Same. I feel empathy towards cows going to the slaughterhouse. I wouldn’t want to BE them but a long as they don’t know what’s coming (the mallet to the head), I’m ok with it.
Would I be ok with that happening to people? No.
I also don’t have an issue with people becoming vegan or vegetarian over the mallet to the head. That’s their choice.
They can even try to convince me to change.
But, I don’t have a problem with it. Hypocritical? Not really. It’s just not my major issue.
I empathize. I also feel compassion. But I still eat beef.