The average cow in Europe received about $2.50 a day in subsidies


... The average cow in Europe received about $2.50 a day in subsidies, and that the average cow in Japan received nearly $7 a day. By contrast, 75 percent of the people in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $2 a day.

Source: Andrews, Edmund L., "Rich Nations Criticized for Barriers to Trade," The New York Times, September 30, 2002. http://www.nytimes.com/2002/09/30/world/rich-nations-are-criticized-for-... (Verified 04/18/14).

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