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Should We Eat Animals? Essay

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The question if humans should eat meat from animals has been argued over many years. Many people believe that it is wrong and many people believe that it is right. Two out of one hundred Americans are vegetarians (Langley 5). The number is even higher in other places, including India, where thirty-three out of one hundred people are vegetarians (Langley 5). All humans on the Earth should be consuming meat from animals. People who do not eat meat at all can miss out on important nutrients, such as crucial vitamins and minerals (Langley 50). The first people to walk the Earth ate only plants (Langley 9). Then, about two point five million years ago, they began to consume meat (Langley 9). The first meat-eaters depended on meat…show more content…
All meat must be prepared in a special way called “kosher”, meaning proper; legitimate (Langley 23). Muslims can eat all different types of meat, except pork (Langley 23). Like Judaism, meat for Muslims must be prepared in a special way called “halal”, meaning legal. Being both an athlete and a vegetarian can be very challenging, especially for people who are vegans (Being a Vegetarian). It can be very hard to eat the amount of food needed to reach the caloric intake of an athlete (Being a Vegetarian). Vegetarians who participate in sports need to be aware of his or hers increased energy needs, and should start to make a conscious effort to consume a sufficient amount of calories needed (Being a Vegetarian). All of the humans on Earth should be consuming meat from animals. There are many different points that could be made on the topic of eating animals. Many humans believe that animals do not have rights (Eating Animals). Many people also think that animals do have rights and they are vegetarians because of it. Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), a famous Italian painter and vegetarian said, “Truly man is the king of beasts, for his brutality exceeds theirs. We live by the death of others: we are burial places! I have, from an early age, abjured (Rejected) the use of meat, and the time will come when men such as I will look on the murder of animals as they now look on the murder of men” (Langley 18). There are many different opinions on the subject,
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