What we eat affects not only us, but the animals, and the world. After learning the truth about where and how our meat and food products are prepared and the effects they cause on our bodies, I was shocked and disgusted. As a society, we can make a few small changes that will have a big and healthy impact on the world and how we live. Usually when you think about a cow, you picture a large farm, a red barn and cows eating grass. But this isn’t what actually goes on.
Namit Arora, author of the article “On Eating Animals”, harshly captures the inhumane production of meat in America with repulsive imagery and shocking details. Arora, writer at thehumanist.com, reveals the immediate attention that Americans give to their pets and news-famous animals like Molly a runaway cow, yet they neglect to realize the millions of livestock being killed daily. With an accusatory and critical tone Arora condemns the hypocrisy of those who are pro-life for animals, but they still consume meat products. In return, this clarifies the injustice towards these animals for his American readers and global viewers. Namit Arora’s devastating imagery underscores the brutality of American actions towards innocent animals with descriptions such as, “the cow, bellowing miserably and hobbling like a drunk for several seconds before collapsing” and, “...died on the street in a pool of blood.” When the readers imagine a drunk they usually think of a comical situation where a dazed and confused person stumbles and falls.
Animal Cruelty from Food Companies There is nothing more satisfying to American than sinking their teeth into a Big Mac, Chicken Fries, or bacon. This may be a very disturbing image to many people. If it is really thought about, someone will come to the conclusion that that piece of grilled meat in between a bun was once a living thing no matter what animal it came from. Animals are tortured everyday just so humans can have a nice cut of meat. Not all people or companies who raise, sell, and slaughter animals treat them cruelly, but a majority of them abuse the animals unnecessarily.
In “Don’t Blame the Eater,” David Zinczenko explains that the only affordable meal choice for an American teenager is fast food. Zinczenko recognizes that families consume these food sources because of the numerous McDonald’s restaurants and the lack of grocery stores in the area. Zinczenko argues that “Some fast-food purveyors will provide calorie information on request, but even that can be hard to understand”(464). However, fast-food is not the blame as Zinczenko argues in the article it 's the consumer that is to blame. The consumer has the control to eat what they want.
According to the site,"People treat the pit bulls very badly"("The Problem with People not Pit Bulls"). It's easy to think that pit bulls are the worst type of pet in the world, but really it isn't, but the facts say that its the owner fault. For example, one site said,"the owner treats them badly so,
While many people opt for the vegan lifestyle because they disagree with animal agriculture — be it meat or dairy production — in my humble, and somewhat bias opinion, others who are going to the store, as well as other retail outlets across the nation that offer similar products, are standing in line for the exact thing they have been complaining about — “manufactured food products.” The products are just dressed up as something other than what they really are, so I guess it is the vegan equivalent of mystery meat. When you boil it all down just about everything we consume has been “manufactured” in some way. I can remember manufacturing lots of food when I was a kid. We manufactured butter just about every Saturday in old mayonnaise jars. We’d shake and roll the jars filled with fresh cream, skimmed from the raw milk that either an old Jersey or Guernsey cow manufactured, with a pinch of
The meat industry wants the public to know as little as possible about what goes on with their meat. They give the American public the false idea that their food has been properly cared for its entire life, when in reality the animal was likely given many hormones, lived in a very cramped space and quite possibly never had seen daylight its entire life. Because they try and keep the process a secret, many conditions in the factory could be unsafe. This is why it is vital for slaughterhouses to be more transparent so the conditions are actually safe and people are not just given the falsehood idea that it is. If a light is not shed on what is going on behind closed doors, conditions will only worsen because “most companies would not err on the side of safety without a potentially substantial negative impact on profits” (Simon
Because of this, the feces unfortunately got into the meat and had been eaten by the consumers. One can say that these stories were not revealed to shatter companies in the food industry but to inform. Most companies would rather this information be kept a secret, but little do they know that one way or another the news would be released and would get out to the
The health and welfare of the animals is not a priority. Due to this, information I believe that puppy mills should not be allowed to continue what they have been doing to these forlorn dogs and puppies. Puppy mills do horrific things to dogs just for profit. An example of only one of the things a puppy mill does is they will breed a female dog at every opportunity with little recovery time between litters. Breeding females are often killed, when they are useless to the mill.
I wonder to myself “why do these heartless animal lovers buy dogs just to hurt them? Instead of caring for them and adoring them the way they should be treated.” There 's an article in teen ink about animal cruelty and it states that “most animal abusers find some of fulfillment or power in torturing a victim they know