Lets start again or let me put it this way to you all, I can understand a lot of these countries are third world and I do understand that different culture have different thoughts, beliefs and ideas. In Europe there are still, many of these countries that are poor and underdeveloped - some are almost third-world in many respects. And we no that Many people do not want synthetic materials and honestly, there are some natural materials that just cannot be accurately reproduced synthetically. And those high end synthetics cannot be afforded by all And many countries do not have the resources to get these materials to the seriously poor. You have to remember, as a whole, the majority of humans on this planet do not live in developed nations like the US, UK, etc. They rely on what they can raise or hunt for their needs.
Now, dogs and cats are truly viewed as livestock in many countries. Do I agree with it? NO, because I was raised in the UK. Do I understand it? YES because I understand different cultures and have had the chance to meet and speak with people from all over the globe. You see, here in the UK like the US, we eat meat, use the by products for clothing, fertilizers, etc. YES we all understand that not all humans want to be or can be vegetarians, not all animals can live on a vegetarian diet - cats for example are obligate carnivores. Therefore, there is a NEED for a meat industry and I have no Problem with that if the whole animal is put to use. Now, there are those that would see this use of cattle is barbaric because of their religious beliefs. I respect that. I no this Hindu couple who lived with us for three months or so, the husband was raised in the US from the age of six and would eat meat. The wife did not come to the country until she was in her 20's and is a solid vegetarian. She felt eating of any flesh was barbarism. We understood and respected her upbringing and beliefs. Though she never understood ours.
(Understanding that another gave its life for yours and respect it)
and I understand that in some countries, dogs are vermin. They spread disease, roam in feral and often dangerous packs and are feared. And in the US, they are pitied. In some countries, people have some dogs that are prized pets, yet others that are food/fur animals.
In order to understand (whether or not you approve - there is a difference between understanding/accepting and approving) why things are done, you really have to know the cultures, backgrounds, religions, economics, etc of a region. And for me we in UK, US, and Europe need to do more,