No one was rooting for the hunter in Bambi. Everyone was rooting for the chickens to escape in Chicken Run. Everyone wanted Babe to live.
Inherently, we root for the animals to survive. We understand veganism from a young age. Little kids pet animals and care for them. They don’t automatically kill an animal after they see one. It’s when we get brainwashed into thinking that the meatballs we’re eating isn’t actually that turkey you thought was cute or the chicken you wanted to escape in Chicken Run.