The Benefits Of Vegetarianism
For a very long time religions like Hinduism and Buddhists have been strictly vegetarian because of their beliefs in reincarnation and the sacredness of animals. As society grew people began to become vegetarians based on overall well-being and because of the brutality of the farming industry.There are many different reasons for the shift into vegetarianism like religion, ethical, and health.Transitioning to a vegetarian diet is all around beneficial for your fitness, the earth, and the well being of animals.
Health is one of the most prominent reasons for the progression into vegetarianism.In …show more content…
In The Young Vegetarians Companion, it says,”90% of livestock are raised in some sort of confinement today. That means they are put in crowded, filthy pens and cages and deprived of sunlight.” Factory farming is called so because the animals on these farms are treated as products on a conveyor belt, and not treated as living breathing animals. The owners of the farms completely disregard the animals basic rights’, such as living in a clean habitable cage. All of the animals are given antibiotics to make them grow faster and larger and also be able to survive in such disgusting living conditions. The unethical treatment of animals isn’t only limited to farms, for example, “Each year, more than 100 million animals—including mice, rats, frogs, dogs, cats, rabbits, hamsters, guinea pigs, monkeys, fish, and birds—are killed in U.S. laboratories for biology lessons, medical training, curiosity-driven experimentation, and chemical, drug, food, and cosmetics testing” (Experiments). The animals used for the experiments, even though used for something completely different, still endure the same treatment used on the animals in a slaughterhouse. They are confined in barren cages, psychologically traumatized, and socially isolated. Experiments on Animals: An Overview also states,”Diseases that are artificially induced in animals in a laboratory, whether they be mice or monkeys, are never identical to those that occur naturally in human beings. And because animal species differ from one another biologically in many significant ways, it becomes even more unlikely that animal experiments will yield results that will be correctly interpreted and applied to the human condition in a meaningful way.” Testing on animals has no purpose if it doesn’t have the same effects on humans as it does on animals. Animal testing is not effective, is not reliable, and is expensive There