The Pros And Cons Of Eating Animals

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Eating Animals
Foer (2009) focuses on eating animals because he feels that animal food is a problem in the world today. He supports his position with the data from the UN, WHO, CDC and other health organizations. For example, he states that animal food is the number one cause of global warming. Livestock business generates more greenhouse gases than all other forms of gases produce by the transport sector. Foer further explains that animal food is not only responsible for diseases such as bird’s flu and swine flu, but also hinders the effectiveness of antibiotics in the human body (2009). He mainly focuses on factory farming which if stopped would reduce global warming, pollution, save oil reserves, reduce disease burden, improve public health
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Most people find it easy to eat beef, chicken and fish because they grew-up eating such foods. The foods have always been on their menu, and they see no problem. However, some people do not eat certain meats since it is a cultural taboo in their society. People’s reaction towards the dog eating cultures is natural since they feel that a dog should not be eaten (Foer, 2009).
It matters how animals are treated before being slaughtered; they are living things with conscience and pain receptors. Animals experience fear, shock, stress and despair; they deserve a dignified death (Foer, 2009).
Factory farming impacts on the environment and affects all humans. It is an earthly problem, and affects every life on earth. It can be argued that water, air and land pollution only affect a group of people, but it affects all humans using these natural resources (Foer, 2009).
Industrial fishing is cruel and in-human. The fishing methods used are designed to suffocate, squash and kill the sea animals. If the fish happens to reach the deck alive, the worst scenario awaits; their gills are slit in their full conscience or they are thrown to freezers to freeze to death. First, it is not necessary to catch tuna; secondly, it is unethical and immoral to kill millions of sea animals just because someone wants to eat tuna (Robbins,
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