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Humans are quite capable of selfless behavior. Consider all the humans who have sacrificed themselves for others, the ones who will save and nurture a dying animal, the ones that gave away all their possessions. It's not so black and white.
Even music. Consider all the instruments that are created using animal parts. For example, the violin is a very cruelly assembled instrument even if it is one of the most beautiful ones. I don't know about others, but I'd not be surprised if other instruments were assembled with animal death. Therefore, by listening to music, one can argue they are condoning the violence against animals. Acapella is the only cruelty-free choice.
Humans are selfish definitely, but most want to do what's right just as those who care about animals do. We all are simply so selfish that we are trying to find a way we can be good and still keep all the things we want. That includes vegans. We like to mitigate our own footprint on this planet, but everything we do kills this planet, even if in the slightest way. Even doing a Google search produces CO2! It's depressing that few people are more compassionate and selfish (and I'm certainly no exception), but Christians such as St. Francis of Assisi - who literally gave up all his wealth, possessions, and even livelihood to serve humans and animals for the sake of Christ - uplift my spirit and encourage me to be like him, even if I can be only a fraction of him.
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