The Pros And Cons Of Humane Slaughter

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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
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It is not the lack of meat, nor is it the abundance that makes one person healthier than another, yet the vegan lifestyle is not a healthy choice for any individual. Pursuing a vegan diet would mean taking on the added high risks of malnourishment, vitamin deficiencies and overly processed foods. The goal of the vegan culture is short-sighted and will not address a change in the farming and meat industries. The risks in a vegan diet without doubt would outweigh rewards, if there are any. Due to the lack of scientific evidence to support most vegan’s claims, the validity of their statements is highly disputed. Instead of being a vegan, we should rather knowledgeably assess what to consume on a daily basis. Rather, provide oneself with a balanced diet with all food groups and lead a healthy life

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