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yomama12
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hd1997
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Animals shouldn't be used in circuses

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yomama12
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/19/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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yomama12

Pro

This round is for acceptance only, this is a topic i have a sore history with. One round for acceptance, one round where we present all the information we can, and one round where we try to disprove the other person's info, whoever wants to challenge me can.
Debate Round No. 1
yomama12

Pro

K, first off, thanks for accepting this debate. Now lets get on with my first argument.

Animals are mistreated in circuses

Animals shouldn"t be used in circuses because they are mistreating the animals. Exotic animals are supposed to be free roaming the wild, not under a big tent jumping through hoops of fire and balancing on their heads! Animals in circuses are usually hurt with whips and billhooks, kept in a small cage where they eat, sleep, and do their business all in the same place, and so much more. PETA recently confiscated a video which shows a trainer beating an elephant, while other trainers are shouting stuff like "hit her, make her scream!" This just proves my statement. , heres the video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=V4lO8Ner3hYR06;

As you can see, circuses are a poor place for animals to live, as it's more like a prison to them. I await my oponents response
hd1997

Con

I say that they should be in circuses they are for are entertainment and the are neat to see
Debate Round No. 2
yomama12

Pro

You have no evidence whatsoever to support your thesis, but i do credit you for trying to face me in a debate.

Animals kept in captivity shortens their lifespans.

Animals shouldn"t be used in circuses because keeping animals in captivity shortens their life spans. Studies show that an elephant kept in captivity (circuses, zoos, etc.) have life-spans that are three times shorter than those that are in the wild. And that"s without all of the neglect and mistreatment. The shorter life spans are due to the fact of high stress levels, some from the fact that, instead of the 4 to 12 related elephants that they group with in the wild, there are 1-3 other, unrelated elephants with them. Not just in circuses, but in zoos too!

Sources:

http://www.captiveanimals.org...
hd1997

Con

I like them in circuses because they are for are enjoyment
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Wylted 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Horrible conduct and arguing from con.
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Reasons for voting decision: Con never made arguments.