Does Veganism Reduce Animal Slaughter?

So I've been a vegan for about 5 months now. I was wondering if not eating animals products lowers the amount of animals bred and slaughtered, or just lowers the prices of animal products. In other words, would the meat and dairy industries just lower the prices of their products, so that more people will buy... show more So I've been a vegan for about 5 months now.
I was wondering if not eating animals products lowers the amount of animals bred and slaughtered, or just lowers the prices of animal products.
In other words, would the meat and dairy industries just lower the prices of their products, so that more people will buy them more often, and they will be able to sell the same amount as before?
Please use evidence or logic to support your position.
Thank you :)
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