David Foster Wallace's Essay 'Consider The Lobster'

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In David Foster Wallace’s essay “Consider the lobster”, he discusses the concern with the ethics of boiling a creature alive to enhance the consumer's pleasure. He also argues if these “sentiment creatures” can or cannot feel the pain of being boiled alive. This then brings up the question “is it morally acceptable for humans to eat animals?” And the answer is absolutely. It is morally acceptable for humans to eat animals because our life spans would shorten if we lived on a plant based diet, meat is a natural part of life, but there should be a limit on the amount of meat we consume. Some people might oppose eating meat and argue that killing animals for our consumption pleasures is animal cruelty and against animal rights.