Imagine a life where people are weak and constantly ill. Imagine everyone being bed ridden and unable to operate the human body at the level appreciated today. By removing meat from a diet, this is a scenario that becomes a real life horror movie. Eating meat is an essential part of everyone's nutritional needs and provides nutrients that are otherwise impossible to retain in a solely vegetarian diet. (Hinman 248). There is no doubt how meat is really needed, truly wanted by the body. Of course there are your truly hardcore and enthusiastic vegetarian group of people, but there are also people that feel very strongly about eating meat and how everyone should partake in the practice. The claim that, "eating meat is bad" (Coleman) is flawed because the writer of this claim does not take into account the advantages of meat eating and completely ignores the fallacies he uses to back his claim. Instead, the reality is that meat plays an important part in the everyday diet for humans and is in no way unethical or immoral to eat.
[...] The iron found in red meat is best absorbed by the body, so shoot for two servings of lean red meat per week” (par. 5). It seems simple enough, just eat meat and dissolve any doubt about obtaining a deadly disease. I do agree with the fact Coleman expresses that meat can be very fatty and therefore cause heart problems and diseases in the body. He fails to mention that only some meat that can cause these problems and that meat can also reverse some of these same diseases (Hinman 249). [...]
[...] The author of “Eating Meat Is Bad For Vernon Coleman, makes many logical fallacies throughout his argument that don't hold any true value, or that twist the actual truth to push his view on the audience. He attempts to sway the readers of his article to take on a vegetarian viewpoint by the following fallacies: Appeal to Fear, Appeal to Pity and Slippery Slope, among others (Vandermay 261-63). He uses Appeal to Fear because he says that, “those that eat beef are foolishly exposing themselves to the risk of contracting the horrifying human version of Mad Cow Disease.” (par. [...]
[...] Just listen to his choice of wording: “foolishly” and “horrifying.” I'm shivering just thinking about it but, the fact is, the rarity of obtaining such diseases are so slim it's not even worth thinking about, especially if only lean red meat is eaten (Hinman 249). Appeal to Pity is used when Coleman talks about the animals that “suffer from pain and fear just as much as you (par. 16). Of course they don't! Animals cannot think at the level of humans nor should they be held up to the same importance as human life. [...]
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