The ProVeg Animal Calculator allows you to calculate the impact you can have on land animals by replacing ingredients, meals, or your complete diet with plant-based alternatives
Key assumptions and further notes
All data refers to 2016 data from the FAO
Egg: we currently only take into account the complete egg, even though only egg white powder might have been used for production. A kg of egg white powder needs considerably more eggs, and thus more animals, than using regular egg white
Milk: please note, we currently only take into account milk in its liquid form. However, for production milk powder might have been used. Please note, that a kg of milk powder needs considerable more milk per kg, and thus more animals, than using liquid milk.
we assume, that each replaced meal contained 100g of meat
Eggs and milk are not currently accounted for in the calculations for meals
The total amount of animals includes pigs, poultry, bovine animals, mutton, and goats, as well as “other” animals. Please note, that mutton and goat as well as “other” animals are currently not depicted in the detailed breakdown at the bottom
The calculator and the database will be regularly updated. For a record of the changes, we will provide you with a changelog as soon as we have done changes.