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Essay (MLA format) please read the instruction carefully.

LENGTH: 1250-1500 words

For your essay, you will be writing a Causal Argument (refer to Chapter 11 in Everything's an Argument) inspired by any topics presented in Acting Out Culture, from Chapter 3 or 4 (food/diet/nutrition or education/learning/ethics) and write a causal argument utilizing well integrated quotes from TWO sources from the text and ONE outside source found in the JJC library database or using a search engine for support for a total of 3 sources.

All assignments must be saved as Word documents. This is a requirement of the course. If you do not save your file correctly, it will not be accepted and if re-submitted will be considered late.

The use of first person (I, me, my, us, we, our, etc.) or second person (you, your, etc.) in this assignment is unacceptable. If you use first person, you will be required to revise and re-submit the assignment. Additionally, you must master MLA format for this course including but not limited to the header, heading, title, Times New Roman 12 pt font, spacing, works cited, etc. If you use first person or do not use MLA format, you will be required to revise and resubmit the assignment, and your assignment will be counted as late.

You must use quotes from the text as support in the body paragraphs (you should have no less than 10% and no more than 15% quotes for support. Integrate your quotes into your sentences--this is a college level expectation. Your sources MUST have an author and you need all three separate sources listed in alphabetical order on your works cited page using MLA guidelines and formatting including a properly inserted hanging indent.

THE TOPIC I HAVE CHOSEN FROM ACTING OUT CULTURE IS: The Ethics of Eating Meat (Schewennesen, Paul)

Textbook: Acting out Culture 3rd edition by James Miller

I can take a picture of the reading and the chapter 11 from Everything's an Argument.

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School: UCLA


Name 1
The Ethics of Eating Meat (Paul Schwennesen)
The confusions and debates by human beings about the difference between the right and
wrong in the society have been there since human being came into existence. People have always
tried to distinguish between the right and the wrong, but it has been difficult because of the
dynamic nature of the societies. With this dynamism in our societies, the definition of right and
wrong, also known as the ethics also has been changing. One of the cases of ethics is the
unending debate over meat consumption. In an article “The Ethics of Eating Meat” by Paul
Schwennesen, Schwennesen contributes to this debate by arguing that “Eating meat…. is ethical
because most people think it is” (179). He brings up a strong argument to support the ethics in
eating meat that many people would entirely agree with him. However, some aspects of his
arguments can easily be disputed.
Meat is animal’s flesh that is consumed by human beings. There is a vast source of meat
ranging from selected kinds of animals and birds domesticated as well as some of the wild
animals and birds. These animals produce two varieties of meat; white meat and red meat. Meat
is classified as either red or white depending on the number of myoglobin, which are the cells
that transport oxygen to muscles in the bloodstream. Red meat contains more myoglobin than
the white meat. Meat is known to be the best source of proteins as well as numerous vitamins
and minerals.

Name 2
Meat consumption has been one of the most debated issues in our society. It has raised a
question of whether “our willingness to consume animals for food is evidence of our moral
shortcomings as a society or simply an expression of our essential natures (178).” The debate as
to whether it is ethical for human beings to eat meat caught the attention of Schwennesen, a
ranch owner with an extensive experience of raising and slaughtering animals for sale. He argues
strongly in support of morality in meat consumption.
In the article "The Ethics of Eating Meat," the author in reaction to the question of
whether eating meat is ethical or not, responds that "Asking whether eating meat is ‘ethical' is
like asking whether having sex is ethical. Biological imperatives do not pander to such arbitrary
distinctions (178).” This raises a question on the validity of the comparison. Some could argue
that Schwennesen made a faulty comparison because one can have sex responsibly and doesn’t
bring harm to other people but someone who craves for meat may unnecessarily harm an animal.
However, Schwennesen comparison could be very valid. For some people, sex is
essential. Meat, on the other hand, is essential to most people of the optimum nutritional value
that comes with meat consumption as compared to what vegetarians get from vegetables only.
Traditionally, several societies depended on meat for survival. It was considered stable food with
other types of food such as vegetables only acting as supplements. People in those days used to
value hunting as the main source of meat. Therefore the issue of ethics in meat consumption was
not there because there was no variety to choose from. Also in some other societies meat is more

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