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March Beginners Tournament: Animal Rights

tejretics
Skepticalone

IntroductionThis debate is a direct challenge to @Skepticalone as a part of @Bsh1's March Official Beginner's Tournament. Thanks to @Skepticalone for agreeing with me on the topic. Rules

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Updated 17 Hours Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Animal Rights

bsh1
16kadams

PrefaceThis is the Semi-Final round of Zaradi's Prize Debate Tournament. I want to extend my thanks to Zaradi for hosting and for being magnanimous enough to attach a prize to this tournament. I also want to thank 16k--it may have taken us awhile to agree on a topic (and by "awhile" I mean eons...), but we got here nonetheless :)This is a judge-only, "select winner" debate. The judges are Raisor, Dalt, Endark, BV, Cermank, Wylted, Bluesteel, Thett, Z...

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178 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Animal Rights

NannaVG
maathildehansen

Estimated 26 million animals are used for commercial and scientific testing every year in the U.S. Used to determine the toxicity of medication and to develop medical treatments, that is destined for human use. How come we allow these creatures to be tortured and killed? People might think it is a necessary evil to improve the survival of the human race. They might be right too but researches have figured out that animals are a lot more like us. The animals have feel...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Animal Rights

tejretics
Loverboy56

This is the Animal Rights debate. I will debate for the proposition. The rules are as follows: 1. In Round 1, I have thus revealed the rules. Con can begin the debate with the first argument and MUST FORFEIT ROUND 5. 2. In this debate, ANIMAL WELFARE being opposed to ANIMAL RIGHTS is STRICTLY DISALLOWED. The argument by Con must be against BOTH ANIMAL WELFARE AND ANIMAL RIGHTS. 3. All arguments should be pertaining to the definitions GIVEN BELOW, and definitions from other dictionaries, or...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Animal Rights

tejretics
mgajjar

"Animal" is hereby defined as a sentient multicellular eukaryotic organism of the kingdom Animalia, with the ability to process pain and/or emotions. Sponges and simple polyps and medusans, for example, are excluded from this defining category; according to this definition, only fairly complex non-human species of the kingdom Animalia with a proper nervous system and the ability of a level of motion. Primarily, this debate deals with: mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, fish, cephalopods, gast...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Animal Rights

tejretics
Ra1n

This is the Animal Rights debate. It lasts 3 hours per round, with 3 rounds. Each argument can have a maximum of 10,000 characters. The topic is animal rights, which I strongly support. Animal rights is hereby defined as: the idea that all non-human sentient animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives, and deserve proper welfare. In this debate's definitions (though the definition might be slightly inaccurate), animal rights is inclusive of animal welfare, and therefore animal ri...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Animal rights

TheRaceTo9K
Mike_10-4

They shouldn't have rights...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Animal rights

TheRaceTo9K
CitizenL

They shouldn't have rights...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Animal Rights

Sc2
y16

1. The basic moral rights of at least some non-human animals are in no way inferior to our own. 2. Non-human mammals have essentially the same right not to be harmed or killed as we do. 3. Normal, mature mammals are not only sentinent but have other mental capabilities as well. 4. These include the capacities for emotion, memory, belief, desire, the us of general concepts, intentional action, a sense of the future, and some degree of self-awareness. 5. They are not only alive in the biologic...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Justice Requires the Recognition of Animal Rights

Zaradi
UchihaMadara

Resolved: Justice Requires the Recognition of Animal Rights.This is an old LD topic. All types of LD cases are acceptable, and this debate will be done in LD format. Round structure will go as thus:Round One: AFF PRESENTS CASE. THIS ROUND IS NOT JUST FOR ACCEPTANCERound Two: Neg Case + Rebuttals, Aff RebuttalsRound Three: Neg rebuttals, Aff RebuttalsGl to my opponent! ...

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64 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago