Final Draft

Should we or should we not use animals, is the main topic throughout this endless conversation of Pollan’s article. Singer who is a writer himself and also the reason why Pollan writes this piece, opposes the use of animals for meat, fur, and really anything else that can hurt them. Singer believes that anyone who does one of those things to animals are unethical and barbaric. Pollan who is intrigued by this accusation takes action towards Singer’s argument and tries to prove him wrong. Pollan thinks that being consider unethical for eating meat is bazaar and finds it obscured. I’m interested in how Singer calls meat eater like myself unethical. Initially my response to this was to say Singer was a soft character and everything he had to say was belony.

Early in Pollan’s article he mentions that Singer talks about how animals and humans share the same interest. “And the one all-important interest that we share with pigs, as with all sentient creatures, is an interest in avoiding pain,”(3). Before going through this article I already had the mindset that Singer is crazy and meat is good, there’s nothing wrong with using animals it’s the way of life. However, as the story started to unfold my view towards this situation started to slightly change. The use of animals soon became significant to me and this topic was no longer taken as a joke. The thought of equal treatment for animals grow on me simply because animals and humans have the same interest, which is avoiding pain.

As I continue through Pollan’s article a question starts to arise in me. How do I eat meat without feeling bad about it? I honor it; Pollan explains how back then there was a time when people could “both honor and eat animals without looking away”(3). What leads Pollan to this statement is because he wants to prove that there can be a way to eat meat without feeling bad about it and looking away. This is important to me because at first I didn’t think there were any good reasons why we could eat meat and not feel like jerk about it.

I find it ironic how I end up doing this piece of work about animals. Three years ago a topic similar to this was brought up to me in a discussion with my nana. She explained to me how fast food restaurants meat should not be trusted and showed me videos of what happens to these animals. After watching those videos of how the animals were treated and what was really put into the meat we eat; I went a whole year without eating fast food simply because I was disgusted.

Which raise another question in me how do you honor an animal? Polyface farms that’s how! Polyface farms are an exploitation of animals and is far from enslavement unlike how other places like McDonalds keep their animals in tight confined cages where the animals legitimately lose their minds and try to harm themselves because their depressed. Polyface farms uses a method that enhances their agriculture. Which means that these farms give animals the role of being more than just a piece of meat. Most importantly their free living their lives on open land until it’s time for us to end it. Yea I know, forlorn ending but it’s a peaceful experience.

After reading Pollan’s article my opinion of animals has completely changed. No more will I blindly eat meat without knowing where it came from. “Eating animals,wearing animals, experimenting on animals, killing animals for: all these practices, so resolutely normal to us, will been seen as the barbarities they are, and we will come to view “speciesism”-a neologism I had encountered before only in jokes-as a form of discrimination as indefensible as racism or anti-Semitism”(1). Now when I think about when Singer referred speciesism and racism as the same thing it’s doesn’t sound that bazar to me anymore. However, I still think he could of used a different terminology but overall I understood his drift. Pollan at the the end of his article makes a great statement “Yes, meat would get more expensive. We’d probably eat less of it, too but maybe, when we did eat animals, we’d eat them with consciousness, ceremony and respect they deserve,”(18). This is important because Pollan who enter this endless conversation had his mindset on eating animals is not a big deal; but being open to the situation and hearing Singer out on what he had to say, his mindset change, it wasn’t no complete drastic change, but it was a change. Which points out a very valuable asset everyone should have which is having an open ear and not be ignorant to the situation.

DRAFT 3

Should we or should we not use animals, is the main topic throughout this endless conversation of Pollan’s article. Singer who is a writer himself and also the reason why Pollan writes this piece, opposes the use of animals for meat, fur, and really anything else that can hurt them. Singer believes that anyone who does one of those things to animals are unethical and barbaric. Pollan who is intrigued by this accusation takes action towards Singer’s argument and tries to prove him wrong. Pollan thinks that being consider unethical for eating meat is obsured. I’m interested in how Singer calls meat eater like myself unethical. My initial response to this was to say Singer was a soft character and everything he had to say was belony.

“Scully, a Christian conservative, has no patience for lefty rights talk, arguing instead that while God did give man “dominion’ over animals (“Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you”), he also admonished us to show them mercy.”We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality but… because they stand unequal and powerless before us,”(Pollan10). Before going through this article I already had the mindset that Singer is crazy and meat is good, there’s nothing wrong with using animals it’s the way of life. However, as the story started to unfold my view towards this situation started to slightly change. The use of animals soon became significant to me and this topic was no longer taken as a joke. The thought of equal treatment for animals grow on me simply because animals and humans have the same interest, which is avoiding pain.

As I continue through Pollan’s article a question starts to arise in me. How do I eat meat without feeling bad about it? I honor it; Pollan explains how back then there was a time when people could “both honor and eat animals without looking away”(3). What leads Pollan to this statement is because he wants to prove that there can be a way to eat meat without feeling bad about it and looking away. This is important to me because at first I didn’t think there were any good reasons why we could eat meat and not feel like jerk about it.

Which raise another question in me how do you honor an animal? Polyface farms that’s how! Polyface farms are an exploitation of animals and is far from enslavement unlike how other places like McDonalds keep their animals in tight confined cages.. These farms give animals the role of being more than just a piece of meat. Most importantly their free living their lives until it’s time for us to end it. Yea I know, forlorn ending but it’s a peaceful experience.

I find it ironic how I end up doing this piece of work about animals. Three years ago a topic similar to this was brought up to me in a discussion with my nana. Long story short she explained to me how fast food restaurants meat should not be trusted and showed me videos of what happens to these animals. After watching that I went a whole year without eating fast food simply because I was disgusted.

After reading Pollan’s article my opinion of animals has completely changed. No more will I blindly eat meat without knowing where it came from. “Eating animals,wearing animals, experimenting on animals, killing animals for: all these practices, so resolutely normal to us, will been seen as the barbarities they are, and we will come to view “speciesism”-a neologism I had encountered before only in jokes-as a form of discrimination as indefensible as racism or anti-Semitism”(Pollan1). Now when I think about when Singer referred speciesism and racism as the same thing it’s doesn’t sound that bazar to me anymore. However, I still think he could of used a different terminology but overall I understood his drift. Pollan at the the end of his article makes a great statement “Yes, meat would get more expensive. We’d probably eat less of it, too but maybe, when we did eat animals, we’d eat them with consciousness, ceremony and respect they deserve,”(Pollan18).

DRAFT 2

Should we or should we not use animals, is the main topic throughout this endless conversation of Pollan’s article. Singer who is a writer himself and also the reason why Pollan writes this piece, opposes the use of animals for meat, fur, and really anything else that can hurt them. Singer believes that anyone who does one of those things to animals are unethical and barbaric. Pollan who is intrigued by this accusation takes action towards Singer’s argument and tries to prove him wrong.

“Scully, a Christian conservative, has no patience for lefty rights talk, arguing instead that while God did give man “dominion’ over animals (“Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you”), he also admonished us to show them mercy.”We are called to treat them with kindness, not because they have rights or power or some claim to equality but… because they stand unequal and powerless before us,”(Pollan10). Going through this article I already had the mindset that Singer is crazy and meat is good, there’s nothing wrong with using animals it’s the way of life. However, as the story started to unfold my view towards this situation started to slightly change. The use of animals soon became significant to me and this topic was no longer taken as a joke. The thought of equal treatment for animals grow on me simply because animals and humans have the same interest, which is avoiding pain.

As I continue through Pollan’s article a question starts to arise in me. How do I eat meat without feeling bad about it? I honor it; Pollan explains how back then there was a time when people could both honor and eat animals without looking away. Which raise another question in me how do you honor an animal? Polyface farms that’s how! Polyface farms are an exploitation of animals. These farms give animals the role of being more than just a piece of meat. Most importantly their free living their lives until it’s time for us to end it. Yea I know, forlorn ending but it’s a peaceful experience. I find it ironic how I end up doing this piece of work about animals. Three years ago a topic similar to this was brought up to me in a discussion with my nana. Long story short she explained to me how fast food restaurants meat should not be trusted and showed me videos of what happened to these animals. After watching that I went a whole year without eating fast food simply because I was disgusted.

After reading Pollan’s article my opinion of animals has completely changed. No more will I blindly eat meat without knowing where it came from. “Eating animals,wearing animals, experimenting on animals, killing animals for: all these practices, so resolutely normal to us, will been seen as the barbarities they are, and we will come to view “speciesism”-a neologism I had encountered before only in jokes-as a form of discrimination as indefensible as racism or anti-Semitism”(Pollan1). Now when I think about when Singer referred speciesism and racism as the same thing it’s doesn’t sound that bazar to me anymore. However, I still think he could of used a different terminology but overall I understood his drift.

DRAFT 1

Should we or should we not use animals, is the main topic throughout this endless conversation of Pollan’s article. Singer who is a writer himself and also the reason why Pollan writes this piece, opposes the use of animals for meat, fur, and really anything else that can hurt them. Singer believes that anyone who does one of those things to animals are unethical and barbaric. Pollan who is intrigued by this accusation takes action towards Singer’s argument and tries to prove him wrong.

Going through this article I already had the mindset that Singer is crazy and meat is good, there’s nothing wrong with using animals it’s the way of life. However, as the story started to unfold my view towards this situation started to slightly change. The use of animals soon became significant to me and this topic was no longer taken as a joke. The thought of equal treatment for animals grow on me simply because animals and humans have the same interest, which is avoiding pain.

As I continue through Pollan’s article a question starts to arise in me. How do I eat meat without feeling bad about it? I horner it, Pollan explains how back then there was a time when people could both honor and eat animals without looking away.