Debate Guide: Guide to Justifications for Harming and Exploiting Animals. Followed by Sensible Answers As To Why We Should NOT Exploit Animals.

We have had the following through from Stacey at Our Compass.

https://our-compass.org/2019/09/09/debate-guide-guide-to-justifications-for-harming-and-exploiting-animals/

Debate Guide: Guide to Justifications for Harming and Exploiting Animals

65 ridiculous justifications people use to harm and exploit animals followed by responses.

1 It doesn’t harm animals to kill them
2 It doesn’t harm animals to take their eggs

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3 It doesn’t harm animals to take their milk

4 But cows need to be milked right?
5 It doesn’t harm animals to take their wool

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6 It doesn’t harm animals to take their silk
7 It doesn’t harm animals to take their honey
8 I just like the taste
9 It’s my personal choice
10 Morality is subjective, you can’t prove it’s wrong for me
11 It’s just a matter of opinion like religion
12 It’s just a matter of culture
13 Our ancestors did it
14 We’ve got canine teeth
15 Lions do it
16 Circle of life
16b It’s natural
17 God put animals here for us to kill, bible says so
18 It’s been happening for hundreds of years
19 We have to eat animal products to survive
20 They’re bred to be killed so it’s fine
21 They wouldn’t have been born without farmers, we did them a favour
22 What about tribes who have to hunt to survive
23 What if you were on a deserted island
24 If you get bitten by a snake you’d take antivenom
25 Animals aren’t as intelligent as us
26 You’re humanizing animals, they’re not the same as us
27 Some animals are to be killed some aren’t
28 Humane slaughter

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29 Grass-fed, organic, free-range etc
30 Killing animals for no reason is wrong, but if you have a reason it’s fine
31 The whole world will never be 100% vegan
32 One person can’t make a difference
33 You can’t be 100% vegan in modern society so why bother
34 If everyone went vegan, livestock would overpopulate
35 If everyone went vegan, livestock would go extinct
36 Those animals would just be killed in the wild anyway
37 You’re putting people out of jobs because of the effect on the industry
38 Vegans have no effect on anything
39 It’s unsustainable
40 It’s unhealthy
41 Protein
42 Iron

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43 Calcium
44 B12
45 It’s expensive
46 Vegan food is all disgusting

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47 Animals are killed in crop harvesting so vegans kill more animals
48 In Australia, grass-fed beef is more ethical than eating wheat
49 Plants have feelings
50 Don’t force your opinions on others
51 Stop judging me
52 A vegan was rude to me once
53 Vegans are closed-minded
54 I read about this couple who were vegan and they killed their baby
55 Hitler was vegetarian
56 You get your companion animals euthanized, that’s the same
57 We have to test on animals to make sure cosmetics are safe
58 We have to test on animals to make medical advances
59 But would you use medicine to save your life?
60 I’m a nihilist. I don’t care about anything apart from myself
61 Yeah but what do you feed your pets? I win
62 There are wars going on / people starving in the world
63 Yeah but sweat shops and slave labour
64 Vegan Sidekick’s comics are inaccurate / offensive
65 Yeah but there are other ways to promote veganism, this is ineffective

RESPONSES

Click on the following link to see sensible and informational responses to all the ‘justifications’ above. Some, if not all of them, may help you as an activist with a response when you are questioned on something.

https://our-compass.org/2019/09/09/debate-guide-guide-to-justifications-for-harming-and-exploiting-animals/

 

https://www.all-creatures.org/articles/act-debate-guide.html

http://www.godfist.com/vegansidekick/guide/

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