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The documentary Earthlings.
After watching this it really made me feel as though animals have every right to be here as we do. Just because they cannot talk, are different from us and are not as intelligent as us does not mean we should abuse the power we have over them and take advantage of them by killing them and eating them.

I was a non veg before watching this but it has made me reflects upon my views. I'm debating now whether to be a veggie or not.

http://www.earthlings.com/
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The pictures and things just do not affect me tbh. I eat meat and nothing will change that. Not saying I agree with factory farming ect but still.

Well sorry TSR that I like meat. Did't realize this was a bad opinion
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Well, I'm off for a nice rare steak now...
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Nope.
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i think the worst one was where the animal got skinned alive...
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There is no need to become a vegetarian. Humans are at the top of the food chain so it is our place to eat anything below us if we want to. However we should try to improve the conditions which we keep animals in so that they have a decent life before they die. Just buy free range meat and eggs.
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No but that was still unpleasent to watch lol.
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(Original post by Inspired12)
The documentary Earthlings.
After watching this it really made me feel as though animals have every right to be here as we do. Just because they cannot talk, are different from us and are not as intelligent as us does not mean we should abuse the power we have over them and take advantage of them by killing them and eating them.

I was a non veg before watching this but it has made me reflects upon my views. I'm debating now whether to be a veggie or not.

http://www.earthlings.com/
There is a difference between eating meat to survive and being efficient about it and out right abusing animals. You should always eat meat as that is what you are made for and it is very good for you, however if you feel this strongly about it, make sure you eat free range stuff etc.
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If you feel bad because animals are treated bad, you may as well go vegan.
There are many instances in which cows are treated bad for their milk and chickens are kept in horrendous conditions for their eggs. Those animals suffer a long life time of cruelty and their products are probably put into foods you eat every single day.
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Killing and eating animals isn't abusing them....

Things like battery hens IS abuse. But universally categorizing carnivorous behaviour as "abuse" is retarded.
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Probably not just like that other website didn't
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(Original post by Lewroll)
There is no need to become a vegetarian. Humans are at the top of the food chain so it is our place to eat anything below us if we want to. However we should try to improve the conditions which we keep animals in so that they have a decent life before they die. Just buy free range meat and eggs.
Being at the top of the food chain is one of the worst reasons I've heard for eating meat. It in no way means "it's our place" to eat any animal we want on the planet just because we can... Humans are also one of the only species who systematically attack and kill each other. Does that mean war is good?

You eat meat because it tastes nice - not because you feel you should because of your place in the food chain. I'm not going to try and convince anyone to stop eating meat (mainly because it's futile), but don't make up excuses for why you do it.
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(Original post by Jimbo1234)
There is a difference between eating meat to survive and being efficient about it and out right abusing animals. You should always eat meat as that is what you are made for and it is very good for you, however if you feel this strongly about it, make sure you eat free range stuff etc.
We weren't "made to eat meat", we just have structural adaptations to allow us to eat meat should we choose to. Meat may be good for you, but it doesn't therefore follow that not eating meat is bad for you. Vegetables are good for you - does that mean you need to eat every single variety or your diet will be bad?

Again, as I just said, I won't try and convince anyone not to eat meat. But if you are confident it's ethical to do so, why try and make up random excuses for your behaviour? Just eat it.
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(Original post by callum9999)
Being at the top of the food chain is one of the worst reasons I've heard for eating meat. It in no way means "it's our place" to eat any animal we want on the planet just because we can... Humans are also one of the only species who systematically attack and kill each other. Does that mean war is good?

You eat meat because it tastes nice - not because you feel you should because of your place in the food chain. I'm not going to try and convince anyone to stop eating meat (mainly because it's futile), but don't make up excuses for why you do it.
I don't have to provide any reasons why I eat meat. You are the one who claims eating meat is bad, so the burden is on you to prove why. Until you can provide a valid reason why I, or anyone else should not eat meat, than we will continue to eat it
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People don't care because they hold prejudice that is speciesism. There is no logical reason why all humans are superior to all non-human animals. There is not one morally defining characteristic that all humans share and all non-human animals lack. Since any notions of intelligence or emotion don’t apply to all humans, so it would be wrong to generalise to them.
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I would have no problem with eating human meat if it was legal.

So there's goes the morality.
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But chicken?
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I don't have to provide any reasons why I eat meat. You are the one who claims eating meat is bad, so the burden is on you to prove why. Until you can provide a valid reason why I, or anyone else should not eat meat, than we will continue to eat it
Just because something is a societal norm doesn't mean the burden of justification is lifted.
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(Original post by Jimbo1234)
There is a difference between eating meat to survive and being efficient about it and out right abusing animals. You should always eat meat as that is what you are made for and it is very good for you, however if you feel this strongly about it, make sure you eat free range stuff etc.
Bit of creationism seeping in there?

I eat tofu, lentils, beans and nuts to get my protein. They're very good for me too.

The simple fact is, you don't need meat to survive. Nor cheese/milk/eggs, but thats for another day...
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(Original post by IFondledAGibbon)
Just because something is a societal norm doesn't mean the burden of justification is lifted.
It is not just a social norm. It is biological. If a human grows up alone on an island with other animals on it, he will probably eat them.
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