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blakem
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lannan13
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Should people abuse animals

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lannan13
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 2/2/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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blakem

Con

You should not abuse such little harmless animals.
lannan13

Pro

I accept this debate.

My opponent shall argue first.
Debate Round No. 1
blakem

Con

blakem forfeited this round.
lannan13

Pro

A great deal of animal abuse is that of killing animals for food, so I'll be showing that factory famrs are good and hence under the resolution I'll be proving that abusing animals by fattening them for food and them killing them so we have some dellicious food is a good thing will then have proved the debate and the resolution swing towards my favor.
Contention 1: Factory Farms= Cheeper and more affordable prices.

The method of factory farming is extremely cheep and more effective than traditionial farming/cageless farming. Take for instance the egg industry. If the egg industry were to switch back to traditionial methods the cost of eggs would increase by a whopping total of 40%! (http://smallfarms.cornell.edu...)


"According to the Worldwatch Institute, 74 percent of the world's poultry, 43 percent of beef, and 68 percent of eggs are produced this way." (http://en.wikipedia.org...)


You can see from the above statement that a majority of our products are produced at factory farms and this shows how much of a price increase that it would cause from closing down Factory Farms.


It will also take up a total of 580,000 additionial acres for farmers which takes away from their other livestock driving up prices all across the board. People who grow such foods usually place the "Organic label on the food, but those who buy such food are found to pay 20% more then food made by factory farms. Dary products would also suffer a 30% increase under the closing of factory farms. (http://eartheasy.com...) The switch is also expected to increase from the average of $6,372 to $8,232 per year. It does not seem like much, but that is a 30% increase for the average family in America. (http://www.creditloan.com...) The last large jump in dary was in 2011 when the price of milk jumped 30% from $3.30 per gallon to $4.40.


There were experts perdicting that the world would face certain doom and starvation in the 1900s as the world population was growing largely, but due to factory farming and Green Technology the food production has been able to keep pace with the world population. It is said that if it weren't for this technology that we would only have 1/27th of the world's current population. Between 1961-1985, the world's ceral prodcution has more than doubled. (http://en.wikipedia.org...)


Contention 2: Economic Benefits

Factory farms have many economic benefits, for example, each year they provide the US with a total of 700,000 jobs. (http://www.foodispower.org...) These jobs are mainly helping people in the rual comminity. Since the factory farms are very reliant on machinery this has caused the increase in other jobs in producing the machinerery of such equipment. (http://en.wikipedia.org...)


In 2005, factory farming accounted for 40% of the Global meat production. Meaning that alone, the factory farming had helped support and feed over 2.8 billion people. (http://en.wikipedia.org...)
A spokesperson for the National Chicken Council explained in “Food, Inc.”: “The chicken industry has really set a model for the integration of production and processing and marketing their products that other industries are now following because they see that we have achieved tremendous economies. In a way, we are not producing chickens, we are producing food. It’s all highly mechanized, so all the birds coming off those farms have to be almost exactly the same size. What the system of intensive production accomplishes is to produce a lot of food, in a small amount of land, at a very affordable price.” (http://realtruth.org...)
Debate Round No. 2
blakem

Con

blakem forfeited this round.
lannan13

Pro

All points extended.
Debate Round No. 3
blakem

Con

blakem forfeited this round.
lannan13

Pro

All points extended.
Debate Round No. 4
blakem

Con

blakem forfeited this round.
lannan13

Pro

All points extended. Please vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by Jupiter1 2 years ago
Jupiter1
Well, to the contender I say good luck! blakem, you need to be more specific about what you describe as 'little harmless animals'. Your title is an opinion, not a debate.
Posted by 400spartans 2 years ago
400spartans
1. What is your definition of "abuse"?
Posted by Nicoszon_the_Great 2 years ago
Nicoszon_the_Great
your choice of terms is peculiar, "Little harmless animals", as though there are no large powerful beasts.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro convinced me that people should have the ability to factory farm animals, which does fall under this resolution, thus he gets arguments points. He used sources, so he gets sources points. He had excellent conduct (not forfeiting), so he gets conduct points.
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Reasons for voting decision: FF