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Animals: Off The Menu Or Should We Feed Them Up To Suffer?

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Once King Lear turned to the blind Earl of Gloucester and asked, “How do you see the world?” The Gloucester replied, “I see it feelingly” Shouldn’t we all? The fact is, that eating meat is criticised on health and is considered as ethically wrong. So, with all these negative consequences of eating meat you would think that actions are being advocated. Animals must be taken off the menu.

Animals must be taken off the menu because; today nine million animals will be killed in slaughterhouses. The human race today, will have the blood of nine million cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and sheep on their hands. These animals will scream in terror, in cages, small sheds and slaughterhouses- vile ...view middle of the document...

We will lose the heart and lungs of this earth. The meat industry produces more emission of toxic gases than all of transportation combined –airplanes, cars, buses, trains, and boats.
Ironically, the production of beef acquires double the amount of water than the production of most vegetables. Producing one pound of meat costs 2,500 gallons of water which, is equivalent to the amount of water used to shower for 6 months. In fact, water is the new oil. This generations’ children will soon be at war, fighting other nations for water. However, we excessively waste it today; repeating the mistakes made in history. If the entire world ate a western’s diet, we would need two earths to sustain life. However, we have only one and planet earth is dying. Meat is not green.

In addition, 19,000 children under the age of 5 will die everyday, which is equivalent to 30 secondary schools’ worth of children. 1 billion people are malnourished. Cutting meat from our diet by only 10% will feed 100 million people. Thousands of farmers in the depths of Africa will sell their grains to the west while their own children starve to death in their own arms. So you can eat a burger. Every taste of that burger is slapping the tear-stained and forsaken face of a famished child.

Moreover, we kill meat and meat kills us. It is the ‘tobacco’ of our time. Harvard has confirmed that having...

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