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David Simon is the Author of Meatonomics and he talks about the economics behind the meat, dairy, egg, and fish industries. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07YHS2QVB/
In this interview and throughout his book, I learned that these industries spend millions of dollars lobbying government officials to pass laws in their favor. Even though they lose $8 per slaughter of pig and $20-$90 per slaughter of a cow, they still are able to turn a profit because the government takes taxpayer dollars and then gives it to those industries in the form of government subsidies. Other laws are put in place to drive up the marketing message/consumption of animal products and protect these companies from lawsuits.
The American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC.org) is an organization that helps the government pass these laws into place.
What the Vegan world needs is a large lobbying organization similar to ALEC to help tilt the scales in our favor. David says passing laws at state and federal levels help us create immediate wide-scale change.