yeah offgridkid, that is a major major issue within mankind and it seriously needs to be looked at and assessed by the majority of civilians! There was a research paper done a few years back about 6 to 14 year old kids and what they think, know and assume to go into there usual food and it surprised the hell out of everyone that 60% of the children didn't have a clue ever when it came to chicken burgers with.. the name being in the name! haha
Me myself being vegan always ends up with a very long heated debate usually with meat eaters, hunters and also vegans as I am anti-hunting when it comes to sport, but not so anti-hunting when it comes to people being self sufficient! I used to go fishing as a child with my dad and he used to go shooting for small game and we raised our own chickens for meat, eggs, had a large self sustained allotment for veg so I have always been understanding from one side. but when it does come to it I am pretty big on animal rights and anti hunting campaigns but not necessarily all hunting due to my side of the love for self sufficiency! Now this is where I differ from most vegans on the fact that i don't eat meat, i have all of these views and I do think that me myself for my preferences can get everything i need from a meatless and dairyless diet! this is normaly the start of heated debates between hunters and vegans and me being sort of stuck inbetween against both sides! But i like to see myself as understanding and not shoving my views down peoples throats but giving a well varied and honest opinion debate and discussion on the topic! I mean why argue and fight when you can learn from one another, You might not convert someones beliefs nor they're beliefs fall into action upon yourself but at least you can learn from each other!
But yeah, the denial and contradictions within eating habbits and prefernces mainly within the meat eating and dairy consuming side of civilians is very much hidden by packaged bloodless procucts as you stated! they can't do it themselves and will happily slate others who go out of there way to do these things themselves when they pay for it to be practically done and covered up for them!
that is one major problem indeed!
hopefully this comment won't be misjudged as i know there are a lot of vegans/veggies/meat eaters and others on these forums and people will.. understand or at least try to understand my reasonings for these views!