The Instigator
BobTheLibertarian
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The Contender
Will_I_Am
Con (against)
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0 Points

Racoons would make great pets when domesticated

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BobTheLibertarian
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/13/2014 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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BobTheLibertarian

Pro

First round acceptance. 2nd round opening arguments with no rebuttals. Third is for rebuttals and/or closing arguments.
Will_I_Am

Con

Raccoons open your garbage can and eat as much as they can before the homeowner comes at them! So basically you are saying you want your pet to go and sleep in your garbage can for days on end and then walk around your house? That is the most disgusting thing I have ever heard of! I have no doubt in my mind that raccoons would be awful pets.
Debate Round No. 1
BobTheLibertarian

Pro

Racoons are nature's cute little bandits. Though wild ones often get into people's garbage and make a mess a racoon raised from birth by someone is just like any other pet, they play with you and are very attached. What would make racoons even better pets is that they run on all fours but can use their hands. This opens the door to be able to train your racoon to do much more tricks than a dog or cat.


There are already some people who keep racoons as pets and most of them report that they made great pets. Here is a video of one of those people.


Will_I_Am

Con

Will_I_Am forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
BobTheLibertarian

Pro

There are many animals that go through people's garbage, dogs being one of them. They only go through it when lack the means of getting food elsewhere. Once domesticated racoons shouldn't make more of a mess than dogs or cats.


In the 1950s the Soviets decided to conduct an eperiment to see if they could domesticate foxes. After a couple decades they became pretty successful and today are being sold around the world as pets. These foxes became less aggressive and very dog like in their need to want to be around humans. Through a similar process racoons could be just as easily domesticated.
Will_I_Am

Con

Will_I_Am forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Dakota-Hiltzman 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit. I like the resolutions you make Bob, too bad this one was a wash.
Vote Placed by Relativist 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Wll_I_Am broke the first rule of acceptance. Conduct point goes to Bob. Both made subjective arguments, but Bob extended his own more. Thus, Arguments to him.