“The animals of the world exist for their own reasons,” said Alice Walker, author. “They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white or women were created for men.”
For many Americans, the decision to eat meat is rarely second-guessed. It is deeply ingrained from a young age that animals exist for humans to consume and exploit however people see fit despite the fact that animals are sentient beings. Since humans have the ability to thrive on a plant-based diet, it is unethical to eat meat.