Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Pessimist's Case for Vegan Outreach


After seeing Peter tweet this calculation about Bill Gates, we decided to take a quick look at Vegan Outreach's efforts.

If you think Vegan Outreach's booklets have only a net 1% efficiency (only one recipient in a hundred stops eating animals, or 2 in a hundred cut their consumption in half; they don't influence anyone else at all for the rest of their lives), Vegan Outreach has saved more than 220,000,000 land animals from the torture and butchery of modern agribusiness -- for a bit less than Gates' $28 billion.