I recently watched a movie titled: "Leaves of Grass"...Edward Norton was the main character (he's not my favorite actor) but the movie actually turned out to be sort of good..there is a scene where the Norton character is telling a female Rabbi that his brother murdered someone and he stumbles and asks her for some sort of way to make up for what his brother did....
She (the Rabbi) says: "We are animals Professor Kincaid, we have brains that just trick us into thinking we are not."
He asks: "What can I do with that?"
She says: "Repair"
He asks "What...what do you mean?"
She replies: "All of us, you , me, your brother, ...we break the world, help repair it."
Note: the dialogue isn't exact, but close enough....it was a great scene, you might like the movie.
I am haunted by the knowledge that we human animals have tricked ourselves into thinking we are not equals of the other animals and as a result have broken the world, or are in the process of breaking it and the best we can do at this point is to stop breaking and start repairing.
Living as an ethical vegan is an absolute minimum requirement as a way to maybe, just maybe, stop a big part of the breaking of the world.
Repair is a tougher thing....in some way perhaps, helping rescue animals placed in harms way because of us is a way to undertake some small beginning of that repair.