I did not understand the solution to the problem of being a “conscientious meat eater.” The authors never really stated or concluded an answer to the problem in the article. In the text it says “For many people who care about the environment and animal welfare, choosing to eat humanely raised meat seems like an option.” This argues that only an option to the solution is informed to the reader, and that there is no real solution to the problem at hand. The whole point of the article, “Is It Possible to be a Conscientious Meat Eater”, is to inform the reader about the issue about meat, but because there is no solution to his argument; it makes his argument less effect as a whole when persuading
What is your reasoning for eating meat? Ethics are a person’s choice and opinion. Eating meat is beneficial for so many reasons but it’s a personal choice whether it is needed or not.
Ever since the beginning of time, meat has been a staple of the human diet. People have many reasons why they chose not to consume meat. One of the most common reasons some people chose not to eat meat is because they believe that it is unethical. There are many processes required in order to produce meat for conception, and these processes have become widely known to the public and cause a great deal of controversy. Animals are often tortured, genetically modified, and live in squalid conditions before they become the meat we put on our dinner tables.
People who are turning into vegans are most likely animal lovers, because they don’t eat or use any food or product that came from an animal. It is often compared to the vegetarian diet, but this is more of an extreme way of doing it. This is best for people who are trying to lose weight, but this is more of a lifestyle choice so don’t do this, if all you want is to lose weight. It is also pretty dangerous since the body would need protein and calcium, as well as Vitamins D, iron, and Vitamin B12, which can all be found in meats and dairy. The Atkins Diet
These voiceless victims of the world, are killed every second of every year, in fact, usually when animals are born, their death is already planned. Industrial meat production not only consists in the suffering of animals but also has a negative effect against the environment [deforestation, air and water pollution, water and energy waste, and extinction of species both plants and animal]. This includes cows producing greenhouse gases that increase climate change, and water usage in meat production is said to take 2,400 gallons to produce only 1 pound of meat [peta.org]. With this new innovation it is said [according to the Supermeat company (?)] that there will be 90% less land being
According to the Animal Welfare Act (AWA), which is the federal group that supervises the uses of animals in America stated "When used in this act, the term "animal" ... excludes farm animals, such as, but not limited to, livestock and poultry used or intended for use as food ..." Meaning that the animals that we are eating are not even being recognized as animals under the law they are consider to be less. Which is why the slaughtering of animals has been the longest going holocaust. Every year in America we murder ten billion land animals and eighteen billion marine animals. Yet, for some reason this is something people are still turning a blind eye too.
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.
However, this does not discourage the fact that many could not afford the price of free range. The most simple solution is to cut down or stop your intake altogether, find other food and protein sources. Right now, there are so many other sources including, fake meat products, beans, tofu, tempeh, mushrooms, and so many more. As the number of people that stop eating meat increases, the number of alternatives will also increase. Another reason for stopping factory farming is the fact that factory farming is animal cruelty.
Morality consists of principles that distinguish between right and wrong (Collins dictionary, 2015), which means it refers to certain code of conduct that, under certain provision, would be put forward by all rational persons. Ethical consumption of meat and vegetarianism has been a notable debate for quite a long period of time with a lot of arguments still going on. Vegetarianism has failed to take a strong ethical stand since the nature of all human beings is to adapt omnivorous diet and a major part of human body demands nutrition that can only be obtained from non-vegetarian diet. Even though it seems wrong to kill animals cruelly for the sake of consuming them, animals are not moral in this world and they do not have any culture. Humans are generally viewed as omnivores (Fischler, 1981), and they are naturally designed for omnivorous diet.
As humans, we are at the top of the food chain which is a great advantage and means that we eat animals below us in the food chain. This mostly includes farm animals and marine animals (vegansouls.org). Although some choose to become vegetarians or vegans (a person who does not eat meat or uses any of the remains of an animal that has been slaughtered) simply because they find the way that animals are slaughtered brutal and relentless and believe that they have rights (naturalnews.com). Eating meat, poultry and fish are a huge part of our eating lifestyle and because of this; we raise and kill more of them. The method of how these animals are killed and handled are not the most humane way but it’s for our own survival.
I should have listened to my parents when they scolded me to “Finish your plate, I can still see three pieces of broccoli.” What can I say? I was a stubborn child who, to this day will not touch anything with a hint of potato. I never realized how vital vegetables were to a diet until that’s all I could, or would, eat. My epiphany began in my sophomore biology class, as my favorite teacher excitedly stood in front of the classroom labs to declare “We are starting dissections!”
Even though many aren’t, some children are vegetarians or they only eat low-fat foods. Some children may only eat some of their lunches because they don’t eat meat, or they don’t like all of the calories. School cafeterias should offer a vegan lunch, for health reasons. First and foremost, most schools don’t provide a separate lunch line for other people, like vegans and children who are on diets which they should. Vegans don’t eat meats, and some of them and other people who may have diabetes, don’t need all of the fried foods because it is bad for them.