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1518
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Topic

Governments should require that meat packaging include ethical warning labels

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With 3 votes and 10 points ahead, the winner is ...

Tejretics
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"Ethical warning labels" refer to "labels that inform consumers of the physical and mental suffering involved in producing the animal products they are considering buying."

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Instigator

For what it's worth, I think the case I'd run from Con on this is:

1. This is coercive and the government ought not place such an explicit value judgment on meat consumption

2. In the short term, this tanks the meat industry, hurting workers in the industry, food security, and cultural groups for whom meat is important

3. Even if we cared about animal rights, this hurts animals:

(a) In the long term, this desensitizes people to meat consumption and damages the animal rights movement by creating backlash, hurting the organic shift that would've been far more sustainable than the immediate shift created by this plan

(b) This would disincentivize small meat businesses and butchers from registering under the government, particularly in developing countries, preventing animal welfare regulation

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Contender
--> @the_bat_man

I select the text and then press the "B" button in the upper-left-hand corner of the text editing box.

Do you not see a text editing box when you go to post your arguments? That could be the problem.

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--> @Thoth

How do you make the text bold?

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Instigator
--> @Thoth

I've had loads of fun too.

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Contender
--> @Tejretics

The topic at hand is an interesting issue which I had never pondered before accepting this debate. I am looking forward to reading your contentions, Tejretics.