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sheepgirl1202
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09JBlake
Con (against)

Ladybugs are helpful to us and should be treated with respect.

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Started: 1/24/2017 Category: Funny
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Debating Period
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sheepgirl1202

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Here is a sad story: My friend who we shall call Bette saw a harmless little ladybug in her room. One helpless little ladybug who was just trying to find a warm place to sleep and maybe survive until the rest of his/her 15 day life cycle[1] was up. He/she was only going to live 15 days max but bette decided to cut their little life short so that she could continue living her +70 yr life span. This little lady bug was minding its own business when suddenly, out of the blue, a hand comes down and picks up the little ladybug who was silently screaming for help. The bug was further taken outside for a slow, painful death because of the frigid temperatures. My friend Bette also played a part in helping these poor creatures to become extinct (so kind). In the 1970s and 1980s, the U.S. Department of Agriculture imported the Asian multicolored ladybug as a pest control measure. It may have been too effective as native ladybug numbers are now dangerously low, with some species being nearly nonexistent. It would be a shame if they became extinct because lady bugs are very helpful members to the ecosystem. Lady bugs "are tremendous carnivores that can eat lots of significant agricultural pests," said Doug Taron, curator of biology at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago. "They are nature"s own "pest" controllers and are more effective than poisonous chemicals." says www.designweneed.com. Also, when Californias Citrus trees were being destroyed at a rapid rate because of pests, ladybugs were brought from Australia in an attempt to save the trees that are beneficial in their own ways too. The lady bugs were successful if saving the trees too. In conclusion, ladybugs are very beneficial to the environment and deserve to be treated kindly and not thrown out like trash on Friday morning.

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