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Shortened Lifespan of Farm and Fur Animals
All numbers in the chart indicate years, unless noted.
Animal
Potential Lifespan For Clothes or Food
Alligator
30-50 3-4
Bear
25-30 3-5
Beaver
15-20 5-7
Camel
40 5 or under
Cat
15-20 1-3
Cattle, dairy cow
25-30 4-7
Cattle, beef
25-30 1-2
Cattle, veal
25-30 3-16 weeks
Chicken, eggs
15 1-2
Chicken, meat
15 6 weeks
Chinchilla
10-15 8 months
Deer
25 1.5-2.5
Dog
10-20 1-3
Duck, meat
15 7 weeks
Duck, foie gras/down 15 11-28 weeks
Fox
10-15 8 months
Frog
15 3
Goat
10-15 4-8 months
Goose, meat
15 7 weeks
Goose, foie gras/down 15 11-28 weeks
Horse
25-30 5-6
Kangaroo
20-30 2
Lobster
50 6-10
Mink
3 8 months
Ostrich
70 10-14 months
Pig
6-10 3-6 months
Rabbit
10-13 2-7 months
Raccoon
10 2
Seal
19 10 days-5 years
Sea Otter
23 Birth-5 years
Sheep, fur or wool
8-13 Fetus-5 years
Sheep, mutton
8-13 1-3
Skunk
7 1-2
Snake
20-30 3-4
Tuna
25 1-2
Turkey
15 3-6 months
Turtle
50-100 30
Wolf
10-16 2
Yak
20-25 3-5
Zebra
20-25 5



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