Since this is probably most people, I do believe with the spread of information, the future of our food industry and in turn our dear animal friends, much like many massive mistakes by humans, will be very different (:
"A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, animals and the environment. In dietary terms it denotes the practice of dispensing with all products derived wholly or partly from animals."
#vegan reality check. Also, if we try to maintain this meat eating at this rate, we'll all die anyway. Not as fast maybe, but it's asking too much of the earth. Even if it weren't cruel, it'd still be cruel!