A civilised nation where law and order operates would prosecute people acting inhumanely towards animals. In Middle east, African and Asian developing nations culture and religion encourages animal cruelty to flourish within society. Nothing can be done to change their cruel behaviour.
Wouldn't killing animals for food (in factories specifically) qualify as cruelty in of itself? It's not like one requires animal meat to survive - or even be healthy to be frank.
The problem I have with this thread is that people are confronted with something so horrible, yet it is a direct result of their daily lives. Then they get all shocked, and a week later - nothing. People should just admit that they don't care that animals are suffering as long as they can satisfy their tongue - this level of honesty is all I can really respect.
Sure, there are varying degrees of suffering enforced upon animals during meat production, but you have to be pretty ignorant to think that the majority of meat came from happy animals.
*I'm just commenting on your post since there were some points I liked.