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Should Animal Acts In Circuses Be Banned?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/26/2016 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Circuses with animal acts should be banned because the animals are sick and unhappy and it's wrong to force them to do acts if they don't want to.


These acts should not be banned. I believe this firmly for a variety of reasons. For each reason, I will devote a single paragraph.

Reason 1: Banning these acts is unethical
Subpoint A: This violates the rights of humans
It is our right as humans to do what we want, as long as it is not directly morally wrong.
Subpoint B: Animal rights aren't being violated
These animals do these acts because they want to or because they have some reason to believe that this will lead to getting what they want. Otherwise, they will not do these acts.

Reason 2: This is completely impossible to implement
For years now, people have tried to get rid of a variety of animal bloodsports. These attempts haven't been entirely noneffective, but they haven't wiped out the real issue. Banning these acts would only put the animals in them directly into these bloodsports or have them continue these acts behind closed doors. Either way, the animals will still be in a bad position.

Reason 3: Banning this doesn't address the root cause.
The root cause is the malice of people. People will still treat their animals maliciously, show or not. Banning these acts will only lead to animal owners who are doing things properly to be shut down. This will lead to only the bad people having the animals.

FInal Conclusion:
Banning these will only lead to more violence towards these animals, while simultaneously harming humans (who are far more important) in such a way that recovery will be difficult.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro argued that circus animals are unhappy, sick and unwilling. Con argued that animals do the acts only because they believe they will get something that they want. Con also argued that banning wouldn't solve the problem. Since it was a 1 round debate, pro couldn't rebut. Con's arguments were more organized as they were in points, and pro had a short but crisp argument. Con argued that practically this wouldn't be properly implemented, while pro stuck to the moral part. Conduct was fair on both sides, neither used sources and spelling and grammar was equal as well.