Please describe a scenario whereby being spoonfed a list of uncited and unsubstantiated statistics is any guarantee you will win an argument with an omni.
Let me fabricate a scenario based on this list and see how it plays out:Omni:
Humans need meat to survive.A veg*n, whipping out his or her handy-dandy new how-to guide:
Let's see...[scanning down page] Ah yes. The survival argument. And I quote:
- Athlete to win Ironman Triathlon more than twice: Dave Scott (6 time winner)
- Food choice of Dave Scott: Vegetarian
- Largest meat eater that ever lived: Tyrannosaurus Rex (Where is he today?)
Ha! Clearly therefore you are wrong. In your face omni scum!
Oh, gee, you got me there.
- I guess everyone else on the planet with the sole exception of Dave Scott will surely perish immediately.
- I guess the fact that the vast majority of top athletes are not vegetarian is just a fluke.
- The largest herbivore ever to exist was the Apatosaurus. Where is it now? Extinct along with all other species of herbivorous and carniverous dinosaurs.
- The T-Rex's diet did not lead to its extinction so that's a pretty frickin' retarded argument.
- And one last thing: T-Rex's needed meat to survive. But that has no bearing whatsoever on human dietary requirements.
Oh, I, um...I...there are no back up arguments on this sheet.Omni, biting into hamburger:
I guess I win.
Sorry to be a smartass, but I think it's far too simplistic to suggest that this is all you need to win a debate or make a valid argument.
You'd do much better read any of dozens of great books available and really know
what you're talking about.
If you try to use this factsheet you not only run the risk of losing the argument, but you also might end up looking foolish.
Oh, and one last thing:
The ethical arguments are laughably and abysmally thin two of the three only concern slaughterhouse workers. How, pray do tell, in any way, on any planet, in any language, is employee turnover rates or injury inherently unethical?
The third little factoid is a statistic on number of animals killed per hour. That doesn't speak to ethics at all.