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The Hunger Argument
The Environmental Argument
The Cancer Argument
Actually, I don't like to argue with meat eaters. Sometimes they just don't want to listen to you. I just talk to those who want to listen, not to argue. I just post the above arguments for knowledge only, and probably it can be used when some stubborn meat-eaters tend to debate with you. Hope it's useful.
I think more the question is and what I've asked myself a lot is how can we get the most people to change. Smoking is another thing that I deal with in Japan and I want to get rid of people smoking in public places. I think I'm constantly reminded of the the competition with the Sun and the Wind... Have you heard this story? The Sun and the Wind have a competition on how to best remove a jacket from a man on Earth. The wind says I can win... and blows fiercely at the man and the man holds tighter onto his coat and the coat stays on. The wind comes back defeated and so the sun tries. He warms the whole sky up and makes it a nice day and the man takes his coat. It really takes a lot of skill to market this skill of being vegetarian to people. How do we market that vegetarian is a good idea? I wasn't always a vegetarian. When I was a little kid I in fact looked down on "picky eaters" and really never wanted to be one. Isn't it interesting how the world works. More and more people are becoming vegetarian and vegan and that is good.
These are some interesting facts. I find it hard sometimes to explain to people why being a vegetarian is so important. They never get it. I swear some people just look right past the whole caged up for life, mercilessly slaughtered deal... ugh. Some people are so oblivious though, and totally ignorant! I try and explain but they can hardly even respect my decisions. It's hard to push vegetarianism onto others but at the same time- how can we get the word out? I am literally asking for suggestions! LOL! Seriously beginning to start not liking meat eaters. Yuck.
I learned the hard way. I posted a reference to Forks Over Knives on my page on facebook. People argued with me. And I realized that they weren't going to listen in the first place! So I just left it at that.
Not always, there are the dumbasses and the ignorants, if it's the later they usually can change, like all of us before being veg.
I agree with the idea of leaving people to their own choice. I would prefer a fully vegetarian world but the truth is that everyone has a different opinion, different morals, different beliefs, different ideals etc. It's no point in even arguing because you can't really change a mindset. You can just use encouragement where applicable. If someone wants to eat meat they're going to eat meat. Best you can do is put your own opinions out there and if anyone starts arguing you have to shrug it off and respect the freedom of choice.
More people will convert to veg*nism when they're ready. =)
These are all great! I usually avoid arguing with people, but if they push my buttons, I shall reply. And these help a lot! Though... I often have problems explaining how cows produce milk... seeing as my family think that cows need only to eat grass to produce milk! And still don't believe me when I tell them that cows produce milk through pregnancy... xD
I have to ask: where did you get your sources?
Yup, these need sources.
how much fresh water is wasted on these poor animals?