You hit on a subject I totally agree with you on. People who treat animals unkindly are the lowest form of animal Commercializing creatures of this earth is a sick distorted sort of depravity.
Sadly the products that come from these abused animals is very poor in quality. For instance most people have never eaten real Butter - not the garbage sold in super markets. This unhealthy food returns to people to cause sickness and disease. A form of what goes around comes around.
The Tao teaches the emotional mind (ego) must be controled by the wisdom mind (spirit). Few people realize the power the emotional mind has over them. It is diffiult to follow the "Way".
I'll sign any petition that ends the suffering of Mother Earths creatures. Thanks for the sites.