Meat Consumption: The Ethical Issue Of Eating Meat

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The issue of meat consumption and on whether to allow the practice or discontinue it has been a controversial topic. Non-meat eaters argue it is unethical because it is abusive to animals, in the sense that animals are not given the opportunity to roam free and experience its surroundings. On the other hand, meat consumers argue that eating meat is ethical as long as meat eaters are conscious of how their meat is collected and the treatment of livestock is The consumption of meat is an act that an individual decides whether to partake in or not. Therefore, the option of eating meat should not be completely taken away, but should be limited. Eating meat ties in with vegetarian and vegan diets, in the sense that both have to follow guidelines to create an ethical approach to eating any grown foods. The consumption of food is ethical when both meat eaters and non-meat eaters understand the organisms they affect with their food choices. Finally, an understanding of where and how food is grown can create awareness and gratitude, which can cause the U.S population to reflect on its own excessive amount of meat consumption compared to other countries. In sum, the option of eating meat shouldn’t be completely …show more content…
Just like any other produce, meat has protocols on how to harvest it in a humane way. Meaning, meat distributors have to kill their livestock in the least painful method possible and provide the livestock with a decent life before its demise. Meat consumers’ and non-meat eaters’ roles are to be aware of the food choices they make that affect organisms and be grateful for the meal they have been granted from a life form’s sacrifice. Lastly, meat eating habits should be limited to stable conditions in order to be ethical. In other words, the U.S’ excessive meat consumption is not ethical and should decrease to meet up with other nation’s standards to become reasonable with both non-meat eaters’ and meat eaters’

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