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rawriloveyou
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MTGandP
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Animal testing.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/18/2009 Category: Health
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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rawriloveyou

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What is animal testing? http://en.wikipedia.org...

I will allow my opponent to make the opening argument.
MTGandP

Con

Since my opponent has not adequately defined the resolution, I will elaborate: my opponent must prove that it is morally permissible to perform potentially harmful scientific experiments on non-human animals of the class mammalia (since when we refer to animal testing, what we really mean is mammal testing). I must prove that it is not morally permissible.

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Contention 1: Animals are conscious.
Conscious beings have the right to life; animals are conscious, and so animals should not be experimented upon.

Contention 2: Animals are capable of suffering.
All mammals can feel pain, have emotions, and can suffer. It is inhumane to conduct dangerous and potentially harmful experiments on beings that are capable of suffering.

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[1] http://en.wikipedia.org...
[2] http://encyclopedia.farlex.com...
Debate Round No. 1
rawriloveyou

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rawriloveyou forfeited this round.
MTGandP

Con

My opponent has forfeited. My contentions stand.
Debate Round No. 2
rawriloveyou

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rawriloveyou forfeited this round.
MTGandP

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My contentions stand unrefuted and my opponent has no contentions. Vote Con!
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Posted by MTGandP 7 years ago
MTGandP
My RFD is the same.
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
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