Eating meat infringes on the rights of animals to live and be free, so animal rights activists don't believe people have a moral right to eat animals, even though it's perfectly legal to do so.
An extreme change is needed to save animals from these fates.
It's a common misconception that animal rights advocates want all domestic animals to go extinct.
There is no reason to continue breeding these animals.
To animal rights advocates, these are fates worse than death.
While opponents of animal rights (AR) usually make weak arguments for their case, they are occasionally right.
For instance, AR advocates really do believe it is morally wrong for humans to eat animals. Taurine, however, is made in the human body and can also be obtained from non-meat sources.
Neither does anyone want these animals released into the wild, even though many feral cat, dog, and pig colonies already exist.
For those animals that are unfit to survive in the wild, extinction is not a bad thing.
"Broiler" chickens grow so large, they develop joint problems and heart disease.
Cows now produce more than twice as much milk as they did 50 years ago, and domestic turkeys are too large to mate naturally.