This short speaks to me. The situation cannot be blamed entirely on the elite or cultural degradation.
What about fruits and fungi Jerry?Our cows and chickens lead happy lives here, but all of them wind up in the freezer eventually. Our vegetables aren't even so lucky as that, they're immobilized in the dirt from day one.
It seems like there's some difference between wanton cruelty and random destruction, vs. getting one's needs met. But hard to say where to draw the line.