Science is all graphs and equations, right? I want to share this super science-y pie chart that pretty much says it all.
Believe it or not, I've actually had people ask: "But if everyone goes vegan, what will happen to all the cows and chickens??" Uh, they will live out their lives until they die of old age and meanwhile we won't be force-breeding millions more to take their place in the slaughter line. Obviously.
The transition would be phenomenal and world-changing, but I don't see it as being traumatic for anyone, human or animal. The animal agriculture industry as a whole would feel the most harm if everyone began to stop eating animal products. The individuals who run independent farms would have to slowly transition to a different kind of farming (ideally organic vegetables and sustainable crops). Even better, let's fully legalize the growing of hemp crops in this country and give farmers a profitable, ecologically-sound option to livestock.