Garnish with Humanity

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“Currently, according to the statistics made by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), 10 billion animals are killed for food each year, which equals to…more than a million animals killed every hour…19,011 animals killed per minute…317 animals killed per second” (Sinilong). This is due to America’s supply and demand of meat, dairy and eggs, and the creation of factory farms. There are many reasons to eat a vegan diet, one being the unnecessary cruelty farm animals endure at the profit of factory farms. A second point is to establish an end to American hunger, saving lives and money. Another reason to consider veganism is to improve society’s health through a humanitarian diet. A constructive resolution to the issues stated above, all share one common remedy, veganism.
“Veganism can be defined as a way of living that seeks to exclude, as far as possible and practical, all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals in the production of food, clothing or for any other purpose” (Why Vegan). The reasons some American’s choose to consume animal products instead living a vegan lifestyle are the habits and traditions associated with meat consumption, the conveniences or inconveniences of either diet; also, the taste preference that the majority of American society share. Investigating these reasons, we can look into diet and lifestyle; as well as, animal rights and compassion.
The Habits from History
Our ancestors were hunters, for centuries humans have hunted animals for their meat, skin and bones. According to biologists, it is not the design of human the anatomy to eat meat, and we adapted to it, perhaps out of necessity. Without other options, homosapiens, forced to eat anything around them, may have decided to ...

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...fed a “natural” and “normal” feeling in today’s society. There will never be anything normal about any form of slavery, to any living being, human or animal.
Unless we take steps to change the meat industry and factory farms, slavery and suffering of animals will continue. The solution to some of society’s health problems, decreasing famine and ending the needless suffering of animals, is to eliminate or reduce the use of animal products. We can create a peaceful world, prosper and be healthy. Non-cruelty food options are available, and they supply what we need nutritionally and tastefully. Let us examine our commitment to compassion, as consumers and human beings. Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “I have from an early age abjured the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look upon the murder of animals as they now look upon the murder of men.”
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