Argumentative Essay On Veganism

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The media is supposed to report breaking news stories that affect the community in a whole. It is supposed to present the reader with information based research and while allowing the reader to be able to form their own opinions on the story that has been reported. However, the media outlets has the ability to shape and frame the way we, as a society view a certain topic such as a vegan diet on children. Veganism is defined by the Vegan Society is defined “A philosophy and way of living which seeks to exclude—as far as is possible and practicable—all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals for food, clothing or any other purpose; and by extension, promotes the development and use of animal-free alternatives for the benefit of humans, …show more content…
Although veganism is thought to be a healthy option for adults by the general public, when it comes to children being on a vegan diet, there is still some concern amongst the public. The media of course escalates this issue by mainly publishing stories about when a child on a vegan diet gets harmed. The Huffington Post and National post both posted articles in July of that there are written by Mohammed Omar and Mary Hui, respectively, about this issue. Both articles raise issues that concern the public and also tries to somewhat debunk myths about children on vegan diets. The articles poses the complex question of how the media has dealt with veganism and whether it is appropriate to feed infant with a primarily vegan diet and how the articles take on both …show more content…
The Huffington Post mentioned that this case was the fourth one that had happened in the span of 18 months in Italy. Huffington post being a fairly liberal newspaper , surprisingly glossed over the amount of cases that had happened in the past. However, the more conservative newspaper National post went in depth of the similar cases that had happened. The author of this article covered all bases when it came to proving that veganism does not lead to malnourishment in children because she detailed the most recent cases. In this case, the two newspapers seemed to switch their positions because as mentioned above, Huffington post glossed over the number of cases that had occurred. Since it is considered as more of a liberal Newspaper, it is surprising when all the information is not given to us to make an educated decision on the case. While compared to the National Post article, the author provided the reader with as much information about the case as possible such as contacting different experts on veganism and also referencing different articles and/or studies that had been previously done on the case. Generally speaking, the media coverage on this story is distorted as both newspapers mentioned above shown different sides of the story that differentiated from their political

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