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Is eating meat ethical? Show more Show less

Consuming meat is a big part of some diets around the world, particularly in western food traditions. However, with production being land and resource intensive, and with a number of environmental and health impacts to consider we must ask, is eating meat justifiable?

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Animals do not have souls or rights

Animals are lesser beings and do not have a consciousness

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The Argument

In Judaism, Christianity and Islam, animals are described to be subservient to humans. This suggests that they are in fact lesser and their purpose is to provide for humans. Animals are also seen to be soulless. For example, in Christianity, animals do not go to heaven or hell. God intended humans to use animals for food.

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Although animals exist for human use, if we do not need animals, we should not harm them because they can still feel pain.


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