In past to the present day. Wallace later continues

David Wallace’s article “Consider the Lobster,” Wallace’s talks about people’s
morals on consuming lobsters, asking if the choice is righteous. Wallace
discusses the Maine Lobster Festival where many people attend and have over
25,000 pounds of fresh-caught lobster each year by different methods on how to
kill the lobster justifiable. He goes into depth about lobsters by talking
about the history behind lobsters, defining the word “lobster,” and the
evolution of the use of lobsters from back then in the past to the present day.
Wallace later continues to talk about how he finds the way lobsters are boiled
alive very unethical. He debates the points of the morality of the killing of
lobsters by describing that a lobster does not have the same parts as a human
to feel any pain but then refutes that by saying exactly what happens when you
boil a lobster alive and how lobsters have a preference. Wallace continues to
talk about the morals and ethics of consuming lobster. He also tries to compare
the Festival to a hypothetical Nebraska Beef Festival where they would be
watching the animals get slaughtered, like the MLF, and points out how that
would be far from acceptable. He later focuses on food in general when PETA
activists begin to protest. Wallace explains how people love to eat lobster
because of the “maximum freshness” but a lot of people cannot handle the action
of killing them because they show signs of suffering. He also talks about how
one-day people in the future will look back at us now and see us as ruthless in
the way we treated animals like we do now with tribes in the past.

       After reading assigned texts like this
they give me a unique perspective and view on how someone else, or in this case
an animal, can feel pain and what they go through just for us to survive by
eating them. I had a whole new understanding and respect for the appreciation
of those who are vegetarian or even vegan because of the way they treat animals
and the way we kill them because go through issues and problems like this every
day. David Wallace is asking the readers if they are okay eating animals
knowing the suffering they go through just, so we can survive to eat each and
every day. Wallace also uses real-life situations and references to build this
reading by mentioning other festivals that do the same thing of slaughtering
animals in front of people even though they like that because of the freshness.
Throughout “Consider the Lobster,” Wallace consistently talks about how it
unethical to be killing animals for our benefit just, so we can eat. He
consistently asks the readers if the choice is righteousness even though we
know its morally wrong. Wallace just wants to inform the readers about the
choices we make when eating animals and how these choices influence us to think
otherwise. After reading this article, I feel that the choices we make about
animals, so we can eat are very unethical and it is not righteous, but it is
necessary for us to survive and considering how an animal felt all the time
would always hold us back from actually killing them and force us to find a
harder way to obtain food.

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