Being mortal and its consequences on activism
An abandoned issue in the minds of activists is the fact that our time for activism is short on this planet. At sometime, this or another, an activist will pass, and will not be able to help the animals any more. We, as activists, need to want for our activism to leave a footprint on this earth, to leave an eco of the change that we planted.
With that being said, we must remember that most, if not all, of the activism types known to people barely leave a footprint, if any. Their effects are local, timely, speckled, and will phase away. For example: if you make someone go vegan through a pamphlet handed by you let's say, nothing guarantees this person will go on passing the word and pursuing others to change their diets as well, giving their lives for it etc. Quite the contrary, statistically speaking, reality shows us the following will occur: When you approach an X amount of people through some sort of awareness raising activism, most of them will ignore your message in the first place. Some of those who won't, will agree with you but will not go vegan. Most of the small minority who will go vegan, will not stay vegan for life. The small minority of those who will stay vegan for life, will not be active about it, again, only a few of them will. Those who will be active about it will not dedicate their entire lives to the issue, maybe go on a protest here and there. In order to produce a good qualitative hardcore vegan activist you need to go through an absurd amount of people, while humans just keep on multiplying in a ridiculously high rate! Also, we must keep in mind that there is a limited (and insignificant) number of people who have the potential to turn vegan and become active for animal rights. It is a saturation curve, and though it might seem to us that there is a potential for a change, it is solely because we haven't reached the limit yet. But it will happen, and then there will be nothing more to do and the animal rights movement's hands will be tied.
And let's not forget the following: most vegans want to have children; that means that in the long run, in one generation or another, vegans will produce more carnists, and it will be as if nothing had ever happened and we're starting from scratch all over again. When you consider everything you read everyting that you mentioned above, you come to realize the undeniable truth - turning a person vegan through everyday regular activism is a timely change that will have no effect in the long run.
If your activism will be such that would leave an eco, a footprint, it will mean your death will be negligible and insignificant for the animals and will be as if your activism is immortal.
If change is a seed to be planted in the world, you want the tree that grows out of it to be able to look after its own water and nutrients, and multiply on its own. Most, if not all, of the activism types used today are a kind of tree that is depending on someone else for watering, food, and that is unable to multiply. Hence, it would die once you will. The cultured meat research, once done, is the kind of self watering and multiplying tree, since once the knowledge and technology of producing the meat will be free for the world to use, it would be there forever, feeding on its own being.
If things stay the way they are, the animal holocaust will be here to stay.