The Ethical Treatment Of Obesity Essay example

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Obesity has become an epidemic in the United States and many activists have stepped forward in order to acknowledge the problem. Simultaneously Animal Cruelty in factory farms, slaughter houses and other suppliers of meat is being addressed as well as fought. Recently Peta (an organization that stands solely for the ethical treatment of animals) released a billboard along route to a beach in Jacksonville, Florida in a campaign to address both obesity and animal cruelty. The result was an add stating “Save the Whales. Lose the blubber. Go vegetarian.” The words are in bold white and red print in front of a colorful illustration of a beach front. On the far right side of the advertisement is a drawing of a woman’s torso facing the ocean, the woman is evidently overweight, dressed in a red and white polka-dot bikini that is too small so she is spilling out of it. The stated claim of the billboard is essentially saying that being vegetarian helps in weight loss.
According to publications from Harvard health becoming a vegetarian undeniably benefits a person’s health and helps slim down. (http://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/becoming-a-vegetarian) “As a result, they’re likely to have lower total and LDL (bad) cholesterol, lower blood pressure, and lower body mass index (BMI), all of which are associated with longevity and a reduced risk for many chronic diseases” Monique Ryan, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN. The stated claim of Peta’s billboard that; Going vegetarian aid in weight…

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