If everyone becomes a vegetarian, then what will we do with all the farm animals?

Farm animals exist in such large numbers only because human beings breed them for slaughter, often through artificial insemination. As more people become vegetarian, fewer farm animals will be bred, and their population will be reduced.

If everyone eventually becomes a vegetarian, then the number of farm animals which will exist will only be a tiny fraction of the number today.


Follow up questions:

If we didn't raise animals for food, then they would never have had the chance to be born and experience life at all.

If everyone becomes a vegetarian, won't this create economic hardship for those who depend on animal agriculture?

Aren't the animals already dead when we purchase meat in a grocery store?


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