Protein is also widely available in the form of nuts and various vegetables. It also seems inaccurate to say it is a myth that "a vegetarian diet is healthier than a diet that includes meat, milk and eggs" (Animal Agriculture Alliance 195). One would have to see research on this statement and apply a set of agreed upon guidelines regarding what is considered health¨long life, lack of disease, normal weight?
It is impossible to read the article without realizing that it is written from the point of view of an industry that prefers that the American public continue to consume animal products as a central part of their diet. Although it is not mentioned in the article, one cannot forget the furor and lawsuit that ensued when Oprah Winfrey made a comment against beef on her television show. The entire beef industry went up on arms because economics are at stake. The unstated assumption in this case is that it is acceptable for an industry to shape the tastes of the public in order to maintain their profits. Part of shaping those beliefs is this kind of writing, assuring the reader that the animals intended for consumption are raised and cared for in humane ways.
It is wishful thinking for the authors to write that the general population disagrees with animal rights, and the issue of anthropomorphism is simply