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Marine Mammals Captivity

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Started: 3/5/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Bjabs

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Captivity among animals is good. It gives many people an option to get one on one with an animal and learn. The whale is in an environmental area where (s)he will be cared for 24/7 and will not encounter polotion
RedDebater

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This is my first debate! So, whether I win or lose, I hope that everything goes well.

The problem with your argument is that it rests on several unstable factors:

1) "It gives many people an option to get one on one with an animal and learn."
- Tell me this, what do you learn about an animal that isn't in its natural environment? You learn about the psychological effects of captivity, sure, but this only causes people to develop false ideas about what an animal is like since this is not how it would normally be.

2) "The whale is in an environmental area where (s)he will be cared for 24/7"
- I'm sure you were exaggerating by the 24/7 thing as the workers have to sleep. Anyway, answer me this- why do they need us to care for them? Humans are some of the youngest animals to develop on Earth. Whales have been around longer than us and they sure as heck didn't us before.

3) "Will not encounter pollution"
- So you're saying that the solution to our pollution problem is to remove the whales from their natural habitat rather than find the source of pollution and stop it? Going through with that is simply avoiding the problem or pushing it off to the near future.
Debate Round No. 1
Bjabs

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Whales are cute
RedDebater

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Puppies are also cute, does that mean we should let puppy mills exist?
Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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