i apreciate your honest statement of why you are a vegitarian. but, i would appreciate if you wouldnt put words into my mouth (translation). i have been to several large operations, as well as rodeos, where the animals were treated pretty well (considering the ultimate outcome)
the methods of population control that you mentioned are very pricey and for the most part, not feasable(in the forseeable future). if we let preditors "take care" of the population of animals, then we would have an overpopulation of preditors. in my area, we are already having issues with overpopulation of coyotes and whitetail deer.