Right. Farm life is just very different. Although farm kids are raised to love and respect an animal, we are also taught that things are pretty black and white. The chick baby may be fun and cuddly, but in a few months, it will be in a pot for dinner. The cow makes funny noises, and we must hire a vet to make sure he is in full health for slaughter. We pet him, hug him, feed him the best food, and when its his time, a strong electric current will send him to heaven...its a "cirle of life," kind of thinking. We are also taught to look at cost effective matters. It is hard, growing up like that, and then trying to explain to your family why babies aren't the best idea! They look at u like u have lost it!
I live on a farm myself, and it is hard. I also go to long lengths to care for my animals, and sometimes my Mom thinks I'm crazy. "Why does he need such a big cage?", "Why are you spending so much on vet bills?". Most of these are rhetorical, of course, and she respects my affection for them, but she doesn't really understand.