Many people invest their time and money in purchasing animals as a pet. It may come as a shock, but PETA also believes that no one should purchase any animal as a pet, and if one does own a pet they should be released. Amanda Radke earned a degree in agricultural communications at the South Dakota State University (“Amanda Radke, Freelance Contributor”). She voiced her opinion on the subject of the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals in an article, “PETA Hates Pet Ownership; Kills 1,456 Cats and Dogs in 2015.” Radke states, “It’s no surprise to farmers and ranchers that the extremist animal rights group, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), has a different idea of what constitutes proper animal care.” PETA does not believe in owning any animal as a pet. In order to accomplish this mission PETA euthanizes innocent animals.
However, vegetarian diets can considerably vary, as there are multiple types of vegetarians present in the modern world. According to the online article Becoming A Vegetarian found in Harvard Health Publishing, the different kinds of vegetarians are: vegans who completely leave out any product derived from animals
The mental state of animals is similar to the people who have serious intellectual disability. People who have serious intellectual disability can’t know and care others’ feeling too, yet no one will kill them for food. It is because having intellectual disability definitely not a crime. Hence, nobody would kill them for food. In conclusion, the argument is unreasonable because it is cruel and inhumane to eat a certain kind of animals just because of its inability to care about
Many humanist have moral concerns when it comes to eating meat since they are based on the way we treat animals, environment and world poverty. For this reason, some humanists become vegetarians, while some choose to eat less meat or to eat only meat from free range animals. A humanist view of morality is different from other religious outlooks in life where they often look to holy texts to discover the goal that a god has set. Humanists do not look to any god for rules but think carefully themselves about what might be the best way to live. This approach focuses on being empathetic and on thinking about the effects of choices on the happiness or suffering of the people or animals concerned.
Vegans are strict vegetarians, meaning they totally omit any type of meat from their diet. They also do not patronize animal products such as egg, milk, and yogurt. And while vegan diet continues to be promising due to the benefits that it gives, it does not necessarily mean that being a vegan automatically makes you healthier. A vegan cannot claim a healthier status because food variety must be considered to get the best out of one’s meal. Moreover, not all nutrients can be obtained from solely eating fruits and vegetables.
Ritual slaughter is a form of slaughtering animals for the sake of religion and belief systems. It is mainly used for the Muslim and Jewish religions as they are prescribed to eat different types of meat such as Halal and Kosher foods. Both religions have really strict religious rules and have had to follows their sacred scriptures for hundreds of years. They are only allowed certain type of meat such as beef and chicken, but they are not allowed to eat any porcine species. Although these days people in the 21st century are against Ritual Slaughter as they feel it mainly affects Animal Rights.
All living species should be treated with care and respect, no organisms should be made a commodity for the sake of human interest. Exotic animals, which are unusual or rare species such as lions, tigers, and non-human primates – are nowadays kept within households as pets. However, according to research, 98% of the people believe that exotic animals should not be kept as “pets”. Such opinions are due to several reasons that are sometimes supported and other times opposed. Exotic animals should not be treated as pets because they are not completely tamable, they belong to their natural habitat, and they may be transmitting zoonotic diseases to those around them.
Although different people may argue differently the main reason is what Singer is fighting for which is equality of human lives and animal lives. Currently, human’s life is accorded a higher value than animal’s life (Singer, 1973) . The animal has been used in genetic manipulation experiments, but it is illegal to use human subjects in similar research activities. Human believes they have authority over animals hence it is difficult to prevent them from using animals for research especially when the results are not
Devries (2012) states, that vegetarianism has long been intertwined with utopian hopes. Vegetarianism has of course become trendy as well as trend and in some way Americans have never been more conscious regarding matter of health and food. Vegetarianism can be a form of individual resistance to an unjust society but it can be as easy as act of mechanism by which people lose sight of bigger picture, while simultaneously thinking were doing something praiseworthy. Just as individual turning off light do not solve larger system energy problem, similarly individual vegetarian will not overcome the injustice of food, if there is loss of track the larger issued at stake. Another article by Peterson (2005), examines the influence of culture on food taste preference and the implications on consumer.
Firstly, having vegetarian diet makes livestock become less demanded so that the feeding process would be more humane. Vegetarians think that it is cruel to kill animals as food. Our interviewee Martin, a vegetarian, has suggested that avoiding animals suffering from tortures is the main reason for him to adopt the vegetarian diet. Since he realizes that a cow is fed under poor conditions, he decides to adopt vegetarian diet. However, there are some voices against their opinion.