As you may recall, peta2 really put animal rights and veganism on the national debating map with our long-running series of high-profile “Is Eating Meat Ethical?” debates, held at major universities from Princeton to Texas A&M.
Now, we’re thrilled to announce that the National Forensic League, a nonprofit organization that coordinates America’s 120,000 high school debate students, has chosen animal rights as their fall theme. Students will argue both sides of the issue, with the discussion focused on the fundamental question “does justice require the recognition of animal rights?”
The national debate organizers also contacted PETA, asking that we submit a video statement about the importance and history of animal rights, to provide some context for how students should approach this crucial issue. Here’s what we put together:
We’re confident that once students research the hideous abuses animals face when raised and killed for food, clothing, experimentation, and other industries, they’ll be able to make an ironclad case in support of their protection.
As for the unlucky students tasked with opposing animal rights? Well, good luck with that.