Governments should require that meat packaging include ethical warning labels
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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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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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Con forfeits and Pro provides sufficient reason to have the packaging.
The approach Con should have taken is the nihilistic, meat-endorsing one. This is actually a debate where the objective truth is Con but subjective truth for a non-psychopath is Pro. This comes down to how much we care about animal suffering.
Con could have won but I will respect their right to forfeit.