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Every adult in first world countries should be vegan.

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Started: 7/30/2016 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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1st round brief statement of position and acceptance.
2nd round main argument
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Thanks for accepting this debate. I will be arguing that every adult in first world countries should be vegan. Exceptions, rare medical conditions, extraordinary circumstances, and lab grown meat. [1]

Examples of extraordinary circumstances would be stuck on a desert island or in an elevator shaft.



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Round two main argument

I. Intro
II. Animal suffering ethics
III. Environment
IV. Health
V. Conclusion
VI. Sources

I. Intro

There are three main points to my argument, animal suffering & ethics, environment issues, and health concerns. As a responsible adult and productive member of society I feel it is necessary to take care of one's health, the environment, and to show compassion for animals.

II. Animal suffering ethics

First and foremost is animal suffering and ethics.

Claim 0: There is no survival need to eat animal products.

Warrant 0: "Typically, vegans can avoid nutritional problems if appropriate food choices are made. Their health status
appears to be at least as good as other vegetarians, such as lactoovovegetarians."[0]

Impact: Any suffering via the raising, transportation, and breeding of livestock can be seen as animal cruelty. Vegan is the morally superior path.

Claim 1: Animals suffer greatly during factory farming.

Warrant 1: Common knowledge.

Impact 1: When combined with the fact that we don't need to eat meat to survive and the abundance of wealth in 1st world countries, factory farming has no relevant difference than dog fighting, pig wrestling, pigeon shooting, and cock fighting. We are simply eating meat for pleasure at the cost of great suffering and pain to animals. This is animal cruelty. Halt a large portion of animal cruelty by becoming vegan.

Claim 2: Humans have drawn an arbitrary line between animals and humans.

Warrant 2: Richard Dawkins a famous person known for his intellect says so. [1]

Impact 2: This is a cruel double standard. Such a double standard is an injustice. "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." [2] Martin Luther King, Jr. As long as such an injustice is allowed to stand, a threat to justice everywhere remains. Become vegan today to help remedy this injustice.

Claim 3: Cage-free, free range, pasture raised, and their variants are a form of humane washing.

Warrant 3: "the movement to treat farm animals better is based on the idea that it is wrong to subject them to unnecessary harm; yet, killing animals we have no need to eat constitutes the ultimate act of unnecessary harm." [3]

Impact 3: While factory farming is common knowledge humane washing is not. Not only does humane washing have the injustice of animal cruelty but of deliberate deceit to the public. Adults in 1st world countries should become vegan thus boycotting such products.

III. Environment

If you paid attention in elementary level science class you learned about the food chain, autotrophs, heterotrophs, and tropic levels. That each trophic level requires significantly higher amount of biomass and thus energy. Therefore, it is logical to eat at a lower level in the food chain, plants instead of animals. Cows require up to sixteen pounds of grain to produce one pound of beef.

Then, there is destructive fishing habits, rain forest deforestation to clear land for cows, and so forth.

IV. Health

I think it is immoral to carelessly destroy your health and leech off of the various forms of welfare and public assistance. I ideally a person should repay his or her society and become an industrious citizen. There are many health benefits from becoming vegan with little health concerns.

The benefits including receiving plenty of the good while avoiding the bad. The good being antioxidants, fiber and phytonutrients. The bad being excess fat, saturated fat, cholesterol, heterocyclic amines, endotoxins, and IGF-1.

V. Conclusion

The first world is plagued by immoral and morbidly obese humans leeching off not only their own nations but destroying the environment for everyone. We can no longer afford to allow these evil humans to desecrate our morals and future. They will hide behind their religions and selfish ideologies, nevertheless we cannot afford to be infinitely patient.

For justice, the environment, and your health become vegan today. All adults in first world countries barring a few exception should become vegan as soon as possible. Thank you for reading and thank you for the debate.

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