I have a few questions for people who are against/are not Vegan/Vegetarian?

I have a few questions for people who are against/are not Vegan/Vegetarian? Topic: Good diseases to write a paper on
July 17, 2019 / By Maeva
Question: I am writing a paper in English about veganism. And I need to state the opposition argument. I am for veganism, so I need help from people who aren't. My first topic is meat consumption. It's about how eating too much meat has been linked to diseases. If you believe eating meat is healthier then going on a vegan/vegetarian diet, why? The next topic is about animal testing. If you agree with animal testing, why? And my last one is factory farms. If you're okay with factory farms, why? It's okay if you agree with one or two, instead of all of them. I hope all of that made sense. If it would be easier for you if I gave more details, I'll be happy to do that. :] Thank you<3
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Kerenza Kerenza | 5 days ago
the reason i belive that its healthier is because there isnt much orther sources where you can get protien from as much as you can in meat as well as other vital vitanims and such. i dont really mind about animal testing as its a good thing (you dont want to put some cream on your skin and have it burn off or discolour etc) but the way they test these products on animls isnt right at all. factory farms are not good as how would the farms fel if tey were made to live like that, all caged up fighting for food and survival like they subject their animals to. i hope this helps you a bit
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Kerenza Originally Answered: Should I become a vegan or a vegetarian?
Just to give everyone a heads up I'm vegetarian BUT the rest of my family eats meat. I've been a vegetarian for a 1 year and 10 months now. I actually talk to my doctor about this and she told me this. For starters just getting into one or the other she says that you should start out going vegetarian for a few months. And see how that works...Than if you want to go vegan slowly work your way into it. More like baby steps. But she did tell me there are some very important key things to do. 1.) You should have your doctor prescribe a vitamin for you. Because I went out with a vitamin when I first started out and my ENERGY was way low. So in this case what a vitamin dose for you is replace the ENERGY that you would have if you were eating meat.That way you don't feel tired all the time. 2.) Even though you will be eating a lot of vegetables you should at least eat scramble, sunny side up ...or anyway you like it eggs 2 times a week. My doctor said that eggs have ALMOST the same excat vitamins that meat has. So eating eggs will really help. 3.) And try to get some sort of excries every other day like a walk around your town or go biking something like that. What the excires does is help you keep a stable weight. 4.) My doctor also said that studies show that Vegan's and vegetarians happen to live longer than the a person that eat meat. Also Vegan's and vegetarians have a less chance of getting heart disease, sick, and out of shape. So that's great Right Hope this help. And wish you all the luck. Ps. A tip is don't let the smell of meat timp you. LoL It's not worth it. It may be hard at first but in the long run it's worth it. Believe me, I know it's hard because I live in a house with all MEAT EATERS LOL. Just keep in mind what your doing it for.

Jaclyn Jaclyn
I am a meat eater with Vegetarian friends and in-laws. All the Vegetarians I know choose not to eat meat on moral grounds rather than health. I really don't think that a Vegetarian diet is healthier than an omnivorous one. This is because The Vegetarians I know don't get all the nutrients that their body needs from their diet and are forced to take supplements. If one eats lean meat in moderation it is perfectly healthy. I am not happy about animal testing especially in respect of cosmetics. The trouble is that things like medical research would not progress very far without some animal testing. As it is currently both illegal and dangerous to test drugs in their initial stages of development on humans I am not sure what alternatives we have. I would want to see the animals concerned well cared for and not unduly distressed. When I speak of drugs I do mean important medicines such as those to combat aids or cancer. Factory farming is simply an abomination. I would rather spend more to buy free range eggs and meat that has been ethically farmed. The fact that I am going to eat an animal does not mean that I do not care about it. Animals should be treated well, housed comfortably and fed properly. It is also important to me that the animal is killed humanely with a minimum of stress.
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Emelia Emelia
Q: My first topic is meat consumption. It's about how eating too much meat has been linked to diseases. If you believe eating meat is healthier then going on a vegan/vegetarian diet, why? Eating too much meat has not been linked to disease. Eating processed meat has been linked to some diseases. But your broad statement is only supported by animal rights/veg*ns. Science shows your health is much more related to your genes than to your diet. I sat in a doctor's office recently and read a poster on the wall about gauging my risk for heart attack. Nowhere on that poster was diet or meat mentioned as a risk factor for a heart attack. Again you're being dishonest by linking vegan diets with vegetarian diets. They are nowhere near the same. Most vegetarians here in the US eat eggs and dairy products. They can naturally get many of the nutrients that are not available to vegans in their diet. Dishonesty runs deep in the vegan soul, IMO. Q: The next topic is about animal testing. If you agree with animal testing, why? Yes. Animal testing is the safest way to test new products before they come to market for human consumption. Again, vegans are dishonest about animal testing. They say we don't need it anymore because we can use computer models. But computer models must have a basis. And the basis is, 9 times out of 10 data from animal tests. They also ignore the fact that drugs, at least, are tested on humans after they're tested on animals. Q: And my last one is factory farms. If you're okay with factory farms, why? What's a factory farm? That phrase is a hot button phrase, like abortion. Until you define it, how can I be ok with them or not? Again, it's dishonest of vegans to throw out those kinds of phrases, assuming that everyone knows what a "factory farm" is and that it is automatically a bad thing.
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Christin Christin
I know of few people who are actively opposed to veg*nism. It is not a lifestyle choice that generally interferes with the lives of others, so there is little reason to oppose it except for the sake of argument. As for meat consumption and its supposed correlation to a host of diseases, there is a considerable amount of conflicting evidence in this regard. There are two popular studies that seem to be most common for demonstrating this correlation. Ancel Keys Seven Countries Study and T. Colin Campbell's (and others) Diet, Life-style and Mortality in China - A study of the Characteristics of 65 Chinese Counties. The latter lent its common name to a book later authored by Campbell called "The China Study." Both of these studies have been criticized for their apparent use of a common logical fallacy known as "confirmation bias." In this, the study authors develop a hypothesis first and look for data which supports this hypothesis, rather than looking objectively at the information. This does not necessarily invalidate the findings of the authors, but it most certainly challenges their conclusions. Concurrently, other popular books like Gary Taubes "Good Calories, Bad Calories" or Michael Eades "Protein Power" are also subject to considerable confirmation bias, among other logical fallacies and flaws in cited information. "Meat" or "animal products" are rather broad categories for which to find correlation with disease. What kind of meat? Beef? Pork? Poultry? Fish or Shellfish? Wild or Domestic? Are all "meats" pathologically identical? Do all types have a similarly adverse effect on humans? Does "meat" have a similarly adverse effect as dairy? Eggs? I do not believe most studies finding these correlations are so meticulous in their design, lumping all "animal products" together as generally detrimental. This to me is rather non-comprehensive and scientifically questionable, not to mention supporting the contention of confirmation bias. Animal testing most certainly has pros and cons. It is unquestionably a form of animal mistreatment at best. It can be beneficial to determine if a product will have detrimental effects, but I question its applicability. Most test animals are rodents, whom are very different physiologically than humans. They have very short lifespans (2-3 years) and a different metabolism than humans. Even if researchers were to use our closest animal relative - the chimpanzee - these animals are still physiologically and genetically different than humans and so I would still question the applicability of such tests. Factory farms are common and can be defined as enclosures where animals have little or no access to pasture and therefore get little exercise and sunshine. Some evidence suggests that they make for unhealthy animals and subsequent products that are of inferior quality. Some farmers additionally suggest that an equivalent amount of animals products can be produced on pasture as opposed to processed corn and soybeans. None of this is to mention the often appalling conditions that livestock animals are subjected to in confinement. I think that in composing your paper, you should indicate that conflicting data and ambiguity exists regarding many of these issues. Even intelligent and well credentialed researchers like T. Colin Campbell are not infallible nor free from bias. You should also stress that regardless of the scientific data, veg*ism is an individual lifestyle choice, and that this choice should be respected. Concurrently, many will not enjoy good health by eliminating meat or other animals products from their diets, and so their choice should also be respected.
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Christin Originally Answered: I am vegetarian but I want to turn vegan?
Being a vegan means that you don't eat or use any products that come from an animal. That includes meats (including fish and seafood), eggs, dairy products (including casein and whey), honey, gelatin, and everything that has an animal derived product as an ingredient. Vegans also don't use products that have been tested on animals or use animal ingredients. They don't wear leather, fur, or wool. In my opinion, it's very difficult to become vegan at first because you could drive yourself crazy reading labels. You'd be surprised, for instance, how many foods contain gelatin or whey or fish sauce. If you have a co-op in your area, you will have more foods to choose from and you can get to know certain brands of food you can trust to be vegan. It' s very important to read books on vegan nutrition to make sure you are getting all your nutients in your diet. Vegetables and grains can provide things like calcium and protein so find out which ones you need to add to your diet. I applaud you wanting to try an animal- free diet. Just make sure you're doing it for the right reasons. It's not so much about what you "can and cannot" eat. It' s about making more humane choices in your lifestyle.

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