Mapping the world's opinions

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Should you go vegan?

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, should we be going vegan?
Economics , Ethics , Health , Politics , Society

Eating animal products is unethical

Not eating meat could prevent world hunger

There is enough food to feed the world population. World hunger is still a huge issue because rich countries demand meat, and therefore it is more lucrative to sell this luxury to them. If less people ate meat, more efficient crops would take their place and be able to feed the entire world. Explore

Animal cruelty

Farmed animals have been proven to have feelings, thoughts, and personalities. On today’s factory farms, they’re crammed by the thousands into filthy sheds and wire cages. Some never see the light of day. Explore

Exploitation of (migrant) workers

The meat industry is infamous for mistreatment of workers and violation of workers' rights. Explore

Devastating effects on the environment

The Union of Concerned Scientists lists meat-eating as the second-biggest environmental hazard facing the Earth Explore

Meat can lead to health problems

Fatty meat can lead to high cholesterol and obesity, both things that contribute to heart disease Explore

Eating animal products is ethical

We support the animal species by farming them

The meat industry means that many species are guaranteed survival due to their value to us. Explore

It is ethical for us to eat meat as we are secondary consumers

It is only natural fork us to eat meat as we are 'secondary consumers'. Explore

Meat has a place in Culture and Tradition

Meat dishes are often integral to cultures and traditions Explore

Animals do not have souls or rights

Animals are lesser beings and do not have a consciousness Explore

Humans need meat in their diet

As omnivores we biologically demand meat in order to fuel our bodies and gain a sufficient amount of protein Explore
This page was last edited on Friday, 24 Jan 2020 at 14:37 UTC