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These calculations of the number of animals who died to feed Americans (or more precisely, the nearly identical 2009 calculation) was featured by the non-partisan fact-checking organization PolitiFact.com after it was cited by PETA when praising former president Bill Clinton's vegan diet. Politifact.com deemed the numbers accurate, but called PETA's citing them "half-true" because PETA did not specify that many were fish and shellfish.