Meat consumption is one of the most heated and controversial debates of food consumption. The controversy ranges from general subjects such as ethics of killing in general and the agricultural practices being used to very specific topics such as animal rights, environmental ethics, and religious moral reasons. The proponents of meat consumption argue based on a number of factors.
For instance, animals are considered a-moral, hence have no intrinsic rights. Human beings are rational or intelligent, thus have right over animals and should use them for food. Additionally, biblical perspective places man’s dominion over animals and societies has evolved knowing that meat consumption is right. Further, the supporters of meat consumption for the benefit of health regard the nutritional element of meat necessary.