Tag Archives: Arguments

Refuting Lame Excuses

  1. Common Anti-Vegan Arguments – How to refute lame excuses by a meat-eaters
  2. Vegan Logic – Common Arguments
  3. Beyond Carnism – Responses to Common Questions about and Challenges to Veganism
  4. VALA – 21 Stupid Things People Say To Vegans
  5. The Vegan Woman – 101 Funny Things Meat Eaters Say to Vegans
  6. UsVsTh3m – 18 moronic questions
  7. The Veganomaly – 5 Smart[ass] Answers to 5 Dumb[ass] Questions About Veganism
  8. One Green Planet – Top 12 Excuses People Give for Not Eating Vegan
  9. Oops, I’m a Vegan – Convince Me To Stop Being Vegan
  10. HubPages – The Dumbest Things People Say To Vegetarians and Vegans
  11. Vegan Outreach – Frequently Asked Questions
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Videos Arguing Veganism

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Book Extracts / Articles (Informal Selection)

Critical thinkers worthy of the name ought to be concerned with all of the following issues. Rather than rehash what is all over the net, I’ve just provided some links to a few concise and longer explanations of key concepts pertaining to veganism.

Veganism, it should be emphasized, is not just about diet, it is an act of boycotting, it is a political and social justice movement.

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Selected Others:

Overviews

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Darwin and the Animals – Peter Singer

The following is from a talk Peter Singer gave at the Ideas Festival in Bristol, 2009

What I will do is say a little bit about Darwin and his impact on our thinking about animals, then say a little bit about how in light of Darwin we should be thinking about animals.

We start with the before-Darwin perceptions that we have because I think its important to look at what people were saying about animals to understand the difference that Darwin’s thought made. Obviously one of the classic texts is the pre-Darwinian account of the origins of the various animals in the classic verse of Genesis. • • •

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Ethics and Animals – Peter Singer

Text is from one of the four lectures Singer gave for the 10th Dasan Memorial Lectures, Korea, in 2007

Throughout Western civilization, nonhuman animals have been seen as beings of no ethical significance, or at best, of very minor significance. Aristotle thought that animals exist for the sake of more rational humans, to provide them with food and clothing. In the book of Genesis, man is given dominion over the animals, and only humans are made in God’s image. St Paul asked “Doth God care for oxen?” but it was a rhetorical question – he assumed that the answer was obviously no. • • •

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Vegetarian/Vegan Starter PDFs

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