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Vegetarianism

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Started: 8/11/2011 Category: Health
Updated: 5 years ago Status: Voting Period
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smurfingpuertorrican

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Are "Vegans" making a childish decision by not eating meat?
ryan_thomas

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I would like to thank my opponent for a chance to debate.

I would like to start out by making it clear to my opponent that Vaganism and Vegetarianism is two different things.

Vegan is a life-style, such as they choose not to wear animal products, or consume them in any way.
Vegetarian is a diet, where they choose not to eat animal products.

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In this debate I will be proving that vegetarianism is just and that people who do not eat meat are not being childish. My contentions will do just that.

C1: It is good for personal health.

Eating meat is bad for people in many different ways. Meat has many different virus causing microorganism that are quite dangerous to people. Meat also has High fat plus cholesterol. Animal foods are higher in fat than most plant foods, particularly saturated fats. Plants do not contain cholesterol. Meat has a lack of vitamins, whereas plants are are rich with vitamins. Meat also contains many virus causing microorganisms that are quite dangerous to people. Meat consumption has been linked to cancer and other diseases including heart disease, which is the U.S. #1 killer.[1]

C2: It helps the environment.

Not eating meat is good for the environment in a lot of ways, including the preservation of fossil fuels, water, and the top soil. It takes 78 calories of fossil fuel to produce 1 calorie of beef protein, 35 calories for 1 calorie of pork, 22 calories for 1 of poultry, but just 1 calorie of fossil fuel for 1 calorie of soybeans. By eating plant foods instead of animal foods people can help preverve non renewable resources. Also, it takes upto three to fifteen times as much water to produce meat as it does plants. Therefore, by not eating meat people are conserving water. Finally, when plants are used more efficiently, our precious topsoil is automatically made more efficient in its use. We use less agricultural resources to provide for the same number of people.[1]

Conclusion

Do to the fact that eating meat is more harmful to people then they actually think, and that eatung more plants then meat can help the environment. We can conclude that vegetarianism is good for people, and the people who do not eat meat are not making a 'childish' decision.

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[1] http://www.britishmeat.com...
Debate Round No. 1
smurfingpuertorrican

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ryan_thomas

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My arguments still stand.
Debate Round No. 2
smurfingpuertorrican

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by holden15 5 years ago
holden15
Vegan is a life-style, such as they choose not to wear animal products, or consume them in any way.
Vegetarian is a diet, where they choose not to eat animal products.

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http://www.diffen.com...
Posted by smurfingpuertorrican 5 years ago
smurfingpuertorrican
sorry were i live it's basically the same...
Vegetarianism
Posted by Andromeda_Z 5 years ago
Andromeda_Z
Are you debating vegetarianism or veganism?
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Vote Placed by Cerebral_Narcissist 5 years ago
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