If we are to truly help animals, vegans need to become activists: not just activists for animals, but activists for science.
If we acknowledge that vegetarianism doesn't "save" animals in a concrete sense, but rather reduces future suffering then we are in a better position to acknowledge the importance of the future more generally.
These thoughts should be helpful for everyone who is trying to help animals as well as work to create more of a sense of a positive and collaborative community.
Vegetarianism or veganism shouldn't be an exclusive club with high entrance fees and bad science.
What happens when animals escape from a slaughterhouse?
If we wish for an ideal world, we might need to challenge our optimism bias in order to create more reliable scenarios of the future.