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Arguing for or against vegetarianism or (especially) veganism is pointless. It is analogous to the pro-choice vs. pro-life debate. If you believe that killing animals is morally wrong you're not going to be convinced by anything us omnivores say. The reverse is also true.

I tend to regard vegetarians a bit like those who believe in sexual abstinence before marriage. I completely fail to comprehend the moral basis for their beliefs, however,   as long as they don't try to impose their beliefs on others, the only people they are depriving of pleasure is themselves. In other words not someone you want to date, but otherwise who cares, they're perfectly fine as friends as long as they don't start hectoring you on your 'immoral' behaviour.

by MarekNYC on Sat Aug 27th, 2005 at 02:49:01 PM EST
I agree with that - although I can understand and respect ethically based vegetarians. But what really irks me is when people slam, as a matter of principle, the killing of only certain animals without explaining what sets these apart. Whales and seals are cases in point.

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by Sirocco (sirocco2005ATgmail.com) on Sat Aug 27th, 2005 at 03:56:50 PM EST
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