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.
Maybe now the average American consumer will finally take note, and demand that Congress do something. Candidate Obama ran in support of an antibiotic ban in 2008, but has done little to advance the cause since then.
What role should art play in efforts to inspire people to fight climate change? Rockman's portfolio reads like a visual indictment against the offenses that humanity has committed against the natural world.