Join TSR now to have your say on this topicSign up now

Meat eaters, defend your position Watch

    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    Even animals eat meat. What the he'll is a humans excuse. Vegetarians are pathetic


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    We have canines.
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Reporter Team
    • Welcome Squad
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TDWM)
    ...
    .
    We rear livestock to be eaten. So your dilemma is unnecessarily contrived.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by keromedic)
    We rear livestock to be eaten. So your dilemma is unnecessarily contrived.
    So you'd just exterminate all the sheep, cows and pigs?

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2N-YkhV_Pt...ang_3173-l.jpg
    • TSR Support Team
    • Very Important Poster
    • Reporter Team
    • Welcome Squad
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by TDWM)
    So you'd just exterminate all the sheep, cows and pigs?

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2N-YkhV_Pt...ang_3173-l.jpg
    I'm not a vegetarian but your logic is stupid.

    They could simply just not be bred. Then the current generation of domestic livestock would be the last.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    There's nothing to defend really.

    A meal without meat makes me feel empty inside. I'd even have meat cornflakes if they made meat cornflakes.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    It just tastes beautiful. Plus I don't feel strongly enough about animals to justify not eating meat
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Electricity)
    Even animals eat meat. What the hell is a humans excuse. Vegetarians are pathetic


    Posted from TSR Mobile


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    The same reason why animals eat other animals: for survival and for the fact that they contain minerals are really rare in vegetables.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Because humans are omnivores, it's one of the best sources of protein which is vital for growth and good health, and of course it tastes good.
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    Health reasons.

    Also I enjoy it, and I'm not some over-sensitive moralist who cares more about animal life than human.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I love animals and love meat so I stick to free range and high animal welfare food when I can
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by russellsteapot)
    There's nothing to defend really.

    A meal without meat makes me feel empty inside. I'd even have meat cornflakes if they made meat cornflakes.
    A meal without meat isn't a real meal.
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    Dead animal tastes good.
    Offline

    17
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Electricity)
    Even animals eat meat. What the he'll is a humans excuse. Vegetarians are pathetic


    Posted from TSR Mobile
    We have proper brains, and sentience. Animals (on the whole) have no moral code. What animals do should be of no concern to us.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by anosmianAcrimony)
    We have proper brains, and sentience. Animals (on the whole) have no moral code. What animals do should be of no concern to us.
    Why should it be of no concern. Animals maintain the world as much as we do.

    Posted from TSR Mobile
    Offline

    3
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by keromedic)
    On why you eat meat.

    For me, it boils to me not caring excessively about what happens to animals beyond keeping a certain amount of genetic diversity in the wild. At this point in time, anyway.

    I expect I may progress my thinking at a later stage in my life.
    Animals are beasts, they are not even aware of their own existence. Hence, we as humans are free to use them as we see fit since they lack humanity.
    Offline

    18
    ReputationRep:
    Tastes good.
    Protein.
    Convenient (I have SED so if I cut out meat it would be a total nightmare to find places to eat)
    Food chain and all that.
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by felamaslen)
    Spending time in the company of a chicken will tell you all you need to know about why it is okay to kill chickens for meat.
    I like the company of chickens! I really love their party trick where they sit on my table and shed bits of yummy stuff onto my plate.


    (Original post by Sunny_Smiles)
    to be honest with you I really can't - I know that I could probably live my life without eating meat and I would be making a positive impact on the inevitable change from human beings being meat eaters to non-meat eaters (at least this is my prediction because I think in the future we'll probably invent a very effective meat substitute that isn't noticeably fake like tofu/soy) but I am too hooked on the taste of meat (ham especially) and I admit I am not a very moral human being because of this and I have an awful lot of respect for vegetarians (and vegans) for actually practising a good code of morals by not perpetuating the industry of animal slaughter by consuming the products of which. maybe one day I'll face up to what I know is truly moral and become a vegetarian - because I really can't and do not deny that eating meat when it isn't strictly necessary is very immoral and the only thing I can logically justify it with is my own selfishness and disregard. if we accept that causing pain is immoral and causing animals pain for our illegitimate/unprincipled satisfaction is the justification which is not morally valid (in my opinion) then it is clear that vegetarianism is the superior moral position to take and I honestly don't think anybody can really justify meat eating morally - it would have to stand only upon "because it tastes good" and that isn't a valid excuse in my opinion because it causes pain and suffering beyond that temporary oral satisfaction
    You ruined the moment when you said "oral satisfaction" imo.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by maddo)
    You ruined the moment when you said "oral satisfaction" imo.
    oh you...
 
 
 
Poll
If you won £30,000, which of these would you spend it on?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Quick reply
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.