Are dogs better than cats
Refutation of My Opponent
Cats are indeed protrayed as a the evil ones in movies, but this is often based on a social stigma that derives from the sheer intellect and independent nature of cats. My opponent again advances that dogs are depicted more positively than cats, which shows absolutely nothing about the two animals, but rather, about society's internal biases. In fact, a cat may be a better defender if say an intruder were to enter the house. A dog could be too easily bribed with food. Furthermore, while there are police dogs, this mainly stems from the fact that dog's are less independent from humans. Cat's intellect has different applications, such as rodent control or therapy for kids' depression.
Senses of Dogs Vs. Cats
1.) Hearing- Cats can pick of on a wider range of sounds (55 Hz to 79 KHz) than dogs (67 Hz- 44KHz).
2.) Sight- Cats can see in six times less light than humans, and dogs can only see in light 5 times less than humans.
3.) Smell- The average cat has 200 million olfactory receptors, much more than the average dog.
Ease of Care
1. Cats make less noise than dogs, and by nature are calmer, so when you need the cat to be quiet for a social event, it will.
2. Cats clean themselves, making cleaning them less of a pain.
3. Cats do not constantly ask for human attention. When the human needs it, they will provide it, but they don't beg.
4. Cats will accept it if you need to leave the house.
Cats Are the Better Ecological Pet
It requires 0.84 Hectaacres of land for food in a year. For cats, it's 0.15 hectaacres.
Cats are also more agile than dogs. They are able to climb and get into more difficult places than dogs. their spine has more vertabrae than dogs, allowing more agility.
Cats also can save human life. Here's a story about a cat saving a human's life from a vicious dog.
THE CARING CAT:
Cats are being employed to provide comfort and support to the 911 operators
The presence of the cat is very calming to the people who most need to keep calm in difficult situations.
THE WORKING CATS
Since colonial times, cats have been used for rodent control on ships, which may have saved many lives.
Cats are very effective hunters.
THE CARING CAT 2.0 CAT
Cats also try to contribute to the household. When a cat leaves a dead rat by the house door, they are giving it to you as gift. While it may not be the prettiest gift itself, the cat makes an attempt to say thank you, unlike dogs.
LOWER MEDICAL COSTS
For dogs, the average medical cost is about $290/year. For cats, this statistic is $160/year. Total costs amount to approximately $660/year. For cats, this is $450/year.
CATS CAN BE POTTY TRAINED EASIER
Cats are highly intelligent creatures, and as such, are much more easily potty trained than dogs. Most dogs need proper, often professional training and must be taken out regularly throughout the day.
(PS: Cats can live in smaller spaces than dogs, such as apartments.)
REFUTATION OF MY OPPONENTS' ARGUMENT
1.)Whether Obama has declared his support for dogs is irrelevant to this debate.
2.) If my opponent claims that cats run away "like cowards" he has not read the story provided in argument 1.
3.) Again, I repeat the same point. Dogs being viewed as "better in movies" does not tell us about cats or dogs. It tells us about the biases of people.
4.) Reagan's last words are unknown
5.) Eisenhower was actually quite a good President considering the Interstate Highway system, end of the Korean War, and the desegregation of the armed forces, along with fighting to enforce Brown vs. BOE
6.) Cats are also de-stressing cuddlers, which is being used by 911 operators
7.) Like I said before, cats can save people's lives and dogs can be vicious. You never see "Beware of Cat" signs. If you did not read the story of a cat saving a human's life from a dog, here it is:
8.) Quote: . "Dogs only bark when in harm and trying to tell you something."
No, dogs also bark when they are hungry, need to go out, and when they just want attention.
9.) I will ignore my opponent's ad hominem attack. I may very well be playing devil's advocate here. Furthermore, Pro challenged me to this debate.
10.) Cats are very common pets and cat owners are not viewed as "pathetic"
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PugsRule11 forfeited this round.
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