In the article “Let Them Eat Dog”, Jonathan Safran Foer addresses the taboo subject of humans using dogs as a form of protein and sustenance. He analyzes the intelligence of our canine companions in comparison to the species most Americans would believe to be acceptable to consume, such as: pigs, cows, and chickens. While their intelligence is relatively similar, even the most devoted of carnivores still wouldn’t consider dog as a meal option. “Despite the fact that it’s legal in 44 states” (Foer para 1), poses no additional health risks than any other meat, and tastes just as good, American people still refuse to cook the family dog. Foer goes on to mention how millions of dogs, as well as cats, are euthanized every year just in the United
The article “Is It Possible to be a Conscientious Meat Eater,” written by Sunaura Taylor and Alexander Taylor, looked like a very convincing argument. “Is It Possible to be a Conscientious meat eater” discusses that processed meat is bad for the world, and how it affects us and our surrounding environments in a negative outcome. The one thing I enjoyed reading from this article was the supportive use of evidence through facts to support the author’s thesis statement. However I would argue that the authors, when writing this, didn’t do a thorough job on keeping the subject professional, detailed, unbiased, and citing the sources for their information.
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. In Michael Pollan’s book, An Omnivore’s Dilemma, we are focused on many different views of eating meat and other foods that are products of animals. The majority of those who chose to consume
Perdue Farms is one of the largest producers of broilers in the United States. The company was started in 1920 by Arthur Perdue on his farm in Maryland. The company began selling eggs in the beginning and in 1925 the company built its first hatchery and began specializing in layer chicks selling. It’s not out of the ordinary for a company to experience controversies during their success. Perdue Farms is one of those brand names that has had many difficulties in the form of environmental issues, workplace safety, government-regulation compliance, operations problems, and more commonly animal-treatment controversies.
Hodgman had a knack for using humor in No Wonder They Call Me a Bitch. In such a repulsive essay she used humor to block out the nauseating unbearable parts of this Essay. Her misery was out pleasure. The descriptions were so revolting that I couldn’t help but laugh at the poor girls suffering.
In Jonathan Foer’s argumentative essay “Let Them Eat Dog”, he makes a very convincing argument for the consumption of dog, a surprising topic to argue for. However, when one reads through his excerpt, it’s quite difficult to escape the sound logic he utilizes throughout the piece. Ranging from commentary on the taste of dog meat to points about the ecological impact it would have if the U.S. started eating dog, Foer is persuasive and reasonable. So reasonable, in fact, that it begs the reader to question exactly why he would put so much effort into arguing for eating dog, something that most people won’t change their minds on no matter how logical the argument is. Foer even admits at the end of his essay that despite his best efforts, people
First and foremost, with the purpose of analysing this argument essay by Foer, it is essential to know the summary of the essay as well as his point of view on eating dogs. Foer began with telling the audience about the general perspective of the relationships between human and dogs, in which
“To satisfy the public's ever-growing appetite for meat, slaughterhouses in the United States killed ten billion animals last year. That's 27,397,260 animals every day, 1,141,553 every hour, 19,026 every minute” (Jones). Many animals are being placed in slaughter houses each year to meet this high demand. Farm animal welfare refers to the state, living condition, and treatment, animals are but under in farms. Cruel animal welfare has spread throughout the world killing millions of animals in inhumane ways. Farmers do not care about the living conditions for the animals; they are just trying to reach the demand to produce enough meat to make money. Animals in these slaughter houses are going to be slaughtered for consumption; they should live
Do you believe in order to understand other culture you need to try different food ? These are some ideas of this article from Amy S. Choi a freelance journalist. She wrote this article,“What americans can learn from other food cultures”. Choi betters her argument by providing real stories from other countries. She starts her article with personal anecdotes, describing some cultures and real life stories that the food is the only great thing we have that make us closer to different country. Choi was successfully in showing how food can be educational about other cultures by providing stories from other countries including personal facts that serve as evidence in support of her claims.
The author Jonathan Safran Foer who in 2009 published a piece called “Eating Animals” has further enhanced this topic by publishing, “Let Them Eat Dog: A Modest Proposal for Tossing Fido in the Oven”. In this essay the author establishes a credibility that allows for his opinion to be heard and his proposal to be given a chance. The author also includes fallacies like that of either/or which is established effectively giving the reader no option but to accept the proposal, this is also thanks to the variety of evidence presented by the author in order to give his proposal a chance.
In today’s world, there is a division among the people in the world regarding whether or not it is ethical to eat meat. After researching about eating meat and vegetarianism, I have come to the conclusion that it is indeed ethical to eat meat in today’s society. Sure, eating meat might have its drawbacks, but I have found that the benefits of eating meat far outweigh the negatives of eating it. Eating meat not only helps improve people’s health, but it also helps strengthen our economy and it has little difference in the environmental impact that involves in the farming of vegetables.
America is a diverse nation that enjoys adding food from different parts of the world to its menu. In this case, America is in love with Chinese food, especially Chinese restaurants, takeout dinners and fortune cookies, (which are not really Chinese). This popularity is from all over the world where one cannot miss a restaurant or two providing these delicious fare. As with any food, there is a rich history behind this famous cuisine that anyone interested in learning how to cook this type of food should know. The Chinese view cooking as an art form that requires dedication to perfect each meal for those who eat it to enjoy. There are preparation techniques that are synonymous behind famous Chinese dishes and without the experiencing using them one cannot undertake the creating this dish. Furthermore, any chef needs to know that each cuisine is distinct to certain regions in China.
Imagine a day in the life of a common farm animal. Far from the peaceful grazing life one would envision, the livestock of today endure horrific conditions - from suffering painful diseases to being separated from their mothers at too young of an age. Not only are these conditions harmful to the animals, the food produced by them is unnecessary to humanity’s well-being and can even be damaging to society’s overall health. Since the definition of ethics is having well-founded standards of right and wrong, this process of producing meat for our consumption is unethical.
The most influential among them is "eight great delicacies", including all dishes of Sichuan, Guangdong, Jiangsu, Shandong, Fujian, Hunan, Anhui and Zhejiang, with precise skills of molding, heating, coloring and seasoning. Chinese cuisine is famous for its cooking methods and the breadth of the food, as well as the food therapy emphasized by traditional Chinese medicine. China's staple food is the south rice, the northern wheat bread and the noodles. The previous generations' diet was mainly food and simple vegetables, while meat was specially used for special occasions. Pork is the most popular meat in China, about 3/4 of the country's meat consumption in China. Many branches of Chinese food, such as Hong Kong food and American food, have appeared in the country where Chinese nationals are
The first reason for killing animals is humans killed them for consuming such as pork made from pigs, beef made from cows, and lamp made from sheep. Human’s life exists to cause by plants and animals. Meat of animals gives protein to body. They killed animals for getting nutritional value. Human’s demand for animal is fast growing in the moment. Shop and buffet about meat have increase follow their demand.