Non-vegetarians: We know animals bred for human consumption live in wretched conditions. Most of us would not be able to treat an animal so cruelly ourselves. This is not only because we "lack the stomach" to do such things, but also because we find such cruelty immoral. Yet we still eat meat. Having other people do your dirty work seems a bit contemptible, even cowardly. At least in this situation it does, amirite?
I am a meat eater myself, and I could certainly kill an animal to survive. That is not the issue being brought forth in this post. Rather, I am referring only to how we turn a blind eye to this particular form of animal cruelty.. We are willful ignorant.