I did all my schooling in Jamshedpur. I used to visit my ancestral home in Palakkad, every couple of years during the summer vacations. My grandparents used to keep a couple of cows for milk and I used to enquire before every trip whether there was a new calf I could play with. I wasn't too concerned about whether there were other kids with whom I could play. Apparently, I had once asked why we couldn't take a calf back with us in a suitcase!
I am telling you all these stories to let you know that I like being with farm animals. So I was horrified to see the video in this post. The picture of the sow suckling its young has been giving me nightmares. I could watch only part of the video in another link in that post because the way the animals were being treated was sickening. (I had uncomfortable reminders of the short story about meat.)
Before my stroke, I used to occasionally eat non-veg. food.If I had seen these videos then, I would have stopped eating them. I would not have been able to get the images out of my mind.
PS: Rabbi defends animal sacrifice.
PPS: There was a series of articles in NYT some years back on The Food Chain.
PPPS: A talk on critical thinking.