June 17th, 2015

Human deaths in the U.S. caused by Animals | History Lists

Average Number of Deaths per Year in the U.S

Bee/Wasp 53
Dog 31
Horse 20
Spider 6.5
Rattlesnake 5.5
Bull 3
Mountain lion 1
Shark 1
Bear 0.5
Scorpion 0.5
Centipede 0.5
Alligator 0.3
Elephant 0.25
Wolf 0.1

Human deaths in the U.S. caused by Animals | History Lists

Bscteria, which old taxonomies classified as animals, kill far more people than all of the above combined.  And the number one animal killer of people is, of course, people.

There are other interesting lists, but they combine World and U.S. statistics in confusing ways.
An exception is Christopher Ingraham's recent Washington Post artcle.

Research suggests cows may have beef with you

annual deaths from all animal causes combined (about 200) are just an infinitesimal fraction of total deaths – less than 0.008 percent of all deaths each year, according to a 2012 study.
The Durango Herald 06/16/2015 | Research suggests cows may have beef with you

Animal or category                                                         Deaths per year

Bees, wasps, hornets                                                          58
Miscellaneous mammals (horses, pigs, deer, etc.)             52
Dogs                                                                                   28
Cows                                                                                  20
Non-venomous arthopods                                                   9
Spiders                                                                                7
Snakes                                                                                6
Bears                                                                                   1
Alligators                                                                              1
Sharks                                                                                 1
All other animals (except humans)                                     17

Human Beings                                                           100,000 (approximation)*

* Homicides, executions, other deaths by human malpractice, error, accident
ignoring suicide. daredevilry, and abortions.

Update Update

Things are better today.  I have, temporarily at least, abandoned my role as co-victim and resumed my role as coach and cheerleader.  Oxygen was not getting to Dianne's lungs, blood, and brain.  That alone could account for all of yesterday's weakness, immobility, and apparant stupor.  Fortunately we have "breatjing treatments that will possibly handle this.  So far, so good.  Thank you all for your good wishes!