When we decide to take away the attention on certain realities of the world, we are letting those who have no voice remain invisible to our consciousness. We cannot call ourselves "enlightened" if we erase from our mind what makes us feel powerless. Only when we let the whole reality enter our awareness, we can change it for the better. Don't close your eyes to those who don't have a voice. Become the voice of the other animals and ask for their rights.