The main countries that produce meat are: China, U.S., Brazil, France, Germany,
Russia, and India, which introduce it all over the world. Although we try to follow our “food chain”, men has work it out to have a different menu everyday. It’s in our economic system to increase our food production. Peter Farb came with a paradox written in his novel ‘Men’s Rise To Civilization’ were he stated that "Intensification of production to feed an increased population leads to a still greater increase in population." Animal suffering due to food production increase every day simply because of population growth.
In the following data table you will find some of the main animals that suffer the most because of food production according to the ASPA organization:
According to the documentary Earthlings, Isaac Bashevis Singer wrote in his novel “Enemies, A Love Story” the following: “As often has Herman had witnessed the slaughter of animals and fish, he always had the same thought: in their behavior toward creatures, all men were Nazis. The smugness with which man could do with other species as he pleased exemplified the most extreme racist theories, the principle that might is right”.
And so we know but we still wonder. We wonder what to do now. Is there something to do? Does it really change things? Vegan, vegetarian, or an equilibrated diet?
Choose your lifestyle, try and provide an answer.
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