Eat Less Meat

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Speech Title: Eat Less Meat! General Purpose: Persuasive Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience to eat less meat. Thesis Statement: Eating meat is becoming an increasing demand and issue in society, it can be solve with the help of all of us. I. "Meat is a symbol of affluence, and it becomes an addiction and a habit," says Henry Spira, coordinator of Animal Rights International” The average meat eater is responsible for the deaths of some 2,400 animals during his or her lifetime. (E Magazine.) A. In late 1992, Lauren Beth ate a fast-food cheeseburger laced with E. coli. She was attacked by hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS), a wasting disease that invades nearly every organ in the body and destroys the blood's ability…show more content…
One percent of the public, or between two and three million, is vegetarian (eats no meat or fish, but may eat dairy and/or eggs), with a third to half of them living on a vegan diet (eschewing all animal products). Roughly five percent in both studies "never eat red meat." (Jim Motavalli) III. Conclusion: A. Call to Action: It's not always easy to do--most environmentalists still eat meat--but the tide is beginning to turn. 1. CONTACT: International Vegetarian Union, (202)362-VEGY, Gives information on the vegetables that you can substitute for meat. (Motavalli) 2. CONTACT: For a free copy of PETA's Vegetarian Starter Kit, visit 3. CONTACT: Center for a Livable Future (410)223-1608 B. Cutting back on our meat intake is on step to help benefit our health, environment, and the animals. 1. If you eat a couple of meals less of meat each week, you're doing, yourself and the planet, you're doing all of us a favor. – Rene Montagne Works Cited De Fraga, Carole. “Eat Less Meat -- It’s Costing the Earth.” Animals Today 2 Nov. 2004: 17-18. EBSCO Host. Web. 27 Sept. 2012. Montagne, Renee. “Letters: Eating Meat for
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