Nice, good job Vegans.
Vegetarianism and veganism have had significant effects on the meat industry.
15 years ago you might have known only a handful of vegetarians and probably zero vegans.
But the popularization of these diets have done exactly what the supporters for each of the causes have wanted to achieve – a lot less animals are being killed each year for meat.
It has been revealed that half a billion fewer animals a year are now killed to bring the industry in line with the demands from the public.
As well as less meat products on our shelves, supermarkets and restaurants in every corner of the world now cater for the vegetarian and vegan diet with most restaurants now having at least one vegan dish on the menu, 10 years ago this would have been an anomaly.
Animal rights activists who chose not to eat meat because they believe that it is cruel to slaughter the beings to simply fill ones stomach are not the only people who have had an impact on the industry.
We are now seeing more and more people switching to a plant-based diet out of a desire to help the environment.