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Started: 4/15/2016 Category: Health
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Have you watched the documentary "Cowspiracy?" I have, and it was a eye opener for me. It made me realize that the meat eating is a major reason for the global warming. Not only that, but what a difference we can make by reducing our carnivorous. Belive it or not, it helps our future generations, children, grandchildren, and perhaps our great-grandchildren, to be able to live on this earth.

Me personally, do not want to stop eating meat completely because I love meat. But, I could imagine eating vegetarian once a week to contribute to the global warming reduces. Imagne if everyone in the world would do that. We do not need to become vegetarians or vegans, but we eat incredibly much meat today and we can make a change. Together we can recude our impact on global warming. Even though it is a small change for us to do in everyday life, it will be a big change for the world.

There are many other small things we can change in our lifes that also reduces our impact on the global warming. For example, we can choose to take the bike to school, work, the gym or locations relatively close instead of taking the car. By taking the bike, you get free exercise and at the same time we reduce the carbon emissions.

I think most do not know how serios global warming is and what consequences are. I really recommend all of you to watch "cowspiracy", not it purpose for you the become vegans or vegetarians but that more people will relaize how serious the situation is. More in order to you to learn than anything else.

We can make a change, do what YOU can to save the world.

What are your opinions on meat eating and the environment issue?


Based on what you have said, I will be sure to watch 'Cowspiracy' Documentary on your recommendation. On to as what I think of meat eating as cruelty to animals itself. More than over 56 billion farmed animals are killed everyday just for steak, pork, ham, cheese, and dairy products...contributing to animal abuse itself. One example itself is most of these chickens used for chicken nuggets at fast food restaurants. Tyson Foods one of the biggest marketers of beef, chicken, and pork with sales sky rocketing a Us $ 32 billion dollars, it is one of the most biggest companies in the world according to Forbes. The company does not raise the chickens itself, but supplies it with the farmers with one day old chicks. These chicks spend their entire lives on the farmers property belong to Tyson. Often trapping these farmers with debts, such as borrowing money to big bigger houses often costing up to $200,000 or more each. earning about only $12,000 based on Tyson's count of birds. About half of these chicken growers lave the business either of selling out or losing everything. After six weeks, these fully grown chickens are taken to slaughterhouses receiving the most cruelty abuse and mistreatment.

Often taken in crates, most workers often rush and grab the by their legs slinging them out of their crates. Resulting about 10 million injured chicken with poor substandard conditions to their journey at the the slaughter houses, they are not often fed with no food or water no matter what the weather is. Rushing and grabbing them, they are often shackled upside down on convector belts many struggling, defecating screams, or often vomiting on the works are through an electrified water either alive not rendering them unconscious. Beginning their journey soon to become unhealthy cooked food for fat food restaurants around the world.

As for cow's methane gas and mis-abused also becoming beef for hamburgers same conditions treated as other animals in other slaughterhouses as well, with methane coming from livestock can play a good or a bad role playing it's parts right. Methane, an orderless, colorless, tasteless gas has some uses trapping in heat more than Carbon Dioxide contributing to more of global warming even more.

Overall based to what I have to say on meat eating is abusing animals, whether it is ironic to me that people do not condone on animal cruelty or abusing them as they are literally saying to me they do not support animal cruelty while eating a hamburger. Concerning to the people who eat meat daily has some sever illnesses distributing to heart illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, and infection due to cows having injected hormones in them entering our bodies with daily meat and dairy consumption linked to Diabetes also. What I am not saying is to turn into vegetarians, but to beware of you put into your bodies as these diseases can happen linking to an early death. I will agree to my opponent that in order to reduce global warming we must play our parts right as well. Such as taking bikes to work or school reducing Carbon Dioxide a bigger contributor of global warming and reusing and recycling things such as paper, plastic cans, water bottles, and much more. A small small change can start with you resulting in another big impact on the world, thus changes begin with you with your choices affecting others around you. Go out and venture into the world if you want to make a change, because it starts with you.

Debate Round No. 1


Just as mentioned by you "Sorano", is the meat eating not just about how if effects global warming. It is also that we allow and support animal abuse but you have to remember that this is not the case in all countries.

In Sweden where I live for example, we have strict rules on how to handle livestock but it also applies to birds, such as chickens and turkeys. The animals are well fed, have good living spaces and when taken to the slaughterhouse they are killed in the fastest, most painless way possible. Something that other countries can learn from.

I agree that everybody has to contribute to reducing the carbon footprint but I do not agree that beeing a meat eater means you have to condone cruelty against animals.

Source: (protecting animals used in farming)


Thank you again for showing me your source I do know that most of these ways of animals abuse in not in most countries, but let me correct you again on 'a meat eater means you have to condone cruelty against animals.' The point in not that only animals are killed for human entertainment, but the fact that the animal died just for us to eat meat in some most barbaric and cruel ways in death in some countries. As, 'Wearetheworld' yet again you have said that we can learn one another from preventing this in the future, I hardly doubt that these things will change, with in time it will change soon.

The fact that some of these animals have to go through some of the most vile harsh environments even with safe regulation, but hat the fact that these animals were killed senselessly for our needed nourishments and yet more. Again more than 56 billion animals are killed by humans, with every 3,000 being killed each second in different slaughterhouses right now. It's time we know that animals are living creatures, with emotions that have irreplaceable lives just like ours. Many of us believe that animals shouldn't be harmed, which is unnecessary for human health. Humans were never meant to eat meat, yet they do.

If you ask me that humans are carnivore, why cannot we just eat the meat raw instead of preparing right here and then? Humans are 'Omnivores' with not having sharp canines, thus to having small flat 'canines'. Many carnivores are known to have sharp canines easily able to rip chunks of meat apart and does not require much chewing due to their stronger stomach acid that kills the bacteria breaking down unneeded flesh that would entirely kill or sicken them. Human back molars are only suited to crush and flatten fibrous plants, with carnivores lacking these molars. Therefore, humans are consider to be herbivores and not 'carnivores'.

Debate Round No. 2


I disagree with your previous statement regarding the animals living environments because that would contradict the purpose of the regulation and it is up to the authorities in each country to insure that they are being followed.

Anyone that only eat vegetarian food has to supplement their diet with protein and aminoacids that has been proven scientifically. I have a good friend that is vegan that has to supplement his diet with vitamin B12, vitamin D, calcium and iron. As also shown on this vegan website that he referred me to.

Another concern for vegetarians/vegans should be GMO projects such as monsanto's genetically modified organism.

" The American Academy of Environmental Medicine (AAEM) urges doctors to prescribe non-GMO diets for all patients. They cite animal studies showing organ damage, gastrointestinal and immune system disorders, accelerated aging, and infertility. Human studies show how genetically modified (GM) food can leave material behind inside us, possibly causing long-term problems. Genes inserted into GM soy, for example, can transfer into the DNA of bacteria living inside us, and that the toxic insecticide produced by GM corn was found in the blood of pregnant women and their unborn fetuses. " - Quote from

By the way, GMO's are banned in Sweden ;).



Once again I agree with your statement that Vegans should be worried about the GMO projects by Monsanto. There are many benefits of of GMO, as well as side effects of it. There can be many allergic reactions, Toxins, decreased Nutritional Value, and much more. GMO in food can be transferred through our bodies found into our plasma with some side effects along with it. It can harm the environment as well, harming marines, amphibians, insects, and soil organisms. One of the endangered species because of t is the Monarch butterflies. The GMO can withstand a heavy dose herbicides, may causing the decrease of Milkweeds.

" The evidence of a connection is suggestive but not conclusive. Monarch populations have been declining alongside a shrinkage in its primary food source -- milkweed -- and the increased use of crops genetically modified to withstand pesticides and herbicides. However, causation has not been established yet, and other culprits -- deforestation and unexpected weather events -- are likely to have played a role as well."

However the GMO's fed to the animals in their food is a different story. Many things can subside in these living beings causing to fie instantly related in this quote. Even if it is treated well and fairly in a good environment the fact that these animals had to die just for our nourishment is cruelty itself because it is a living organism just like itself among us.
“Our results provide clear evidence that regulators need to safety assess GM crops containing mixtures of GM genes, regardless of whether those genes occur in the one GM plant or in a mixture of GM plants eaten in the same meal, even if regulators have already assessed GM plants containing single GM genes in the mixture.â€"

"The new study lends scientific credibility to anecdotal evidence from farmers and veterinarians, who have for some years reported reproductive and digestive problems in pigs fed on a diet containing GM soy and corn.[3]

Iowa-based farmer as well as crop and livestock advisor Howard Vlieger, one of the coordinators of the study, said: “For as long as GM crops have been in the feed supply, we have seen increasing digestive and reproductive problems in animals. Now it is scientifically documented.

“In my experience, farmers have found increased production costs and escalating antibiotic use when feeding GM crops. In some operations, the livestock death loss is high, and there are unexplained problems including spontaneous abortions, deformities of new-born animals, and an overall listlessness and lack of contentment in the animals.

“In some cases, animals eating GM crops are very aggressive. This is not surprising, given the scale of stomach irritation and inflammation now documented. I have seen no financial benefit to farmers who feed GM crops to their animals.â€"

The research was conducted by collaborating investigators from two continents and published in the best online casino peer-reviewed Journal of Organic Systems. The feeding study lasted more than five months, the normal commercial lifespan for a pig, and was conducted in the US. The pigs were slaughtered at the usual slaughter age of over 5 months, after eating the diets for their entire commercial lifespan."

Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by KRTxBallistic 6 months ago
Cowspiracy is, like WAM said, pseudoscience propaganda.
Posted by The-Holy-Macrel 6 months ago
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Posted by WAM 6 months ago
Cowspiracy is like the majority of pseudo scientific 'eye opening' 'documentaries'. It's horribly researched and has a huge amount of sources that discredit themselves. While I can most definitely see the benefits for becoming a vegetarian, there is still a large amount of methane produced through other agricultural endeavours, such as milk, eggs, wool, and also deforestation, which is a major impact through all of agriculture, however, the movie fails to address that this is more of an issue with crops than with animal production, and simply lists this as a whole, therefore misrepresenting data.

The message is right, the way they are doing it isn't. However, this would only work if everyone would do it. Which, at least in my opinion, won't happen any time soon.
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