Lovely piece. Any one of us as individuals can practice empathy and care as suggested. Many of us already do so to the extent at least that it fits into our neat little lives so dependent on fossil fuels, factory farming and imported goods hewn from massive deforestation and destruction of flora and fauna. Naive to think we really are doing anything more than soothing ourselves and hopefully a small number of fellow animals we may be acquainted with.
But given that most humans are totally unexposed to even such a philosophy of life, is all we can do sit back, care for the beings within our own reach and let mankind collectively spiral into a horrible ending for all animals (ourselves included).
Yes, it is hubris to think we can change things, but isn't it in human nature to at least try?