Unless you grow your own food, you can't tell whether or not your fruit or veg is coming from a purely fruit/veg farm, or a combination of fruit/veg and animal farm. The likelyhood is, is that your fruit, and especially veg, comes from a farm which breeds animals to slaughter. So, by this admission, surely vegans are just as guilty as participating in cruelty as the rest of us?
The only way to be completley vegan, would be to grown your own fruit and vegetables, without manure.
Small mammals such as mice will live in wheat farms. Harvesting kills mice, and, possibly other small animals such as birds. Millions of small wild mammals are particuarly grinded up, and killed when harvest comes about, so, why are vegans not as vocal as that, as they are about male chicks being grinded alive in a factory farm?
A demand for products such as tofu, and soya destroys the rainforests, and kills millions of animals every year. Eating soya (or drinking it), or tofu, damages the rainforest. To make way for soya, or tofu, millions of acres of rainforest are destroyed each year, with the destruction of these forests comes the deaths of millions of animals with it. You can't destroy rainforest without also killing animals, the two go hand in hand.
Ironically using soya and tofu cause just as much death and destruction. As does using palm oil, which virtually everybody uses. Whether its toothpaste, make-up, to eating crisps, all use palm oil, which destroys the rainforests, and kills animals.
Eating vegan choclate, or drinking coffee also destroys the rainforests, and kills animals. Even vegan choclate is not cruelty free, it comes from choclate beans, which is desturctive to the rainforest, also kills animals.
Vegans do have the right approach of minimising their impact on famr animals, however, the lifestyle of a vegan isn't as cruelty free as is made-out.
Due to the world we live in, and the way that it is set up, none of us live a cruelty free way. We all kill animals in one way or another, even vegans, a vegan lifestyle causes as much death and destruction as a vegetarian, or meat eater, to think otherwise is to avoid the reality of how food is produced.
We can change the world, it comes slowly. But, we all contribute animals deaths in one way or another, we can only work towards making a world which doesn't.