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Animal rights is an unjustified ethical doctrine.

TheSkeptic
Lexicaholic

I thank my opponent for accepting this debate - I've been wanting to have this debate with my opponent specifically for awhile, so I hope this turns out well. To put it simply, it seems that Charlie here is one of the more prominent PETA advocates on this website, with his slew of PETA debates. Since it seems to be quite evident that he is in favor of PETA, one can easily draw the conclusion that he is also an animal right's activist - after all, if he isn't then he'd most likely be a hypocri...

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62 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Resolved: A just society requires the recognition of animal rights.

YYW
BlackVoid

First round will be for acceptance, following rounds for debate. Obviously, this is the current LD resolution. Let's try to debate it that way. Sources are important, but not overwhelmingly important. Logic, reason, etc. should be the grounds for compelling arguments. Kritiks are fine, so long as you do not willfully misinterpret the resolution or wage an assault on the dictionary. In our efforts we ought to mutually endeavor to test the strengths of our ideas, rather than quibble over phraseolo...

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53 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Protecting Animal Rights

dollydo
xxdarkxx

Animal rights is ethically justified, in the fact that it's basic principle lies in the foundations of the value of life. If you believe that animal rights is unjustified then you also have to believe that human rights is unjustified. What makes someone care about another persons life? What makes me care about your life? Why are murderers sentenced to prison? Society as a whole puts value on life...and those that do not value life (like the murderers) are removed from society, and made to suffer...

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41 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

That society ought to recognize animal rights

larztheloser
Zaradi

This is for the second official DDO Tournament, and this is the second round. It is a great honor to be debating Zaradi again, and to have this oppertunity to discuss this really important topic.Once again I don't think either of us will really try to cheat with our definitions. "Society" is to be taken in the most general possible sense, so pointing out specific people who have better things to do than care about animal rights is not sufficient to carry the motion. Generally th...

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37 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

animal rights

wolfgirl94
I-am-a-panda

Human beings are complex evolved creatures who are accorded rights on the basis that they are able to think and to feel pain. Many other animals are also able to think (to some extent) and are certainly able to feel pain. Therefore non-human animals should also be accorded rights, e.g. to a free and healthy life....

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18 Comments
Updated 4 Years Ago

Animal Welfare is Superior to Animal Rights.

TheSkeptic
ViRiUnCteSiGnUmRuTiLuS46

[Definition - Animal Welfare] 1. The viewpoint that it is morally acceptable for humans to use nonhuman animals for food, in animal research, as clothing, and in entertainment, so long as unnecessary suffering is avoided. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Animal_welfare [Definition - Animal Rights] 1. The idea that the most basic interests of animals should be afforded the same consideration as the similar interests of human beings. Animals should no longer be regarded as property, or used as...

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17 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago

Google+ Hangout Debate: Justice Requires the Recognition of Animal Rights

Wallstreetatheist
larztheloser

Resolved: Justice Requires the Recognition of Animal Rights Good debate, Lars. Hope to do a good one on Insider Trading in a few days. Debate ends at 45:30. Feel free to skip through the prep time periods. Pro/Affirmative: Wallstreetatheist (blue shirt and Americanish)Con/Negative: larztheloser (black sweatshirt and New Zealandish--think Flight of the Conchords)

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Justice requires the recognition of animal rights

Zaradi
FourTrouble

Resolved: Justice requires the recognition of animal rightsThis debate is for 16kadams tournament, round one.I am affirming the resolution, my opponent is negating.First round is for acceptance, everything else is for the debate.I wish him luck. ...

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11 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Justice Requires the Recognition of Animal Rights

girlwithgoat
royalpaladin

Mahatma Gandhi once said, "You can judge a society by how they treat their weakest members." This quotation was revolutionary and inspired many different social justice movements that saw greater racial tolerance, expanded rights for foster children, and the cultivation of religious understanding. In the spirit of Ghandi's life work I think that it is critical that we recognize the value that all members play within a society and therefore I stand resolved that Justice requires the recogniti...

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10 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

animal Rights

burbachrocks
ChristianM

Animalsare just like humans they have feeling sjust ike us so they need to think double time on that...

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10 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago