Todays section H, when going over Grandin's articles, it seems like people get over-optimistic, especially when criticizing Grandin and her work. While everyone will have differing opinions on the slaughter house industry, Grandin is working with what she is given. It is frequently true that not one person can change an entire industry, as we have seen repeatedly throughout history, but we can't discount efforts to improve current conditions.
I heard criticisms of Grandin's work, which is trying to improve the last moments of a cows life before slaughter. I don't think it's realistic to criticize Grandin because she contributes to the slaughter of animals or the like, because without her work the entire industry would be worse for cows. While we can continue to strive for the reduction of the slaughter industry, or any other industry with major moral problems, we can't be so idealistic to only care about the abolition of the entire industry. It takes gradual steps to improve overall conditions, many steps of which Grandin has taken. We probably won't see the abolition of the slaughter industry in our lifetime. Or maybe even our children's lifetime. But we can take steps to improve it, and that should be our goal.