On Monday I will be giving a persuasive speech to my class trying to convince them to reduce their meat consumption. (telling them to go completely veg would just make them not listen. dont you think?) I'm thinking of discussing the animal cruelty, enviromental and health, benefits of reducing how much meat you eat by just 10% or so. Does anyone have any really good reputable (non-peta) sources that I should check out?
Also, i need to get at least some of them to actually try what I am suggesting, so I'd like to try and get them to try eating some sort of meat replacement type food since most carnivores just wrinkle their noses at tofu and veggieburgers. There is no eating allowed in class, so making something to pass out is out of the question. The only other ideas I had were to get them to go out and try a BK veggie sandwich, or to send everyone home with something (must be individually wrapped). I googled for bk veggie coupons (they used to put them on morningstar packages) because no college kid is going to turn down free food of any kind, but no luck. Does anyone have any other ideas?