Take Heart!
From Christian Vegetarian Association (CVA)

Genesis 2:18-19

18 Then the LORD God said, "It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit for him."

19 So out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field and every bird of the air, and brought them to the man to see what he would call them; and whatever the man called every living creature, that was its name.

These verses suggest that God made animals as Adamís helpers and companions and not as mere commodities to be exploited. In fact, Adam named the animals, which we might interpret as concern and friendship. Simply put, we donít name the animals we eat.  

Godís ideal is what we need to strive. The Bible gives us a clear idea of Godís ideal for us regarding our diet and our relationship to animals.

I think these verses indicate that God made animals as Adamís helpers and companions and not as mere commodities to be exploited. In fact, Adam named the animals, which we might interpret as concern and friendship. Simply put, we donít name the animals we eat.