Is processed vegan food, such as vegan faux meats, dairy and eggs, with vegan certification, better for livestock animals than whole plant foods, which are vegan but are not in direct competition with real animal products? Not that if they are better for animals it means that vegans are morally obliged to eat them to the detriment of their own health, just "are they better for the animals and the vegan movement?" than whole plant foods. I guess an argument can be made against processed vegan food being better for farm animals on the grounds that higher vegan mortality would mean less motivation for people to go vegan. But on the other side, the purchase of these products leads to the development of yet better faux meats, dairy and eggs which can supplant demand for real animal products.