This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

A Nation Of Carnivores Essay

613 words - 2 pages

Ochoa 3A Nation of CarnivoresMost people I know eat meat almost every day. Kathy Freston is a "'conscious living counselor', talk show guest, and best-selling author of Quantum Wellness: A Practical and Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness (2008), among other titles." This background gives her the ethos to talk or write about vegetarianism (preface 800). She tells us in her essay "Vegetarian is the New Prius" that being a vegetarian is far more earth-friendly than buying a Prius. Still many American are not vegetarian. Why could these be? Maybe people aren't vegetarian because they don't have much information about vegetarianism, and organic food is expensive.Kathy Freston makes an effective argument is her essay. She writes about how being a vegetarian is more ecological than buying a new car. She supports her argument by giving the reader facts. Rising, slaughtering, refrigerating, and transporting farm animals uses more carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous than plant foods. Freston tries to persuade her readers by choosing carefully the words she uses so that they think twice before they buy meat at the grocery store. For example, instead of writing "steak" or "filet" she uses the word "carcass", the word has a negative connotation, and gives it a nasty image.One of the reasons why Americans are not vegetarian may lie in the fact that people don't have enough information about it. For example, when we hear the word vegetarian, we instantly think of fruit, and vegetables. Many People associate healthy with not appetizing. Even though some people may relate vegetarian with a negative image, reality is that not all vegetarians eat only fruit and vegetables. Vegetarian has many types like flexitarian, which are people who mostly do not eat animal products but occasionally eat meat. Vegetarian doesn't...

Find Another Essay On A Nation of Carnivores

A Weight of a Nation Essay

1189 words - 5 pages The Weight of a Nation I saw so many true facts in this video that hits close to home. From the advertising to the Lower end housing. I was never obese as a child and I was always fed, but I won’t be able to say it was necessarily healthy. I pretty much ate what I wanted and if my mother was making something I did not eat she made me a separate meal, and

Griffith's Birth Of A Nation Essay

945 words - 4 pages Birth of a Nation The groundbreaking director, D.W. Griffith, made the first American feature length film. His film, Birth of a Nation, broke records and caused uproar of controversy. It was six times longer than the average film of that time, and introduced technical effects and the twelve-reel film paved a path for more directors to create the high quality of filmmaking shown in Griffith’s film. Birth of a Nation tells the story of two

The Defining of a Nation

908 words - 4 pages its vast lands. From the beginning of America's young history, immigrants fleeing persecution, famine, tyranny, or looking for a fresh start at a new life flocked to the shores of this nation. Even today, thousands of immigrants pour into the land of freedom and opportunity so that they might have a better life that the one they left behind. The struggle for immigrants yesterday and today was and will never be an easy one. It is, instead, a long

A Father of the Nation

1444 words - 6 pages be stopped where it was, but it was not his ultimate goal to remove it from the nation. He needed the support of all in the Republican Party to gain candidacy, and calling for a full scale removal of slavery was not the route to go. Later on his speech continued to beg for the unification of the nation. He asked that the Northerners to not submit to the demands of the South, at the same time he asked the Southerners to realize that they were

Turkmenistan: A Nation of Contradictions

1538 words - 6 pages Turkmenistan: A Nation of Contradictions In October 2001, the Central Asian country Turkmenistan celebrated its tenth year of independence. Formerly the Turkmen Soviet Socialist Republic (T.S.S.R), Turkmenistan gained its sovereignty with the collapse of its communist counterpart, the Soviet Union in 1991. However, there is much to be questioned about the status of the “democratic” republic which operates Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan

The survival of a nation

666 words - 3 pages Humans often make goals to reach an exhilarated state. When a goal becomes too hard to obtain and when too many people fail to reach this goal, society digresses. The American Dream is the national ethos of the United States that was created in 1931. It is a set of principles in which prosperity and success can be achieved through hard work and the right ethics. However, over the years, the “car has stopped.” This so-called “dream” is running

The Shaping Of A Nation

1154 words - 5 pages culprit who is going to the place of his execution, so unwilling am I, in the evening of a life nearly consumed in public cares, to quit a peaceful abode for an ocean of difficulties, without that competency of political skill, abilities and inclination which is necessary to manage the helm. He was adored by the new nation, inspired by his want for unity (“Washington“). His administration was dead-set on shining a light on

America - A Nation of Immigrants

5514 words - 22 pages America - A Nation of Immigrants Missing Works Cited The North American economic development has seen several stages of development. The first stage of economic development was a plantation-slave economy mixed with mercantilism, the second stage of development was a competitive industrial economy, and the stage third stage of economic development is multinational capitalism. Economic institution and related governmental actions have formed

The Building of A New Nation

718 words - 3 pages , but it was within the American character to seek prosperity and industrial expansion into one the economic powers of the world.Once the American Revolution of 1776 was coming to a conclusion, an independent American industry began to form. Throughout the years of 1789 to 1860, technological advances, government involvement and improvement within the nations infrastructure contributed to the expansion of a prosperous nation, which would become

Conceptions of Canada as a Peaceful Nation

1548 words - 6 pages Canadians often pride themselves as being different from, and more innocent than their American neighbors, who have a well-known history of slavery and racism. Canada is built upon naïve and passive conceptions of being a kinder, gentler, and more peaceful nation in comparison to the United States. These unchallenged assumptions, or myths, allow Canada to "tell a story of national goodness," while effectively erasing sections of history

America as a Nation of Immigrants

2394 words - 10 pages America as a Nation of Immigrants America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus' poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty "the golden door" Americans have seen times when the door was open wide and times when it was close shut to most immigrants (Sure 4). Many people look at the present immigration problems as a purely modern dilemma. The truth is

Similar Essays

Birth Of A Nation Essay

715 words - 3 pages "BIRTH OF A NATION" The film "Birth of a Nation," by D. W. Griffith, is a timeless and controversial silent film. Griffith attempts to use his one-sided philosophies to portray Caucasians and African Americans the way he sees them. "Birth of a Nation" was based on the anti-black play "The Clansman." The story line follows the Clansman family that is from the South and their close friendship to the Stoneman family from the

Birth Of A Nation Essay

629 words - 3 pages On March 3, 1915 the movie The Birth of a Nation was released at the Liberty Theatre in New York City. This film was financed, filmed, and released by the Epoch Producing Corporation of D.W. Griffith and Harry T. Aitken. It was one of the first films to ever use deep-focus shots, night photography, and to be explicitly controversial with the derogatory view of blacks.      Throughout the movie, the film justified the

A Nation Of Idoits Essay

766 words - 3 pages much rather stay update with there social media than reading a book, study, or learn about history. We are given three chances to gain education, in elementary, middle school, high school, and college. Many take part in gaining an education but many not even explore it. These education opportunities are to help our nation to become smarter and succeed. The lifestyles of teenagers have leaded them to feel not motivated to learn or do better in

Alienation Of A Nation Essay

1083 words - 4 pages In a society enshrouded by a type of melancholy found only in Turkey, there is no feeling more pervasive than alienation. Like a low flying cloud, hüzun hangs over Turkey and fills even the brightest hopes of the Republic with a measure of gloom. Caused principally by a crisis of identity, alienation renders much of the population of Turkey detached from the political and social processes. Though Turkey was once a part of a great empire that