Eating Meat Is Ethical

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The natural life cycle depicts how animals and humans consume other species in order to survive. However, the issue about whether or not the consumption of meat is ethical has risen. Based on one’s belief and upbring, one may believe that eating meat is unethical while others chose to live a life where they eat meat based on their reference. Although, ultimately people have the decision to choose if they want to include meat in their diets, consuming meat is ethical as long as one is aware of what they eat and where these livestock are coming from. Having awareness of what one eats is important, making one conscious on where it originates and being grateful for the hard work it took in order to produce it. According to “The Pleasures of…show more content…
These people that considered themselves vegetarian and vegan strongly believe that killing animals is unethical because of the pain that the animals have to endure. However, these people who refuse to eat meat are unaware that there are animals being harmed during the process of harvesting crops. For instance, in Barbara Kingsolver’s “Animal, Vegetable Miracle,” she describes of how the harvest of crops kills animals as well, both directly and indirectly (Source B). To prevent crops from being destroyed by insects, they are sprayed with pesticides, these toxic gases are harmful to other animals as well such as birds, killing approximately 67 million a year. Likewise, machines used to harvest these crops like the sickle mower harms the environment of small animals such as rabbits and foxes by demolishing their homes, causing a disturbance in their way of life. Therefore, regardless of how others attempt to avoid the process of killing animals it is inevitable. There are certain are certain animals that are meant to be killed, animals that are raised to be livestock, serving as the meat that people are able to consume. While other types of animals are meant to roam free in the wild. People are not killing animals mindlessly, they are aware of the
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