Persuasive Essay On Veganism

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Veganism, a lifestyle that eliminates the exploitation and cruelty of animals by cutting all animal products out of your diet, is a very controversial topic. Although the diet was named by animal rights advocate Donald Watson in 1944, the idea of veganism or vegetarianism has been around for centuries. The animal products restricted in the vegan diet consist of all meat including seafood, eggs, dairy, beans with animal fats, and honey. Meat, eggs, and dairy are not as good for you as they are marketed as. It is believed that a plant-based diet can lower our risk cancer, heart disease, strokes, and diabetes. Not only are the products bad for you, but the animals are murdered everyday so we humans can eat a steak or a hamburger. The egg and dairy…show more content…
It is argued that chickens are the most abused animals on the planet. About 305 million hens are used for their eggs in the US each year. Majority of those hens spend their whole lives in total confinement. From the day they are hatched until the day they are slaughtered, these animals are isolated, tortured, and stolen from. Birds that are exploited for their eggs are labeled as laying hens by the industry. They are shoved in wire cages where they have no room to move, forced to lay eggs, and then sent to a slaughter house once they are too worn out to lay anymore eggs. The cages are dirty because the usually clean birds have to urinate and defecate all over the place and the sensitive part of their beaks are cut off so they are not able to peck each other. The birds lay an abundance of eggs that are taken away from them. After a while they are not able to drop anymore eggs. After that the chickens are sent to be murdered, where they are most likely going to become chicken soup or cat/dog food since their flesh is too bruised and battered to be used for much else. Although the process of where eggs come from is awful, they are not horrible for you. They do have protein but is that worth the cruelty those birds go

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