Humans are not equipped with the dental and digestive facilities to eat meat

(Even turned around, this argument is not valid for eating meat) a human can digest meat well when taken in moderation

People can choose what they want to eat, animals cannot

That makes us responsible, but it is not an argument against eating meat

Eating no meat at all is healthier

That doesn't make eating meat unhealthy

Killing animals is sad

That is a personal opinion

Animals suffer when butchered

Dying a natural death caused by disease or being taken as prey is at least just as painful.

Humans don't need meat

Unnecessary food (for example candy) is not always unhealthy or ethically unacceptable/p>


This article is part of a series on falsities and demagogy

Some arguments used in debate on the topics in the title simply are invalid.

That goes for pro and contra.

We selected a few of the most rigid arguments from different situations and placed an appropriate counterargument.

Because a more clear and honest way of reasoning helps improve the circumstances animals live in.

Mail us if you encounter other or new (counter)-arguments.

Apart from the specific issues there are the types of arguments in general.

Fallacies are deliberately or accidentally used in a debate. So be aware of the principles and the integrity of an opponent. Click here for tips on how to react to animal-unfriendly behavior of others.

Non-valid arguments (deceptive arguments) for different groups:

meat-eaters

vegetarians

10 myths about Vegans

factory farming

ignoring animal rights

advocating animal rights

experimentation with animals

circus

hunting for pleasure

seal hunt

mink farming

bullfighting