They have as much right as we do to share our planet. If we cannot be vegetarians, at least defend their basic rights. They deserve a proper living condition and decent treatment, just like any living creatures. Public must start giving voices to this issues.
It is easy to expect politics and regulations that change things, but as a consumer WE have the power to save the planet, save the animals and get healthier in the process. It is litterally the one thing you can do NOW that has immediate impact. Go vegan!