If this argument can justify current practices of raising and killing non-human animals for food, then it justifies raising humans in the same way. The following presentation is designed to turn the tables on such discussions by showing the devastating effects of meat-eating both on individuals and on our planet.
What about population control of animals used for meat, after vegetarianism. For example, we should help an ass get up if it falls down Exodus Today they're in housing that is environmentally controlled in many respects. It is not healthy for humans to consume this meat. In a guest post, Julian Savulescu, the Uehiro Professor of Practical Ethics at Oxford, says that cutting down on our consumption of meat and animal products is "one of the easiest things we can do to live more ethically".
Further, in their next lives, such sinful persons will be eaten by the same creatures they have killed in this world. Modern Dualism Digging deeper, the root of this fear, I think, lies in our culture's dualistic separation of body and soul, matter and spirit, man and nature.
Human life becomes a temporary excursion, an inconsequential distraction from the eternal life of the spirit. Any natural environment is home to animals and plants, and it seems reasonable that an agriculture that seeks to be as close as possible to nature would incorporate both.
FS, 90 May all beings look at me with a friendly eye. This simply not true. The pain and suffering endured by the hungry outweighs the inconvenience the well off experience when they give money to relief organizations.
This question leads us back to the central issue of killing. It is a vice to be indifferent to suffering and stingy. Science is also on the side of vegetarian foods. The actual practices of Hindus and Buddhists vary according to their community and according to regional traditions.
Renunciation is the priestly honorarium. Death is never right, part of a larger harmony, a larger purpose, a divine tapestry, because there is no divine tapestry; the universe is impersonal, mechanical and soulless.
Its pillars of reductionism and objectivity are crumbling under the weight of 20th century discoveries in quantum mechanics, thermodynamics and nonlinear systems, in which order arises out of chaos, simplicity out of complexity, and beauty out of nowhere and everywhere; in which all things are connected; and in which there is something about the whole that cannot be fully understood in terms of its parts.
Twenty percent of the corn grown in the U. Using the same argument we might raise children for the purpose of producing organs: The reality of death reveals as arrant folly the goals and values of conventional modern life, both collective and individual.
Protein is necessary, but getting protein from cattle, pigs, chickens and fish let alone dairy products and eggs is not necessary. Imagine never having eaten meat before, at 21, and having a meat eater say to you, "Go ahead, have some dead roasted cow on a bun - it's great. The temperature of the earth is rising.
If this sounds radical or unattainable, consider that all those calculations of what is "in my interest" and what will benefit me and what I can "afford" grow tiresome. Even the very process of living is impossible without a certain amount of violence. Oyster cultivation also avoids many of the negative side effects of plant agriculture: I know what he means — when I first read it, I felt battered and stupefied by the horrors of animal suffering that Singer paraded before me.
Five Reasons to Be a Vegetarian In the past fifty years millions of meat-eaters have made the personal decision to stop eating the flesh of other creatures. They constitute a compelling argument against the meat industry, not meat-eating. The amount of water used in production of the average cow is sufficient to float a destroyer a large naval ship.
Eventually, people in poor nations will out-number people in wealthy nations. Include generous portions of a variety of vegetables in your diet.
Eating meat need not be an act of arrogant species-ism, but consistent with a humble submission to the tides of life and death. One child dies of malnutrition every 2.
This argument does not give us any moral reason to not eat humans. Justice requires that nations distribute resources more fairly so that everyone can enjoy their basic right to life.
When we live rightly, decision by decision, the heart sings even when the rational mind disagrees and the ego protests. As a meat eater who cares deeply about living in harmony with the environment, and as an honest person trying to eliminate hypocrisy in the way I live, I feel compelled to take these arguments seriously.
They constitute a compelling argument against the meat industry, not meat-eating.
For in fact, there are other ways of raising animals for food, ways that make livestock an environmental asset rather than a liability, and in which animals do.
Norcross Against Factory-Farming 1. The Argument By Analogy: Objections: As with any argument by analogy, the best way to refute it is to show that make a difference, or have any causal impact on the meat industry, it might still be wrong to purchase factory-farmed meat.
The Natural Resources Argument against meat-eating The world's natural resources are being rapidly depleted as a result of meat-eating. Raising livestock for their meat is.
They constitute a compelling argument against the meat industry, not meat-eating. For in fact, there are other ways of raising animals for food, ways that make livestock an environmental asset rather than a liability, and in which animals do not lead lives of suffering.
Meat intake ranged from 0 g/d with a vegetarian diet to g/d with a high-meat diet. Fecal sulfide and urinary sulfate were measured in samples collected on days 9 and 10 of each diet period. Additionally, 5 or 10 g bovine serum albumin or casein/L was added to batch cultures inoculated with feces from 4 healthy volunteers.
out of 5 stars Not an argument against meat, but an argument against the meat industry. By Zach on October 4, Format: Paperback Verified Purchase. This definitely pushed me over to the vegan side of the fence, after being on the fence for so long. Foer doesn't argue against eating meat entirely, he argues against eating "farmed" meat.An argument against the meat industry