It does seem to me that one can take this idea of animal cruelty and not know where to stop. Never would i be in support of harming other beings but we (all beings) are down here to learn lessons and to have a purpose to fill and in the end not a one of us will escape without being scratched or inflicting a scratch here or there. We can take this argument anywhere we want to.. I'm being cruel to animals and the planet by just breathing and existing because I'm taking up land, I'm flushing a toilet, I'm using resources, even if I'm as eco-conscious as i can be.. I cant be perfect. If all of us dissected our lives down to the molecular level we'd all have reason to feel like killing ourselves! So, Lets all have a moment of humility shall we? and try not to judge others. Especially when we don't know the whole story.