Health Editor’s Note: I am not sure I agree with some of the explanations in this article, but this does present a question that would be difficult to address. What do our readers think?…Carol
What Will Happen to the Animals If Everyone Goes Vegan
By Doris Lin Thought.Co
Non-vegans often ask, “What would happen to the animals if we all went vegan?” It’s a valid question. If we stop eating cows, pigs, and chickens, what would happen to the 10 billion land animals we now eat every year? And what would happen to wildlife if we stop hunting? Or the animals used for experiments or entertainment?
As with any product, as the demand for meat changes, production will change to meet market demands. As more people go vegan, there will be more vegan products available in both mainstream stores and health food stores. Farmers will adjust by breeding, raising, and slaughtering fewer animals.
Similarly, more vegan products will show up in stores and more farmers will switch to growing things like quinoa, spelt, or kale.
If the World Goes Vegan
It is conceivable that the world, or part of the world, could suddenly go vegan. There have been several instances where demand for a particular animal product suddenly plummeted.