In the cold countries of E Europe animal farming is everywhere; a lot of unemployed look at it as a way of escaping from poverty and hunger traps. This is how it works (i will simplify the model for clarity). There's one capitalist who produces grain using a machine with no labor input. A farmer with x $ of money buys y kg of grain; in 2 years he gets y/10 kg of meat which he sells for x $ again, where 0.5 x $ is labor contribution, so his profit is negative - 0.5 x $; in the best case he could sell it for 2 x $ so now he earned 0.5 x $. You can look at it as a process of conversion of grain into meat with very little or no profit. At the beginning a farmer needs money for animal food and here comes a capitalist offering him poor quality grain (unsuitable for human consumption) at a much lower price. One capitalist produces grain and he also produces meat on a large scale and feeds it to the populations of mega cities; the poor who cannot find jobs, housing in the mega cities go to the countryside and start animal farming on a small scale trying to compete with the giants and to make money; but in most cases they are able to earn very little to nothing in terms of money. These small scale farmers cannot grow grain on their small plots, they dont know how to grow vegetables and nuts either; but they use the fantastic survival abilities of animals in the harsh and poor conditions; if it hadnt been for them these people would have to eat grain and grass themselves. So in the struggle for veganism several things should be understood: first that the opponents are huge corporations; second is that a healthy, available product should be created as an alternative to their product and it should be producible in cold countries. How would it look like practically, small vegetable growing communities? Unfortunately today even asian countries where plant based diet had been prevalent for centuries are turning in the western direction under the pressure of the big money.