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Unformatted text preview: demand can shift the regulation within the industry
and bring about a new industry for more plant‐based food. The price of animal products
should mirror the true ethical, environmental and health costs of production. We live in an
ever growing world of mindless profit and the illusion of excess set in the foundation
exploitation and injustice, and we need to reframe our perception of and connection to
food to alleviate the burden of these externalities from the backs of innocent farm animals.
Even in a perfect world, I understand that animals will always be a part of the
human diet, but it shouldn’t be an unrealistic expectation of our society and our industries
to treat the lives of these animals with respect. Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The greatness
of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” We
have the power and ethical responsibility to do what is honestly right, not what is best for
profitable industry, but what takes into consideration the welfare of our people, our
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This document was uploaded on 03/25/2014 for the course ENST 207 at Ramapo.
- Fall '13