“Everyone should become vegetarian.” Write a debate in 150 – 200 words either for or against the motion.
Everyone Should Become Vegetarian
Good evening jury. To start with the words of George Bernard Shaw, “Animals are my friends and I don’t eat my friends.”
Vegetarianism used to be an unusual lifestyle choice. Today it is becoming more common and accepted by mainstream society. While there are many reasons for choosing a vegetarian diet, the most important are health reasons, environmental and economic reasons, and above all, ethical reasons.
Health reasons alone are sufficient grounds for becoming a vegetarian. Research has shown that we do not require meat in our diets and it is actually healthier to avoid meat. Meat is high in saturated fats which are known to cause clogged arteries. Cultures that consume less meat than North America have much lower cholesterol and lower rates of heart disease. For example, Japan used to have a lower incidence of heart disease, as well as cancer, before meat consumption increased. There is also reason to believe that humans have naturally evolved to be herbivores, rather than carnivores. Human teeth resemble the teeth of other herbivores, and human intestinal tracts are long, unlike the short intestines found in carnivores. What is natural is usually healthier, and people who become vegetarians frequently report a feeling of increased energy and well-being. My opponents say that vegetarian diets are devoid of the proteins and fats. I totally disagree and say that there are nuts, soya and milk products that contain protein and that is sufficient for our body.
With all my points favouring the topic, I feel that all the non-vegetarians will change their stand.