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I don't feel like arguing this out in full, but I'll provide an outline of my argument: Reasons to be a vegetarian
- Environmental - the "meat takes 5-15 times as much land argument"
- Ethical - "causing suffering to animals is unethical"
- Biological - "the human body is not designed to eat meat"
- There is seldom room for argument with someone who puts faith above reason, so I'll ignore the religious argument.
- Biological - as far as I can tell, we seem to do fine eating just about anything. It seems like we are designed to be omnivorous. We don't need to eat meat, but we seem to be fine doing so.
- Environmental - what happens if we produce more food? We get more people! It's a vicious circle... which can be stopped by not increasing the amount of food available. I agree that it can be damaging, but in some ways, it's probably a good thing we're not increasing the amount of food available as quickly as we could be if we were all vegetarian.