Should we stop consuming animalproducts?
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The truth is that animals born into in these sorts of industries are treated with the utmost lack of respect. The documentary Earthlings shows how the animals are cramped into restricted metal boxes filled with filth and live their whole life under the stress of this intense confinement. They are artificially impregnated by humans in order to keep their milk flowing and then traumatically separated from their baby at birth. They are genetically manipulated and force fed antibiotics to grow quicker and produce more meat, something that often causes them to become crippled by their own weight and collapse with lung failure and heart attacks. (1)All for our daily strip of bacon, glas of milk and fried egg.
I do not believe that it is right that one group of living being anguishes under the hand of another and i certainly do not believe that it is the animal's responsibility to feed and clothe us as they do today. I don't believe that we should prioritise our tastebuds or greediness over the lives of other earthlings. So why is it that we today, knowing that we can live healthy vegan lives still raise and kill animals in the most inhumane ways possible? How can we believe that it is morally correct to mechanically mass murder living beings? Is it out of habit or are humans really that cold hearted?
Earthlings (2005), Monson, Shaun
in your previous argument you also mention that you believe that we should keep ourselves informed about the state of the animals and treat them more humanely whilst being raised for our pleasure. Of Course this would be a step in a better direction but does it really matter in the end? In this scenario we are still raising the animals for slaughter, and in the end they are gonna be killed. We are still raising to kill and i can't possibly see how that is humane of us? I myself can not justify using another individual for something that i don't need to survive. Since humans are not carnivores and don't need dairy, eggs or meat to survive i do not believe that it is my or any other human's right to end an animal's life, just like i don't believe that it is one human's right to end another human's life.
(1) Happycow.net, Nicholds, Heather,Vitamin B12 Facts for Vegans, http://www.happycow.net...
(2) Pitchford, Paul, Healing With Whole Foods: Asian Traditions and Modern Nutrition (2002)
(3) The National Center for Biotechnology Information, Dietary Reference Intakes for Thiamin, Riboflavin, Niacin, Vitamin B6, Folate, Vitamin B12, Pantothenic Acid, Biotin, and Choline, http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...
(4) Veganhealth.org, Norris, Jack, Disease Rates of Vegetarians and Vegans, http://www.veganhealth.org...
(5) World Health Orginisation, The top 10 causes of death, http://www.who.int...
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