Do not forget we human are ANIIMAL too! What are we talking about when we are talking about loving animals? Is that for real? I mean, do you mean it? The zoo or circus or those animal services like elephant back tour in Thailand, do you guys know how they treat the animals behind your back? I bet most people have seen those videos about elephant beating by the trainer. My point is we don't have to choose the elephant back tour when we have alternative to do the same thing. Moreover, we don't have to do that even there is no the other option.
I am not one of the animal protectionism yet we should ask ourself that do you mind live in the cage instead of the animal (you would be beaten and starved and killed)? If the answer is negative, then we should not do that to the animal. Unsurprisingly, we cannot advoid the general consumption like eat the chicken, pig, fish, blah, blah, blah. What we can do is, do not treat the animal extremely cruel, because of them we survive. We should be grateful.
Dismiss those ridiculous human activities, we have multiple options to do the same thing. In China, there is a saying: Do As You Would Be Done By. And we should follow the wise.