Should people who abuse animals go to jail?
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Ok so you are saying that animals are like humans. I would like to explain why animals are not like humans.
Unlike animals we as humans have Consciousness this is very vague so I will try to emphasize the important aspects .
Consciousness is that which gives us self-awareness and freedom choice and to some extent we do not simply act on instincts. This self-awareness and freedom of choice make us able to see and understand the world around us better and also our place in the world. Animals on the other hand have a limited view of the world around them unable to understand both their place or their enviroment thus they are inferior.Next laws are made to enforce a conduit which would ensure a a suitable enviroment for human development, punishing people for bad behaviour to animals doesn;t have a basis because animals are not entitled to same rights as humans. Punishing people who are bad to animals is just like punishing the bad gardener.
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Tie. Both had proper conduct throughout the debate. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar throughout. Arguments - Con. While I fully agree with the position of Pro, it was Con who came out on top in this debate. Con was able to build a case around the fact that animals have lower consciousness thus they don't have the same rights and protections as humans. Pro really needed to point out that animals already have rights against people abusing them and then challenge Con to change the status quo which would ahve shifted the burden on Con. Instead, Pro got caught up in animals mental abilities which allowed for Con to remain dominant in this debate. Due to cons ability to rebut everything Pro presented, Pro failed to maintain the BOP and thus loses arguments. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate.
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