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The Ethics of Eating Meat

This is a project done by Makena and Camille for our TOK ethics presentation
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Camille Pederson

on 16 October 2012

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Transcript of The Ethics of Eating Meat

Do you think meat is required for a balanced diet? By: Camille and Makena The Ethics of Vegetarianism Types of vegetarianism: The Breakdown Alternating perspectives 1. Pescatarians
do not eat any animals except for fish. 2. Vegetarians (lacto-ovo-vegetarians)
do not eat any animal flesh
but do eat dairy and eggs 3. Vegans
do not eat any meat, dairy products, or consume any animal-derived ingredients
4. Raw vegans
only eat unprocessed vegan foods (foods can not be heated above 115 degrees) Ethical Issues Concerned with Slaughterhouses: Meat for Health Purposes: Ethical Considerations with In-Vitro Meat: Knowledge Issue: In what ways do our ethical obligations change when we are educated on where our meat comes from? Counter-examples: Comments: After being educated some viewers felt an ethical obligation to make a change in their diet Infographics: For: Against: Although some may learn the truth regarding slaughterhouses, their beliefs do not change. When cut and prepared in a healthy way, meat is required for a well balanced diet. Meat is Murder-
by: Morrisy Heifer whines could be human cries
Closer comes the screaming knife
This beautiful creature must die
This beautiful creature must die
A death for no reason
And death for no reason is MURDER
And the flesh you so fancifully fry
Is not succulent, tasty or kind
It's death for no reason
And death for no reason is MURDER
And the calf that you carve with a smile
Is MURDER
And the turkey you festively slice
Is MURDER

Do you know how animals die ?
Kitchen aromas aren't very homely
It's not "comforting", cheery or kind
It's sizzling blood and the unholy stench
Of MURDER
It's not "natural", "normal" or kind
The flesh you so fancifully fry
The meat in your mouth
As you savour the flavour
Of MURDER
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER
NO, NO, NO, IT'S MURDER
Oh ... and who hears when animals cry? A group of senior students were asked: Protein: Iron: Zinc: Vitamin B-12: Iron forms hemoglobin that helps transport oxygen through the body Define: In vitro meat, also known as cultured meat or shmeat, is an animal flesh product that has never been part of a complete, living animal. Fast Facts Not yet available for commercial consumption Protein works to repair body tissues and protect the body from infections Sausage was hoped to be produced by Sept. 2012 but so far only goldfish and lamb have been successfully grown. Long term goal: mass produce the make and make it available to most people. PETA offered a 1 million dollar prize to any scientist that could make meat commercially available by June 30, 2012 but since bumped the deadline until January 1, 2013. Zinc helps build muscle mass, strengthens the immune system, and works with metabolism Times claimed in-vitro meat was one of the 50 breakthroughs of 2009 30 laboratories are currently working on in-vitro production Process involves taking an animal cell-- adding protein and allowing it to grow
Take biopsy of a live animal or a piece of flesh from a dead animal This vitamin makes blood cells and maintains a healthy nervous system Prices of meat would be greatly decreased Positives *Reduces price
*Prevents animal cruelty
*Reduces green-house gasses
*More nutritious-- less pollutants and chemicals Guiding Questions: Controversies To what extent does knowledge play in becoming a vegetarian? How does in vitro meat change the ethical considerations that come with consuming meat? To what extent can we justify our moral actions? How do emotions as a way of knowing play part in opinions and ideas we form? "Is it ethical to eat meat? Some 40 years ago, I took a long break from eating any animals, but soon I will be able to eat meat again without any qualms, without worrying about my health, cruelty to animals, or environmental degradation. That’s because this autumn, 14 years after it was just a gleam in the eye of the Dutch scientist Willem van Eelen, the very first laboratory-grown hamburger is to make its debut." Ingrid Newkirk When eating meat: It is believed that this new technology is unnatural and therefore wrong. Growth hormones may be necessary to mass produce the meat. Because it is experimental, the health risks are unknown. stay away from processed meats
when purchasing, make choices that are 'low fat' or 'lean'
drain and rinse ground beef after cooking
lean turkey, roast beef, or ham are the best choices for deli meat
portions should be no larger than your hand and balanced with vegetables and grains Could turn out to have a different taste/texture. How does in vitro meat alter the ethical considerations involved with meat production? Knowledge Question? Fear of unknown! "MEATLESS MONDAYS" Meals that are plant based. Vegetarians normally consume fewer calories and have a lower risk of heart disease. The National Cancer Institute
Study: people who ate 4 oz. of meat a day were 30% more likely to die -- during a 10 year period Dietary Guidelines for Americans: Choose a variety of protein rich foods, not just meat. Many don't know that protein is contained in eggs, beans, peas, soy products, nuts, and seeds (unsalted).
These foods are lower in solid fats and calories while still giving you protein your body needs! SOME
30 REASONS TO GO VEGETARIAN: BECAUSE VEGETARIANS ARE ABOUT 40% LESS LIKELY TO DEVELOP CANCER THAN MEAT EATERS BECAUSE 70% OF OUR ANTIBIOTICS ARE FED TO LIVESTOCK BECAUSE CHICKENS, COWS, AND PIGS ARE NOT BEING FED WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO EAT 75% OF TOPSOIL HAS BEEN DEPLETED IN GROWING ANIMALS TO FEED PEOPLE PINK SLIME. ONE CAN FEED 18 VEGETARIANS WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF NATURAL RESOURCES AS A SINGLE MEAT EATER Knowledge Question? To what extent does knowledge play in the role of becoming a vegetarian?
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