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marcusaranduque
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Carthage
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Why People Should Be Vegetarian

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Carthage
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/17/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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marcusaranduque

Pro

Eating animals is part of our life. We eat animals because it helps out bodies and our health. But there's alternative ways to eat other food then just meat. We should just eat vegetables,fruits,pasta. We could eat anything but we choose to eat meat. We kill animals but we know it's wrong. Animals are just like us. They need water and food just like us. We're pretty much killing our own kind. Acting like cannablisms. Those animals are in need of help. We need to stop eating meat so we can save more animals in the near future. If we do so the earth would be a better place. So we should be vegetarians.
Carthage

Con

We kill plants but we know it's wrong. Plants are just like us. They need water and food just like us. We're pretty much killing our own kind. Acting like cannablisms. Those plants are in need of help. We need to stop eating plants so we can save more plants in the near future. See, it works this way too.
Debate Round No. 1
marcusaranduque

Pro

Nice reasoning. But plants aren't that special. It's bad to eat plants but it ain't a living creature is it. When you kill it does it make sounds of pain. No plants don't because plants don't feel pain. Animals do. There living things and plants are too but there not that important. We could just plant more and more plants and they will just keep producing. Animals though they do make more of there kind but if we keep the rate of killing animals there will be no more meat on this planet.
Carthage

Con

Life- the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction, and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally. Plants are in fact alive. So are bacteria, fungi, protists, and of course, animals. It's not really set in stone whether plants feel pain or not, as there have been a few studies showing both. Alright, let's go back to 7th grade science. Animals must eat other animals to keep the populations in check. If there are too many predators and not enough prey they die of starvation. If there are too many prey, the predators reproduce fast, growing their population, and then eat most of the prey. It's an endless cycle. So, it's natural for us to eat animals. It's not wrong. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
marcusaranduque

Pro

Ok I give up. I got nothing. Good debate.
Carthage

Con

Thanks for the debate!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Carthage 2 years ago
Carthage
Maybe, but in the first 2 rounds Pro made serious mistakes.
Posted by LenaQueen 2 years ago
LenaQueen
Studies have shown that plants can feel fear. But animals feel fear, pain, empathy for other animals, and worry. Fear is nothing compared to all that. With more research, pro could have won. You should check out mine. I ran out of space lol.
Posted by Diqiucun_Cunmin 2 years ago
Diqiucun_Cunmin
I would carry on if I were Pro. There is no way to tell whether a plant is suffering, but you can tell whether an animal is. Thus, it is not against the principle of benevolence to consume plants. 'So is the superior man affected towards animals, that, having seen them alive, he cannot bear to see them die; having heard their dying cries, he cannot bear to eat their flesh. Therefore he keeps away from his slaughter-house and cook-room.' (Mencius 1.7)
Posted by wizza_x 2 years ago
wizza_x
CON already won!
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Vote Placed by chewster911 2 years ago
chewster911
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Reasons for voting decision: Con gets the argument points because Pro made a mistake in round 2 that Con addressed afterwards. Con also gets the conduct points because Pro gave up in the 3rd round. Everything else is tied.