Eating Meat Argument Essay

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The issue of whether we should eat meat has been widely debated in our community recently. It is an important issue because it addresses ethical principles, environmental problems, and health benefits. A variety of different arguments have been put forward about this issue. This essay will critique Mathew Lee’s argument of “Should We Eat Meat?” as well as gives an argument in support of eating meat. Anticipating potential objections to my argument such as that eating meat harms health, wastes resources, causes deforestation, and creates pollution, I will respond by supporting my arguments for eating meat, drawing conclusions through evidence, and critical thinking.
There are many fallacies that occur in the argument of the passage by Matthew Lee resulting in mistaken conclusions and a lack of validity and soundness. Lee’s argument of “Should We Eat Meat?” has
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Meat production has been steadily increasing and isn’t going to stop anytime soon. It is more effective to rally for an extension of animal welfare laws to protect farm animals rather than eradicating meat from your diet (Livestrong). Today there is an increasing amount of free-range chicken and hormone free cows that are treated humanely. There is a growing movement to raise "cruelty free" organic meat. In the United States, animals raised for certified organic meat must be given access to the outdoors, clean air, and water (Feature). They cannot be given growth hormones or antibiotics and must be fed organically, grown free of animal byproducts. This meat is not only humanely treated, but also healthier. In addition to this, a vegetarian diet is not completely immune to animal cruelty. When land is cultivated for crops, tractors are used to make space for countless acres, which kill 52-77% of the animals (such as birds, mice, and rabbits) that live in agricultural crop fields
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