What is the best argument against veganism? With so many anti vegan arguments out there, many are easily refuted. But there is one argument that will leave even the best animal rights advocates and ethical philosophers with virtually nothing to say. It goes as follows:
“I don’t care”
The best argument against veganism is apathy. I don’t care. How many times have you heard something like this? I agree with everything you’re saying, and I know it’s wrong to eat meat, but I just don’t care enough. I mean, at least it’s an honest answer, not like all the other anti-vegan arguments you hear like “lions eat meat” or “circle of life”. But it’s also the hardest answer to hear because you don’t need to convince them with reason, but with empathy. All the vegan arguments you’ve practiced for so long don’t work.
You need to figure out how to get them to start caring. This is the hardest part, and it might take a long time for people to start caring, but it’s possible. There’s many ways to do this, because there’s many reasons why someone would want to go vegan. Are they environmentalists? Tell them that animal agriculture is responsible for 18-51% of greenhouse gas emissions. Do they value social justice? Show them the injustice that animals go through, including graphic footage. Are they struggling with acne? Show them stories of how vegan diets have helped people with their acne. Have they struggled with heart disease? Show them the science that supports vegan diets as great for your heart health. Basically, you need to relate something they already care about with veganism. Show them they already have vegan values in them.
It’s easier said than done, but you need to be prepared to hear this argument. Good luck.