Besides its direct impact on food production, going vegetarian or vegan can also encourage others to make similar choices, and ultimately help change social norms (Tomasik
2014). For this reason, many members of the effective altruism community advocate a vegan or vegetarian diet, while some focus on reducing consumption of specific foods associated with most animal deaths or suffering (Galef 2011; Tomasik 2016).
Julia. 2011. Want to kill fewer animals? Give up eggs .
Argues that people concerned about animals should eschew eggs rather than meat or other animal products.
Peter. 2013. Why eat less meat .
A clear articulation of the case for eating fewer animal products.
Gregory. 2015. Don’t sweat diet?
An argument that dietary change is not an efficient way to reduce suffering.
Brian. 2014. Does vegetarianism make a difference?
A discussion of how vegetarianism can have an impact on suffering.
Brian. 2016. How much suffering is directly caused by various animal foods?
An analysis of the impact of the production of different foods.