The Ethical Treatment of Animals Essay

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I believe in the ethical treatment for all animals is an ethical obligation by all humans. We have come to an era that we believe that all humans should be treated equally and fairly. Well, what about our other living, breathing counterparts? They deserve to live their life as they choose in quality and in the pursuit of happiness. Just as Europeans came and took over Northern America's land and resources on the Indians. We have also taken over the land and resources from all of the animals.

The moral point of view in the killing of animals for food as an indulgence which is not a necessity for our diet is killing another living being. Eating large amount of meat without any vegetarian choice causes constipation, obesity and
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(People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, 2003)

Darwin stated that our notions of equality and justice are biased; and that an unbiased view of equality would imply that if there exists something called the right to life, animals too have it, and hence non-vegetarians is immoral because it involves killing. Discrimination in history has always been acted upon the oppressed. The animals are incapable of demanding their own liberation, or of protesting against their conditions with votes. Can we prove our altruism by ending our ruthless exploitation of other species in our power?

The Sixth Commandment of Moses, "Thou shall not kill", and in Genesis it is said, "To man and all creatures wherein is a living soul." Those who belief in these statements in the Bible means that every time they eat meat and an animal is killed for food a sin against God has been committed.

Of all the agricultural land in the US, 87% is used to raise animals for food. These animals are fed more than 80 percent of the corn and 95 percent of the oats the US produces. Meat animals of the world alone consume food equal to caloric needs of 9 billion people- more than the entire human population on earth. It takes 2,500 gallons of water to produce a pound of meat, but only 25 gallons to produce a pound of wheat. A vegetarian food will make ten times as many humans happier than a non-vegetarian one, not counting the happiness gained by
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