The Instigator
atishoohoohoo
Pro (for)
The Contender
Chronosofwisdom
Con (against)

Vegetarianism

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Started: 4/20/2019 Category: Health
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Debating Period
Viewed: 338 times Debate No: 121448
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atishoohoohoo

Pro

I am arguing that vegetarianism is good for health, The environment and is morally correct. We should not kill animals as they are conscious beings and feel pain just like we do. A vegetarian diet is also healthy as it is lower in fat etc. And reduces the risk of premature death. Farming and meat processing creates a lot of carbon emission and water usage. I will now let my opponent respond.
Chronosofwisdom

Con

I will argue that vegetarianism's health benefits are minimal and it is not immoral to kill animals. Before I start, I will ask my opponent to answer a two questions.
What is your religion? (This is necessary for a point I will make, Trust me. )
What is your source for that whole "carbon emission" bit?
Debate Round No. 1
atishoohoohoo

Pro

In answer to my opponent questions:

1. My religion is Jainism and although vegetarianism is a fundamental part of my religion, It is not the only reason I stick to this type of diet but also because I believe that it is morally correct.

2. My sources include shrinkthatfootprint. Com, The Vegetarian Society and theenvironmentalblog. Org. And if you think that those sources may be biased/have vested interests then I have also found that a 2003 paper published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition studied and calculated the effects of energy, Land and water use and concluded that meat-based diets require more resources and are less sustainable than a vegetarian diet. It also mentions that "The water required for a meat-eating diet is twice as much needed for a 2, 000-litre-a-day vegetarian diet.
Chronosofwisdom

Con

Well done!

I'm mostly going to stick to morals on this one. I'm going to try to keep this debate off of evolution as much as possible, But it is necessary. Since you believe that humans are simply animals, What is to stop someone from claiming that their race is more evolved than the rest? That is what Hitler did. Tell me, Is it more moral to say that some humans are more evolved than the rest, Or to say that humans are not animals, And deserve to be treated better than animals?

On a similar token, Even if you still believe that we are animals, Than what is to stop us from eating other animals? Wolves hunt, Sharks hunt, Every other carnivorous and omnivorous species hunts, Why not us too? We were given (or what you believe, "developed") pointy front teeth to tear meat. We were made for eating plants AND meat. By eating animals, We are just doing what we were made to do. Why not?

This is one of those cases where your statement would be more justified if you DIDN'T believe in evolution.
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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Chronosofwisdom 3 years ago
Chronosofwisdom
man, I was hoping for this debate
Posted by Chronosofwisdom 3 years ago
Chronosofwisdom
Good
Posted by atishoohoohoo 3 years ago
atishoohoohoo
Yes I do and I can already sense the arguement your about to make
Posted by Chronosofwisdom 3 years ago
Chronosofwisdom
One question real quick, Do you believe in evolution? That we are only animals?
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