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Well, this is not simple, and there are many different ways to look at it.
Stopping cruelty and suffering is one clear, positive intention, and this is an important part of the no downers effort. But the campaign also helps raise awareness and create a discussion about farm animals having feelings and suffering, which can have broader implications and help reform consumer habits.
Unfortunately, right now, we're dealing with roughly 10 billion animals raised and slaughtered in the U.S. each year, and most of this happens without much (or any) thought by consumers and society at large.
I think we need to both raise awareness and stop suffering....
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