Pollan opens the chapter attempting to eat a steak while reading Singer’s Animal Liberation. He talks about how most meat eaters haven’t experienced any dilemmas or guilt from eating meat mainly because they haven’t been involved in the process of turning meat into food. People are a lot less likely to eat the meat after they are aware of what happens in the slaughter houses. Vegetarianism and animal rightists are becoming more popular than ever. Our society’s culture traditions have always been that animals are “good to eat as well as good to think”, but that is rapidly changing.
I believe that humans only kill more then what we they need is so that when they run out of food supplies they have will have extra food as a back up and that is why we regulate hunting seasons for certain animals in the wild life so they won’t go extinct. Twain’s next quote wast that “Man is the only animal that robs his helpless fellow of his country”. Twain is saying that humans are the animals that would take something that isn’t theres from their own kind. I disagree with this quote because other animals and sometimes their own kind to take food or something that doesn’t belong to them to prove their dominance against other animals. Nowadays people are usually helping one another with any thing so that we can all be better and more successful people.
The meat industry had not been taken care of as t should have been despite earlier efforts. Teddy Roosevelt's Square Deal was one such thing that was supposed to help in these kind of situations. The Square Deal was all about the three C’s: control of corporations, conservation of natural resources, and consumer protection. The meat industry fell under the consumer protection part since there was such a great chance of getting a disease from consuming the meat. Upton Sinclair was one reformer who was able to largely intact the meat
Different cultures will select food their society is comfortable with or has a plentiful about of. For example in certain Asian cultures Canine is considered to be a delicacy, while in America Dogs are pets not food. Livestock throughout history has always carried a higher price than plants, the more livestock you owned the more wealth you possessed. Now different cultures place different values on livestock. For example Muslims, Hindu, and Jewish cultures find pork to be a taboo, in India they consider the Cow to be a scared animal.
In a powerful and original voice, the warns that our livestock industry has repeated the mistakes such as high doses of pesticides, growth hormone, and the ground-up remains of other animals that led to Mad Cow Disease in England. In the first chapter of the book, the author Howard Lyman realized that he was meat-eater; he used to enjoy the steaks as much as everybody in the world. When he found out what goes into meat as we eat daily, he said that everybody would probably be a vegetarian like him. He told us that the plain truth of dangerous when we eat meat. Everybody include myself will say that it is stupid spoken in the twenty first century; in our thought, meat has been served as most primary food in our daily meal.
The world can be a cruel place, and people are crazy. These are both very opinionated statements that are used a lot in todays society, perhaps too many times without knowing precisely what happened. In Appiah’s Moral Disagreement and Kimmel’s Gender, Class and Terrorism, they touch on this issue and give different examples from throughout history. People need to be more open-minded and should understand certain cultures and backgrounds before they judge a person or situation. If you asked anyone in America if they have ever eaten dog meat, they would probably say no and maybe call the police.
Many other locations are considering adding the legislation. Sadly, banning pit bulls will not stop dog attacks. Many opponents of the ban say the answer is to pass a law that targets vicious dogs of every breed instead of all dogs in a particular breed. Non-specific laws will be able to deal with Pit Bull Ban any dog that displays aggressive behavior based on the irresponsible behavior of a few dog owners. The 33 fatal dog attacks in 2007, most likely, could have been avoided had the dog owners acted responsibly.
We should care about our environment by ordering smaller amounts of food when in restaurants. Many people in the restaurants order too much food especially in buffets but when they finish their dinner, we can see there are still have some food left on the dishes. I was one of them who always wasted food when I was done with my meal. I didn’t realize that the food I tossed in the trash could impact our environment and lead to pollution concerns. In the book, Bloom said “it’s easier for today’s children to waste food because they are so removed from its origins.” The reason why we waste food easily is we don’t have the chance to plant, water, or nurse the plants by ourselves, so we don’t know how hard it is to plant and grow the food.
THREAT The biggest threat for Dunkin’ Donuts is that people are moving to healthier ways of eating. Environmental organizations are encouraging people to consume less meat. Because meat is not only bad for your health, but also contributes greatly to deforestation. We need more land to feed animals in order to serve their meat to everyone. However, animals need a large amount of land to raise.
Universitatea Tehnică din Cluj-Napoca, Centrul Universitar Nord din Baia Mare Facultatea de Litere Specializare: L.R.E III To Be or Not To Be a Vegetarian Student: Carmen Agoşton Februarie 2013 Abstract: Nowadays more and more people decide to adopt a vegetarian diet. Some of them are driven by spiritual and environmental issues, others go meatless out of health reasons. In the past few years, it has been a subject matter of debate - whether it is a healthy or a harmful practice. Both sides of the argument are emphasizing facts about the health of each diet and whether people should be vegetarians or not. Key words: vegetarianism, meatless, environment, health, nutrition.