What Is Vegetarianism?

The topic of vegetarianism has been a very controversial topic between frequent meat eater and people who make the life decision to restrain themselves from consuming animal meat. Human can live a healthy and prosperous lifestyle without the consumption of any meat. Meat is not a necessary factor to live a fully adequate life. The opposition claims of vegetarianism that animal meat supposedly contains certain health benefits.Through years of research we found out that’s not entirely true. There’s also the defending argument magnifying the slaughter of innocence animals for unjustified reasons. Also need to take into consideration the long term effects that eating meat on the environment as well. Choosing which diet to participant in effects …show more content…
Harvard Women’s Health Watch a states that, “Vegetarians are at risks for low intakes of iron, vitamin B12, calcium, zinc,and riboflavin. These all can be limited by adding foods like chinese cabbage, kale, and a variety of nuts and common fruit”. Looking at which type of vegetarian diet being examined, helps pin-point a suitable diet for the individual. Theres a few varieties of vegetarians lifestyles.Some commonly presented as vegan, which means one does not eat meat, poultry, fish, or any products derived from animals, including products, and gelatin. Or partial vegetarians, that means the avoidance of meat,with the exception of fish. The health benefits with a lot of the types of vegetarians are similar. Vegetarians are at lower risks of heart disease, diabetes, obesity, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. Studies done by Brown University in 2011 showed a direct link from vegetarians and heart diseases. Brown’s conclusion was out of the “...76,000 participants involved in the experiment, vegetarians were, on average 25 percent less likely to die from heart disease”(Harvard1). Another risk vegetarians come in lower risk of is a few types of cancers. Cancers like colorectal, ovarian, and breast cancers becomes linked to a …show more content…
The killing of animals for the selfish purpose of human gratification. Eating meat isn’t necessary and neither murdering the innocents . According to Animal Equality, activism for animal rights organisation based in the United Kingdom, over fifty-six billion farmed animals get killed every year by humans. This organization refuses to see animals as food sources, but as thinking, feeling individuals who want to enjoy their lives. Their promotion is that by adopting a vegan diet we can personally save up to ninety-five animals a year, and thousands during our lifetime(AnimalEquality1). The Humane Society of the United States on their home website they express their mission and the cruel slaughter practices some animals go through. In the United States the most killed animals are birds, like chickens and turkey, almost nine billion a year. These birds are shackled upside down, paralyzed by electrified water and dragged over mechanical throat-cutting blades, all while conscious. Millions each year of birds actually miss the blades and drown in tanks of scalding water(HumanSociety1). The reason why this merciless behavior is known about and is still allowed to happen is because of the U.S Department of Agriculture exempts birds from its enforcement of the Humane Methods of Slaughter Act, which requires that farm animals be insensible to pain before they’re shackled and

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