Soy farming is one of the most destructive farming industries on the planet for wildlife and sentient life in general, but that fact is generally ignored. It is also one of the most in demand products currently going as the population of north eastern Asian continues to grow along with id wager 80% of vegan products contain some form of soy and soy solution.
The mistreatment of livestock has not stemmed from immoral behaviour or people simply wanting to cause pain to animals, it stems from the demand that humans have put on livestock farming which has caused malpractice. It is simply impossible to ethically farm livestock at the demand we are currently living with. Corporate grocers and big wig restaurant/dining company’s are highly sought after establishments by the general public, therefore causing an impossible demand to meet if the pace of farming is too slow.
If people actually want to make change and create sustainable farming there should be one goal and one goal only; eat seasonal based products and buy organic, local food.
The more people can get into a habit of supporting local aggregates and livestock and eating seasonal produce, the most you’re gonna see the big wig companies demand for livestock go down. It’s not just animal farming that’s a big problem.
Do I think that it will ever change? No. I think it’s too far gone and going back now will cause nothing short of an economical disaster. I hope vegans realize that their cause should be less about morality and more about local agriculture, but I fear it will never happen. I personally buy local and eat local; produce and livestock and restaurants/groceries who use local product, that’s where the big picture is at.