About 690 million people globally are undernourished. Hunger is a major issue in the world right now. Although society keeps being told not to waste any food, people do not seem to care about this and keep wasting approximately 1.3 billion tonnes of food every year. Food and water amounts are enough for every living organism on Earth but because of us, some of them still starve to death. Similarly, some people are hungry because they do not have the money to feed their families. This situation leads to increasing “stealing to eat” cases which is probably the only thing they can do to survive. Some people strongly disagree that ones who are starving should steal food when others think the opposite. However, when it comes to a person’s life, the crime they commit doesn’t matter as long as it doesn’t harm others.
For the majority, it is never acceptable to steal food to survive but we live in a world where people don’t care about others. As long as they have food on their plates, nothing or no one else matters, even though it’s not their place to decide what hungry people should do to survive.
Our purpose as living things is to remain alive, which is exactly why everyone’s right to life has to be protected by laws. It’s completely unacceptable to hurt a person for your own good so it doesn’t make you a bad person or a criminal if you commit a crime in order to save someone’s life or survive, unless you kill, use violence against someone, or take away their vital rights.
Hunger is one of the biggest global issues which might sometimes be caused by poverty in some countries. Unless food is cheaper or even free, it should not make you a bad person to steal something or commit a similar crime to feed your family.