Do you think/feel animals feel emotions?
Why doesn't it stop you? Is it because:Yes I think they do - experienced independant of humans (although they can respond to those) - does that stop me eating them - no.
Then, wouldn't the first step in overcoming this, be acknowledging one's own limitations and progressing beyond it? That is........if one even wants to.
Which raises the question [full circle]: why would you NOT want to get to this understanding or work towards it?
Is it merely a question of conscious selfishness on the part of us humans?