The Negative Speech: A Persuasive Speech To Eat Meat

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for… VEGANISM! Okay, okay, no we don’t. Let me just start off by saying this is not another vegan advocacy. Trust me, there’s already one too many of those. I’m not here to convince you that not eating meat will somehow magically let you talk to animals or that if you do choose to eat meat you’ll be condemned to hell, although, some people are so ignorant and/or gullible they’d probably believe it. I agree, some vegans are so angry at the world sometimes I myself as a vegetarian think that a piece of bacon will fix that right up, because come on, it’s bacon. Nevertheless, I’m here to further educate you on what being vegan is NOT. Being a vegan is not being a tree hugging, yoga mat loving, and animal worshipping …show more content…
Objection! The last time I saw a hippie was Hyde on That’ 70’s Show. Now I’m not saying vegans aren’t environmentally enthusiastic, I’m just saying they aren’t exactly chaining themselves to trees. Being environmentally aware should be applied to everyone; it should not just be a tree-hugging prerequisite. In fact, the majority of vegans choose this lifestyle specifically to aid the earth. PETA reported that 86% of land in the Amazonian region is cleared solely for the purpose of pasteurization used for animal feed. Now isn’t that a happy story. Another fun fact, it takes 16 pounds of grain to produce 1 pound of meat. So that small bag of steak you bought for today’s cookout is your entire backyard at the earth’s expense. …show more content…
You shouldn’t need to be a vegan to like and respect an animal and being a vegan isn’t entirely just for that. We already established some people become vegans specifically to help the environment, others go vegan to create an awareness to nourish the less fortunate hungry humans of the earth and then there’s others who do it for the animals. Liking animals is the usual but it isn’t always the case for the drastic lifestyle changes therefore, it isn’t an animal obsession its just having a heart. I’m going to add a little personal experience to this section because it relates; everyone asks me why I became a vegetarian. I’ve always known that an animal must be killed one way or another to be eaten and it wasn’t until 3 years ago that I saw the cold hard truth of that fact. An animal must be killed but it doesn’t have to be mistreated. That is what influenced my decision. It’s one thing to cleanly kill an animal and another to beat, burn, scalp, rip, kick, stab and slice a living breathing animal for joy; and believe it or not a lot of slaughterhouses do these things before fully killing an animal just because its fun/funny. It makes their life just that much more interesting, that’s disgusting. That is when I realized humanity doesn’t just involve us as human beings; it includes anything with a pulse because even if you believe it can’t understand you it can feel what is done to it. That’s my fight. That doesn’t make me an

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