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nosilla
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The Contender
mudgrave
Con (against)
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0 Points

Veganism is better than eating animal products

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nosilla
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/20/2014 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
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nosilla

Pro

There was a time when veganism was only known to a select few but now it is becoming a more widespread way of living vs. the SAD ( Standard American Diet) which consists of meats, fish, crustaceans, and animal products such as eggs and milk. People should be vegan because animal flesh and products causes many health problems, modern farms are tearing down the environment, animal flesh and products contain unhealthy properties, the government manipulates people and tricks them, vegans are healthier in general, and veganism reverses diseases as well as preventing them.

First round is for arguing and my opinion for this debate is: veganism is better, not required.
mudgrave

Con

Indeed, veganism is becoming more widespread in the world today. As much as we've all heard this so many times during our education, we really do need a balanced diet, and there is a reason why we are told that repeatedly. As the human species, we have always lived to eat different kinds of food- including animal products. This has always been the case since millions of years ago where the first human ate animal flesh, and the first fish. Of course we can also adapt to live in a vegan lifestyle, but that does not mean that it is better. The only reason that vegans are healthier is because many foods in the food industry that contain too much fat or salt/sugar are often animal products. If people actually got onto eating the proper amount of food, it will most probably mean that they will have better health than vegans.
Debate Round No. 1
nosilla

Pro

It's true that we need to eat a balanced diet and that's exactly what a vegan diet is. Vegans get their protien from: beans, tofu, tempeh, seitan, lentils, buckwheat, quoina, rice, soy beans, peanut butter, and spinach(just about all foods have protien). I myself am vegan and I'm perfectly healthy and very rarely get sick nor have I never been anemic. I get my protien, iron, and calcium without trying hard at all. As for you're argument that humans have always eaten animal products, humans are not designed to eat meat. Our intestines are much longer than a carnivore's and that is why when we eat meat, it takes a long time processing and begins to rot(causes colon cancer). You said, " The only reason that vegans are healthier is because many foods in the food industry that contain too much fat or salt/sugar are often animal products." that's exactly my point so... Vegans are just overall healthier in general. Obesity in America is a health epidemic. 1 in 3 people are obese in America. In studies, countries with the higher obesity, cancer, and type 2 diabetes rates consumed more SAD(standard American diet) food like meat and animal products than other countries did such as plant based islands. Cholesterol rates are extremely low compared to SAD eaters. When you"re on a plant based diet you get a minimum of cholesterol because plants and fruits don"t have any! Heart disease and cancer are at a bare minimum because plant based foods don"t alter hormones in your cells or clog your arteries because they don"t naturally contain high levels of fats accept for avocados and such that have the healthy fats. Another point that you made was, if people eat the "proper amount of food" they will be healthier. If by this you mean eating less, I eat at least 8 bananas for breakfast and I'm healthier than a large majority of population. Transferring to a vegan lifestyle is not hard. Meat can be substituted for veggie burgers like Boca burgers, milk can be substituted for soy or almond milk, butter for Earth Balance butter, cheese for soy cheese like Daiya, even mayonnaise can be made vegan. Veganism makes you feel good too, not just because you're healthier but because you know that your food doesn't have a mom. The vegan lifestyle is cruelty-free and that should be reason enough. For starters, milk is a product of rape. Cows are impregnated by the farmer injecting them with bull semen. Just a few hours after giving birth, calves are torn away from their mothers and if they're female they become property of the dairy industry or if they're male they are sent to a veal farm and kept in cages to keep their meat tender. Does this sound right? Eating meat is consuming rotting, decaying flesh from a sweet, harmless animal. So if you want to be healthy and if you have any ethics at all, veganism is the way to go.
mudgrave

Con

mudgrave forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
nosilla

Pro

Vote pro :)
mudgrave

Con

mudgrave forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by debatability 3 years ago
debatability
Are you arguing that everyone should be vegan? Also, is the first round for arguments?
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 3 years ago
Blade-of-Truth
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Pro. Con forfeited R 2 & 3. This is rarely acceptable conduct in any debate. For this, Pro is awarded points. S&G - Tie. Neither made any major grammatical and spelling error. Arguments - Pro. Con's arguments were essentially for a more balanced diet. Pro easily overcame this by showing the benefits from a vegan diet. Considering Con never presented any further arguments or rebuttals, Pro takes these points. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate. Pro, a word of advice, break up that block of text. Make paragraphs that extend no longer than 5 full sentences. It's just hard to focus when there is so much text in a single block. Regardless, good job. You can also type in "extend arguments" if you ever have an opponent forfeit a round on you.