To Meat Or Not To Meat?. If You Picture The Stereotypical

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To Meat or Not to Meat? If you picture the stereotypical American meal, you may think of outrageous portion sizes, fatty foods, and mountains and mountains of meat. Last year, the average American consumed around 194 lbs. of beef, chicken, or pork, increasing from 184lbs in 2012 (Hill). While there is a notable increase in the amount of meat consumed, it should also be noted that there has been a gradual shift in the diets of people throughout the world. More are more people are removing meat from their diets and going vegetarian for various reasons. There are several viewpoints that this essay will cover, these range from why people are choosing to go vegetarian to why people are continuing the omnivore diet. A vegetarian is “a person…show more content…
By creating and posting graphic videos and pictures and practicing heartbreaking demonstrations like the one below, PETA makes people feel guilt and question their diets. (Lilley) Animal rights activists believe that each animal, no matter the shape, color, or size should receive basic rights such as the right to avoid suffering. Some vegetarians also compare eating a fish or a frog to eating your pet cat or dog. They believe eating animals is morally wrong and have ceased to fuel their bodies with it. Hollywood diet trends can also impact one’s decision to go vegetarian. Those who go vegetarian for social reasons are often following what others are doing to fit in and be accepted. With the societal pressure to look good and be skinny, everyone is looking for the new diet trend that will take them from “Not to Hot”. Multiple celebrities such as Ariana Grande and Liam Hemsworth boast about the benefits of vegetarianism. As a result, fans and admirers follow their ways in attempt to be and look like their favorite celebrities. People follow what’s popular and trendy. Currently, there is a “whole foods” and “clean eating” trend in the American diet that encourages people to eat more fruits, vegetables, and unprocessed foods instead of chemical rich meats and processed foods. The “Clean Eating” trend has had a major impact on people’s decision to go vegetarian. With more and more research being released on the negatives of meat, people

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