According to the Animal Rights Community: An average American consumes in his life time: 11 cows, 3 lambs, 3 sheep, 23 hogs, 45 turkeys, 1,100 chickens and 862 pounds of fish. That is a lot of meat! And the National Advisory Committee on Nutritional Education reports that we should reduce our intake of fat and animal products, and increase our intake of complex carbohydrates and fiber found in fruits and vegetables. The reality is that America is eating way too much meat and that is destroying lives and the planet. THESIS:
A meat centered diet has shown to affect people’s life everything around is suffering the consequences therefore, we need a solution and the best option is to change our diet. PREVIEW:
Today, I am going to talk about one of America’s biggest problems, which is the over consumption of meat. I am going to explain how eating meat affects the environment, the economy, our health, and humanity itself. Also, I am going to explain why we should care and what we can do to solve the problem. I. The Problem – The consumption of animal products harms the economy, the environment and people’s health. A. America has a meat-center diet and mainly because of that and the lack of exercise we are the fattest nation in the world. Obesity rates are increasing as well as the diseases that come with it. According to the American Diabetic Association 20.8 children and adults have diabetics, a disease that could be preventable or control with a healthy diet. And once again it endangers people’s health. The consumption of animal fats and proteins has been linked to heart disease, colon and lung cancer, osteoporosis, diabetes, kidney disease, hypertension, obesity and a number of other conditions. B. Besides health issues the environment is suffering too. Animal agriculture takes a devastating toll on the earth. According to The Animal Rights Community 33% of raw materials are devoted to livestock production. C. In addition to government is...
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