No one can deny that it's better to be less cruel in the ways we confine and kill animals (if we are going to kill and eat them anyway), but if we're interested in long-term change, we can't look at killing with kindness or gratitude as a solution in itself.
The squandering of life-saving antibiotics is one example of a bigger trend hijacking global politics. Small groups of rich people, determined to maximize profits, are buying or bamboozling politicians into serving their interests and into ignoring ours.
We owe Mark Zuckerberg some plaudits, not only for reminding people that eating meat involves the killing of animals, but also for recognizing that it's morally dubious to pass the "dirty work" off to a slaughter plant worker.
Farm Sanctuary opens their doors so that city and suburban folk can meet farm animals and learn how engaging, intelligent, and like us each one of these individuals is. It puts a whole new spin on "What's for dinner?"