Essay on The Humane Slaughter Act Of 1978

1480 Words Mar 15th, 2016 null Page
If vegans try so hard to emulate the tastes of meats and animal products, the healthy way is to just consume the real thing.
The popularity of becoming a vegan has risen in the past decade because of organizations falsely “exposing” the meat and the meat-packing industries. Those industries and the government have heavily regulated systems and laws in favor of treating the animals justly, and many studies have been done by the companies to make sure that they are doing so. For example, many believe that the animals feel the pain endured during slaughter, but that isn’t the case. The Humane Slaughter Act of 1978 was enacted in order to stop cruelty and even stress of the livestock out for slaughter. Parts of the act ensure the livestock must be insensible to the pain before the slaughter takes place, have plenty of room to lie down, and have access to ample food and water (American Meat Institute). Methods and laws are enacted to make sure industries are credible and doing the just action. The food industries have a noble concern for the animals involved and all of the actions done to that animal, not just for their own sake or the sake of a company. They are actions that relatively do not need to be done, but are done so that the animal involved is cared for and not put through pain. For instance, when put to slaughter, the animal involved is handled and moved through pens and chutes in a manner that does not cause stress to the animal (American Meat Institute). Strict…

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