Johnson 1 Keerstyn Johnson ENGWR 300 Professor Cruz April 30, 2013
Why Vegan is The Right Choice
The definition for vegan in the dictionary is “a person who refrains from using any animal products whatever for food, clothing, or any other purpose.” Choosing this may be considered a lifestyle choice or, for some, just a diet to lose some weight. Because most vegans choose this lifestyle for the compassion of animals, a lot of them, or just people in general, believe that if you are choosing it to only lose weight, then you are not actually vegan, just someone choosing a very specific diet. It is not very often that you meet a vegan, and according to medicalnewstoday.com only 0.2 percent to 1.3 percent of the United States are vegan and only 0.25 and 0.4 of the United Kingdom are vegan. A lot of the people choose to be vegan because of the animals. The animals that provide meat for the world are obviously slaughtered, but in a very inhumane way. Veganoutreach.org
Johnson 2 explains what most mammales have to go through in order to get slaughtered for people to eat: “Federal law requires mammals (other than rabbits) be stunned prior to slaughter (exempting ritual slaughter). Typically, electric current is used to induce a heart attack and/or seizure; or a captive bolt gun is used to deliver a blow to the skull or shoot a rod into the animal’s brain.” Although consuming some dairy products and eggs may not kill the animal, it does hurt it, and a lot of farms end up killing the bird after it has its time at the farm. Many companies, like Foster Farms, say that their Chickens are freerange, and although it may be considered so, they are crowded in a large barn where most of them are carrying diseases or are already injured, which is essentially abusing the animal. Not only do these animals live in poor conditions, veganoutreach.org explains how they are then killed for food: “Over 95 percent of...
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