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Should eating dogs be legal

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Started: 8/27/2011 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Jarrett-Ware

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I am here to argue as to why eating dogs should be legal. I believe that eating dogs should be legal because they are merely another source of food. If we create dog farms just like we do with cattle farms or with other live stock than we can eliminate the cruelty that most people might associate with eating dogs and we can raise certain dogs just for their food. I see no reason what so ever as to why eating dogs should not be legal.
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Before I start, I would like to thank Pro for instigating my first debate on this site.

"They are merely another source of food." Sure, but pretty every living thing on earth could be considered another source of food. Endangered species, primates, and even humans can be cooked and eaten for energy. It is up to our society to decide where to draw the line, and most people [0] believe that dogs and cats should not be eaten.

"If we create dog farms just like we do with cattle farms or with other live stock than we can eliminate
the cruelty that most people might associate with eating dogs and we can raise certain dogs just for their
food." Just because you base a whole farm on slaughtering dogs doesn't make it any less cruel. 37.2% of Americans own dogs as pets, and I can't image those people eating dog meat right in front of their loving companion. [1]

Not eating dog meat isn't just an odd quirk of our society; dog meat has little nutritional value when compared with alternatives such as beef or chicken. For every 100 grams, dog meat has 6g less protein than beef, and 13g less protein than chicken. Dog meat also has 16g more fat than beef and chicken. [2][3][4]

This is my first debate on this site and I would really appreciate any tips/suggestions for improving my skills. Thank you! :)

[0] - http://forum.globaltimes.cn... and http://china.globaltimes.cn...
[1] - http://www.avma.org...
[2] - http://wolf.ok.ac.kr...
[3] - http://nutritiondata.self.com...
[4] - http://nutritiondata.self.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Jarrett-Ware

Pro

Jarrett-Ware forfeited this round.
Sketchy

Con

Since my opponent forfeited this round and he has the burden of proof, I will extend my arguments to Round 2.
Debate Round No. 2
Jarrett-Ware

Pro

Jarrett-Ware forfeited this round.
Sketchy

Con

I am a little disappointed that my opponent forfeited another round because I feel this could have been a very interesting debate. Since Pro failed to respond to my counter-arguments, back up his claims with evidence, or link to any sources, it is clear that I am the winner of this debate. Vote Con!
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by wiploc 3 years ago
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