It is very saddening that the meat intake constantly increases. I am well aware that the solution isn’t to become vegans or vegetarians; however, there are multiple resolutions to decreasing the intake of meat. These resolutions could ultimately help in limiting the cruelty that these animals undergo for our own selfish desires. In this paper I will seek to explore the different resolutions that utilitarianism, deontology, and virtue ethics would suggest for this dilemma. According to the utilitarianism philosophy, it would suggest that there is no real resolution because animal cruelty provides people with meat, and that produces the most happiness for the greatest number of people.
I wish more people, including myself, can have the will power to stop eating meet to send a message to their butchers and factories that are displaying such animal brutality. Being a vegetarian is tuff, especially if your from a nonvegeatarian family. However, Christine made her argument not only how meatless foods are good, but how simply eating less is a good start. Its hard to ask someone to top eating meet but it’s a nice gesture to try to eat less. Eating less helps, less animals will be needed to food and maybe a message will be sent to those who practice brutal ways on animals.
In his essay he constantly repeats about thanksgiving and the turkey which didn’t live its life to the fullest. In Mr. Steiner’s article he says that people all around the world always have excuses to why they eat meat and somehow make them believe their lie by telling them the reasons constantly. So they ignore the torture and the pain the animals endure just for the enjoyment of a meal. They forget everything about the poor lives the animals had to go through while they have their hamburger in McDonalds. They tell themselves two excuses which is that animals don’t feel pain and that god made animals for our consumption according to Mr. Steiner.
Isabella Weich Philosophy 101 MWF 10:00 Analysis of “Is It Possible to Be a Conscientious Meat Eater?” In their article, “Is It Possible to Be a Conscientious Meat Eater?” Sunaura Taylor and Alexander Taylor’s conclusion is that the production and consumption of meat is unethical. Their main arguments for the conclusion are that there is not a sufficient amount of meat to feed everyone in the world and that the concept of equality is based on suffering. In this paper I will analyze these two main points and explain why I believe meat should not be eaten as a staple. Taylor and Taylor’s first argument is that there is not enough meat to feed everyone in the world. The unstated premise here is that if there is not enough meat to feed everyone, then the consumption of meat is unethical.
Corruption and Destruction of Our Food If people really knew what they were putting in their bodies when they ate, they probably would not want to eat it anymore. People don’t even know where their food is coming from, let alone know that their foods have been genetically modified. There are huge issues regarding the consumer’s health when eating these foods. For example, the animals wellbeing is not considered, and the environment is at risk. The United States food industry has become corrupt in so many ways; therefore, the consumer should buy from local farms to improve their health and ease their conscience.
All these points are important in justifying whether humans are morally right when choosing to eat meat. This paper will argue that it is morally impermissible to eat meat by focusing on the treatment of animals, the environmental argument, animal rights, pain, morals, religion, and the law. Treatment of animals Vegetarians are uncomfortable with how humans treat animals. Animals are cruelly butchered to meet the high demand and taste for meat in the market. Furthermore, meat-consumers argue that meat based foods are cheaper than plant based foods.
Animal activists accuse meat eaters of being critical when it comes to picking which species to consume. For example, in source D, Jonathan Safran Foer accuses meat eaters of being fickle of the species they consume. He portrays meat eaters as being discriminatory towards the idea of eating certain species by contrasting the U.S’ meat eating choices with countries such as India, Spain, and French. However, Foer’s argument is impractical. To hold the whole world to the same diet standards is unreasonable; the differences in religion, accessibility, taste preference, and etc.
Many people and organizations, like PETA, are huge advocates for the ethical treatment of animals. But does it really matter if animals were treated ethically or not if they end up getting slaughtered and put on a plate for people to consume anyway? Gary Steiner wrote the article “Animal, Vegetable, Miserable” and explains his life as a strict vegan and why even eating ethically raised animals is inhumane. Eating animal products, even if treated humanely, is still considered unjustified to vegan lifestyle supporters, such as Steiner, but I happen to disagree with some of his argument. Steiner believes that eating humanely treated animals is a “profound contradiction” because people are unaware of the effects greater than just how the animals
My goal is not to make people vegan overnight but instead to give people a new perspective and to begin asking themselves some uncomfortable questions. I hope to awaken people on the concept of living and eating in alignment with your values. Typical opinions of slaughterhouses are that they’re okay if the animals are being treated humane, but what do you actually define as humane? Is it if the animals are killed painfully and carefully? As shocking as Upton Sinclair’s book “Jungle” was over a century ago on the unsanitary and dangerous conditions in the meatpacking plants, so is Sue Coe’s contemporary graphic art depicting slaughterhouses today.
To hear that someone would be vegetarian because they saw a chicken’s head being cut of inhumanely, just reminds me of how I was the person cutting off the heads of those delicious chickens. It is not just her who changed her eating habits once she got to Penn State, many college freshman change their eating habits because of the same reason. There are “vegetarians” out there who do not eat meat for reasons I completely understand and approve of. For example, Muslims and practicing Jews do not eat pork because of biblical reasons. Another reason a person may not eat meat is because of food allergies; where eating meat makes you sick and break you out in hives.