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Vegetarianism isn’t a new thing, in fact, some science clearly points out that early humans were completely herbivores. Recently though, people have been switching to vegetarian diets now more than ever. If you know J. Kent Martin and Nathan Taylor, then it would not surprise you to hear that they made the switch to vegetarianism many many years ago.
Their decisions to become vegetarian wasn’t just because they wanted to live longer, more healthy lives. They made the switch to protect Earth’s natural assets and to protect animals. For the two of them the decision was based on their love and compassion for animals. They cherish animals and found themselves morally opposed to consuming them.
Quite a few vegetarians quit eating meat simply because of their concern regarding animals. 10 billion animals are generally slaughtered for human consumption each and every year. And also, in contrast to the farms of the past where animals roamed without restraint, nowadays the majority of animals tend to be factory farmed, packed into cages where they can hardly move and provided a diet tainted through antibiotics and pesticides. Most of these animals spend their whole lives in kennels or stalls so tiny that they cannot even move around. Captive-raised animals are generally not shielded from cruelty under the law, in truth, the vast majority of state anticruelty laws and regulations specifically exempt farm animals from fundamental humane safeguards.
Some vegetarians would say that “If you’re not comfortable eating a dog, then you shouldn’t be comfortable eating a hog.” Interesting point to be sure, but admittedly, this topic isn’t just black and white. In the cases of J. and Nathan, their love for their dogs and animals in general shaped this decision.
When it comes to the topic of vegetarianism there are people with viewpoints from all over the spectrum, and that’s perfectly okay. Here, we have discussed two people’s point of view about not eating meat and we know that there are many other points of views to be welcomed.