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The Ethics of Eating Animals: Is Eating Meat Wrong?
Humans should stop eating animal meat.
Eating and producing meat heavily contributes to climate change.
Ceasing to produce meat will be necessary in order to meet the growing food needs of the world's population.
Farming animals has severe impacts on the local environment due to its heavy resource use and impact upon the landscape.
The meat industry is particularly harmful to its workers. Supporting the meat industry by eating meat involves being complicit in this harm.
Eating meat, in the majority of cases, involves the cruel and immoral treatment of animals.
Vegetarian diets generally lead to better health outcomes than omnivorous diets.
The taste of meat is delicious and brings many people pleasure in a manner that vegetarian food cannot fully imitate.
Ceasing to eat meat would harm the economy.
Eating meat is a central part of human nature, evolution, and physiology/biology and thus its consumption is inherent to humankind.
Farming vegetarian products also directly or indirectly harms animals in the process of crop production and harvest.
As animals lack rights it is morally permissible to raise them for slaughter.
That animals eat other animals is the natural order of the world; to replicate and continue this is not immoral.
The harms of meat are not inherent to all forms of animal farming, and can be ameliorated through better consumer choice and/or moderation rather than complete abstention.
Consuming meat is an important part of many culture's cuisines, religions, and practices.
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