Thoughts On Meat Essay

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Meat. Some of us love it, hate it, eat it, get sick from it, incorporate it into a healthy diet, but in a time when it is not necessarily a necessity for our survival the question arises, is it wrong to eat it? Have we been doing wrong all of our modern existence to eat it? Are our traditional barbecues nothing more than a festival of carnivores, a butchering of the innocent, which is done because, our fathers did it? Indeed, tradition can very often be wrong. Certain factors of life present at one time, caused a necessary decision, which should not be repeated at a later time since the factors have changed. Is this tradition of killing another living breathing creature wrong? Whether viewing life from an evolutionary viewpoint or a religious one, certain acts of inhumanity are always forbidden. Animals live along with us. We need to share the earth with them and treat them with the same respect that any other animal would give another. When a cheetah stalks a gazelle and kills it, it is a part of nature. When we annually line up 35 million poorly raised cows each year to be butchered, it is cruelty. Looking further into the two examples I bring up, is there no similarity? Cruelty and how nature takes its course are two drastically different ideas. The cheetah killed another being not of its own kind; it will use the meat to feed its young as well as itself. We pull into a McDonalds, order happy meals for our young and something for our self. Similar those two cases may be there is an overwhelming difference that we cannot overlook. In nature the gazelle got to live its life, to graze, to bask in the sun, perhaps have a family of its own. The cow, on the other hand, spent its life traveling thousands of miles at a time, being fed unnatural food saturated with growth hormones, having a scorching piece of iron branded into their skin, and have the last few months of their life spent crammed in a feeding lot with thousands of others like themselves. The air in these feeding lots is so contaminated with dust and bacteria that many of them are infected with respiratory diseases and are forced to lie down in their own manure and waste away. If they survive this life of misery their reward is a trip to the slaughter house, where they will be hung upside down, supposedly stunned, (many of the mechanical blows from a machine are terribly imprecise) and have their neck slit open while their blood...

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