Or would they stop and honestly look at the animal holocaust they are helping to create and say, as one of my driving companions did:
“How can we stop this? This has to be stopped…”
My answer is the same now as it was then.
“Stop participating in it.”
Stop eating meat and dairy, stop wearing leather, stop using animal products. It is all connected. It is all part of the process by which we separate friend from food and clothing. It is all part of the process by which we categorize other living sentient beings as property and expendable, as less than us, and thus unworthy of liberty and the right to life.
For each cow displayed near the side of the highway there are millions more cows, chickens, turkeys, fish, lobsters, sheep and other “farmed animals” living in a range of different conditions, some much better and some much worse than what I’ve spoken of. But all live their lives “waiting”… waiting to be inseminated, to give birth (or lay eggs), to be milked, and finally, to be killed… to be used and then discarded just because of the species they were born into.
And the only way to truly stop this is to stop creating a demand for it. The only way to stop this animal holocaust, is to stop participating in it.