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Over the years such a custom has become more popular. There are many reasons why one may decide to follow this code of ethics; however, the most common include: moral, religious, or health related reasons. Morally, one may feel obligated to exercise vegetarianism due to the inhumane treatment of animals throughout the food production process. The United States has a large population to cater to and the issue is that countless numbers of animals are raised for food consumption alone. Animals such as cows, chickens, pigs, and turkeys are subjected... ... middle of paper ... .... Ed.
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Based on surprising evidence, it can be safe to label the love-affair an abusive one. According to a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 34% of American adults are currently obese, and a number of research places the blame on the ever-expanding amount of meat-consumption in American society. An increasing amount of evidence indicates vegetarianism is the necessary solution to shape a society that is health-conscious, and environmentally-proactive. Vegetarianism is associated with varying degrees of diet choices, yet they all conjoin on the same basic principle: that is, to abstain from meat. For some vegetarians, known as vegans, animal products such as dairy and eggs are prohibited as well.
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