Whenever I think about animal rights and whether I want to eat meat or not I consider the fact that the wild is extremely cruel and there's all types of animal slaughter that goes on in the most brutal way possible by natural predators. But then I consider other things savage animals do such as eating humans as well and I wonder do I want to be like them? I know it would feel wrong to slaughter an animal for me personally so I go w/my instinct about it. On the other hand I don't feel as bad eating seafood cause they don't yell and are kind of similar to bugs which I feel even less bad killing. Some people would say that's stupid b/c they do feel pain or whatever but I go cognitively down the line of what I value: humans > pet animals > game/livestock animals > seafood > insects. This is what my senses tell me so I follow it. I'm kind of on the fence about dairy and eggs, if it's done humanely I don't have a problem with it but it isn't in factory farming and I'm not totally sure about organic farming. But I enjoy it too much to give it up completely, especially in absence of meat so I try to consume the organic versions of those things when I can.
When I used to watch National Geographic as a kid I'd be like why don't they shoot the predator animals about to murder the non-predators? Did anyone else ever think that? To me it seemed like an injustice, yet why do we have this human perception of injustice when nature is extremely brutal? It's kind of weird when you think about it since we're part of nature too.