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Animal rights are meaningless from a secular viewpoint

AsianCalamari
Yugandda

Introduction:This is my first attempt at a debate on DDO, and I look forward to an interesting and engaging conversation.In this debate, we will be arguing from a purely secular viewpoint; Con cannot use a religious argument such as "Religion X states that animals should not be killed". Likewise, Pro cannot use the argument "Religion Y permits the killing of animals".I, Pro, will argue that the concept of animals being entitled to rights is arbitrary through the lens of a secular worldview - it...

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Updated 23 Hours Ago

Animal Rights

alex_truett
lannan13

All animals have a right to life. They were born into this world having the right to have someone care for it like a new born baby. Helpless and unknowing of what this world is capable of. How this world can destroy a life. No one has the right to decide whether or not someone or something should live or die. I stand with the side of life and try to protect what I can because I love animals. I'm not saying everyone has to love animals, but not liking animals does not give the right to kill an an...

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Updated 16 Hours Ago

Animal rights

SocialDemocrat
alissamcg8703

I am against animal rights. I shall define animal rights. Animal rights-rights believed to belong to animals to live free from use in medical research, hunting, and any and all other services to humans. Whoever accepts shall say why animal rights are a positive and should stay in place. Burden of proof is shared here....

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Animal Rights

fire_wings
tejretics

Debate for Tejretics. Full Resolution: Animals should have rightsI am Con, which means that Tejretics is Pro. Rules1. No forfeiting 2. No trolling3. I really want good votes here, so min. is 3500 ELO. Sorry for people who are in the 3000-3400s.4. Tej starts arguing in round 1, and waives the final round5. No kritiks or semantics...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

Animal Rights

fire_wings
cam25aus

Full Resolution: Animals should have rightsI am Con, which means that my opponent is Pro. Rules1. No forfeiting2. No trolling...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

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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Updated 2 Months Ago

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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Updated 2 Months Ago

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 2 Months 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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Updated 3 Months Ago

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 4 Months Ago