Vegetarianism And The Environment : Is The Animal Sector Of Industrial Farming Sustainable?

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Vegetarianism and the Environment Is climate change real? Is the animal sector of industrial farming sustainable? Would consuming less meat have any impact on our current day environment? In our period of time we may have reached a tipping point with our environment, meaning if nothing is done to improve things, they will never be resolved. We are at the peak of the climate change debate right now, and one method considered viable to combat climate change is going vegetarian. A vegetarian can be defined as a person who does not eat meat, and sometimes other animal products, especially for moral, religious, or health reasons.
Justifying Vegetarianism Going vegetarian can be considered a lifestyle change, considering the effect meat has on human health. This makes sense as Does meat make the meal? compares bodily functions of humans to animals. Looking at animals, “with their much shorter bowel (for rapid expulsion of putrefying meat), stomachs with up to 10 times as much hydrochloric acid (for processing saturated fats) and sharp elongated canines (for tearing flesh)” (Riley, 1), it can be understood that these types of animals have gone through natural selection and evolved biologically. Animals need meat as they must hunt in order to consume and continue living. Humans have access to market places with a wide variety of food and do not need meat to survive. Some humans still choose to consume meat so debate on if humans break this theory has come up, though meat is not a…

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