What would happen to all of the animals inside factory farms if everyone stopped eating them? Wouldn’t they all starve to death?
No. If billions of people ever stop eating billions of animals, it’s not going to happen overnight. Assuming a gradual shift to plant-based eating, factory farm employees will breed fewer and fewer animals each year until every cage is empty. Animals won’t starve to death as often suggested because they will never be born and it’s better to never be born than to live a life of unthinkable cruelty. The chickens, cows, pigs, and other animals you buy at the grocery store aren’t caught in the woods. These animals are born, bred, confined, abused, and slaughtered in captivity. Most of them never see the light of day, spread their wings, or socialize with each other. You’re not saving any animals lives by eating them.
Andrew Kirschner, Ed.D., is a grassroots vegan animal rights activist. He writes a zero-profit blog, Kirschner’s Korner, to help raise awareness about issues affecting the global community to make the world a more humane place. To receive new articles via email, enter your email in the “Follow Blog Via Email” link at the top right of the blog.