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What kind of life has a right to life? (abortion, animal rights, etc)

Bound_Up
Elise_A

Some might call this a debate about whether abortion is moral or not. I've titled it so as to indicate what I think is the key issue at play. Unborn humans are alive, yes, but we don't think ending all kinds of life is murder, like killing animals (if you're cool with that) or killing less cute animals like mosquitos (if you're vegan or something). And clearly some think it's okay to kill even certain kinds of human living things, trivial (like living human skin cells) and nontrivial (like...

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Animal Rights

Hayd
SolonKR

This debate is for Fire_wing’s tournament. Round 1 can be found herehttp://www.debate.org/forums/debate.org/topic/81403/I borrowed most of the set-up from bsh1 in this debate, I have his permission to use it.

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Animal rights

Ketuvim
talmid

In this debate I will express my views that animals should have rights, my first point to make here is a few scriptures, Genesis 2:15: "Adonai, G-d, took the person and put him in the garden of "Eden to cultivate and care for it." Yonah 4:11 "So shouldn"t I be concerned about the great city of Ninveh, in which there are more than 120,000 people who don"t know their right hand from their left " not to mention all the animals?" Please note: 1. G-d made humans "to take care of the garden",...

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Updated 3 Days Ago

Animal Rights

Wolfie101
lannan13

I think that animals are not necessarily more or less than humans. It's impossible to rank life. For example, by better, what do you mean? Smarter? If so, should smart humans be able to mistreat less than average humans? How do you even define intelligence in a way that holds true for every species on planet earth and beyond? If it's physical ability, we are sorely lacking. In fact, take away our tools and we're useless. Besides, even if we are superior, why would we mistreat animals when there'...

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Animal Rights

SamanthaLynn
Dr.TurkeyBaster

I think animals should have rights. Why shouldn't they? They're animals, WE are animals. What's the difference? With medical and makeup testing, If the technology or makeup is for humans, test it on humans! Rats and Bunnies might have similar DNA to us but they aren't us. They could have different reactions. Also with situations like PETA, they stand up for animals and take them in but after a weeks or two, the ones that didn't get adopted, get thrown into barrels and gassed. Fight me....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Animal rights

sharkba1twhohaha
WCBC15

I am debating the topic of Animal rights. I believe that animals deserve to have rights just as people do. Animals are sentient just as much as humans. They are able to feel and experience things such as belonging, hurt, happiness and fear. Throughout their lives they have no control over their future and well being. We as humans have taken over their lives and continue to make choices for all animals. Although many of these animals are given homes and or loving families, some are put in situa...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Animal rights

JakeFitz
ImmortalVoddoler

Animals are our friends...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

My 150th Debate: Animal Rights

bsh1
FourTrouble

PrefaceThis will be my 150th debate! Having advertised for competitors and topics, I am thrilled to have FT as my opponent, given his record of debating success on the site. It should be an intense challenge, and I'm truly looking forward to it.To vote on this debate, you must have at least 3,000 ELO.Full TopicJustice requires the recognition of animal rights.TermsThe f...

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163 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Team Debate: Animal Rights

tejretics
Yonko

== Intro ==This is a team debate, with myself and Fkkize [http://www.debate.org/Fkkize/] pitting ourselves against whomever accepts. We're looking forward to a deep, interesting, engaging discourse. The opposing team consists of Wylted [http://www.debate.org/Wylted/] and Yonko [http://www.debate.org/Yonko/]. Per Wylted's request, I am challenging Yonko...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Resolved: Animal Rights Ought To Be Recognized In Society

famousdebater
The_Commander

Resolved: Animal Rights Ought To Be Recognised In Society Rules Round 1 is acceptance No trollingNo forfeiture The Burden Of Proof is shared Definitions Animal Right...

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32 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago