of animal products vs. plant products

high digestibility than plant proteins, superior amino acid composition/profile

8

____ of world's population depends on animals for movement of goods (transportation).

20 percent

9

Companionship Animals (Household Pets
Recreation and sports) contribute to the

emotional well-being of humans

10

Human Health is improved from

production of pharmaceuticals
ethical considerations to 200 human diseases

11

Role of Animals in Developed Countries

Primary Roles
1. Food
2. Companionship
3. Research

Secondary Roles
1. Fertilizer
2. Clothing
3. Work

12

Role of Animals in Un- and Under-developed Countries

1. Work
2. Food
3. Clothing
4. Capital

13

Direct roles of animals

meat, milk, eggs

14

Indirect roles of animals

fertilizer, draft and power

15

Our current supply of food is adequate to meet the population demands IF

the food is evenly distributed

16

Why is consumption of animal products increasing in developing countries?

The standard of living is increasing
More disposable income to spend

17

Most abundant energy source on Earth

Cellulose

18

Why does beef get the bad rap?

More expensive
Red meat concerns (heart disease, etc.)
Higher fat