You shop at non vegan stores, you actively participate in a society that is very destructive to these "sentient" beings that you care about so much, all I really hear is a bunch of blither blather with very little action on your part other then trying on-line to recruit supporters to your rather "interesting" theoretics.
When someone calls you on this, you get rather nasty and rude, asking rhetorical questions about what "they are doing" to support their causes. (Rhetorical, only because you hope it will shut them up! Uh oh, she caught me, I am not doing anything... duh...gee... what now... I'll keep my mouth shut from now on, tisk tisk, she sure taught me!)
Well, I can assure you, many many people on this forum put their time and money where their mouth is, and do a great deal.
My understanding is, this is a guinea pig forum, dedicated to spreading the word about proper guinea pig cage sizes. Hence "Cavy Cages" or as it seems to be changing too, "Guinea Pig Cages".
The people here are very passionate about animal rights, I don't think you could call anyone who sticks around here, disconnected with animal welfare, (hence, going against the grain with cage size recommendations that are much larger then long established, excepted norms).
You, may talk all you want about taking animal welfare to new heights, places that most of us would not dream of going, but, on the other hand, so nonchalantly condone the slaying of an entire endangered species. Sure, they may not number in the tens of thousands, high estimates predict the blue whales numbers to be at 2,000 world wide, having very narrowly escaped mass extinction in the 1960's. The problem is, any grade 5 student in Ontario can tell you, what happens when you start pulling species out of the food web, generally, things find themselves in very sharp decline, entire ecosystems become unbalanced, and ultimately, become very fragile. This, apparently does not concern you in the slightest, so, I have a very hard time believing that you are any sort of animal welfarest. Again, when you start to have difficulty arguing your point, you turn to cheep shots at those asking questions, demanding to know "what they are doing" or "are your kids adopted?" or stating "you should shop at vegan only grocery stores" Good grief, you readily admitted that even you yourself, do not shop at a vegan grocery store! (Safeway?)
Your viewpoints are interesting, you have certainly gained a fair amount of attention with them, but I actually think they undermine the biggest issue at stake, which is improving the live of animals that are currently in captivity. We can all sit around and talk about how it is horrible to have any animals living in our homes as our pets, but that takes time away from other conversations, such as educating newbies, discussing ways to eliminate meat from our diets, or posting about rescue pigs / working out transports just to name a few things.
This is an anti breeding board. That actually fits fairly well with your long term goals, if severe limitations on breeding where actually ever achieved, there will be less animals left in captivity of those left, demand would be very high, through proper screening, bad homes or adoptive families could be weeded out. Which even you agree, is a drastic improvement over today's conditions. You keep stating that most people don't take care of their animals the way "we" do. That is the point! To get people not like "we" to not have the ability to have an animal, unless they are willing to subscribe to better animal husbandry / practices and become a responsible pet owner!
I know that if I where a "slave" I would rather be a pampered household family member (even if against my will) then being beaten, treated harshly and starved half to death! So, why can't we just focus on that?
You take what is a somewhat realistic goal, to reduce the number of pets available, increase animal rights, and educate people in their responsibilities to the animal kingdom, and make it very unrealistic. With any large task, it is best to break it down into pieces. I know that I sure as heck would never want to live in a world, in which pets where not a part of it, however, maybe in the future, in a more advanced, animal welfarest state, that may not be such "crazy talk", and the "slavery" of animals will be indeed, a thing of the past!
What is your goal? And may I ask, what are you doing about it? Because I know, I am doing something to make a difference in the lives of the animals in my community right now. Live by what you preach. You preach radical views, then live by them! If you can't live up to them, then zip it. I don't ask anything more of anyone around me, then I am personally able to do.