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Coolkid87
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Jonbonbon
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Should puppy mills be closed?

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Jonbonbon
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/28/2014 Category: Places-Travel
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (2)
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Coolkid87

Pro

I think that puppy mills should be closed because they are places where dogs are bred and born in filthy conditions. dogs can catch many things such as kennel cough and epilepsy from puppy mills. Dogs can die from puppy mills. That is why I think they should be closed. What about you?
Jonbonbon

Con

Interesting topic. I'm just going to provide a brief analysis as to why this is not the best option.

We can agree that puppy mills provide jobs. Probably not a very significant number of jobs, but they provide jobs either way. If we can preserve jobs we should. That is beneficial to the American people.

My opponent has taken an extreme position. When a system is broken, that does not mean that we should discard the system, especially since it would make a specific part of the private sector illegal where it could just be repaired. What really needs to happen is that the government puts tighter regulations on puppy mills.

Since the problem is fixable, and it provides jobs, shutting down the puppy mills is not the preferable reform. Thank you.
Debate Round No. 1
Coolkid87

Pro

Coolkid87 forfeited this round.
Jonbonbon

Con

Extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 2
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Maemel 2 years ago
Maemel
Puppy mills are inhuman and are more bad than good. Mills produce sick and malnourished puppies from overwork mothers kept in disgusting conditions. Puppie mills also take jobs away from home breeders who care for and love their dogs.
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro provided no contest to con's points about the job market, and dropped out.
Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. Pro forfeited Round 2 and that is never acceptable conduct in a debate, because of this - Pro loses conduct points. S & G - Tie. Neither committed any spelling or grammatical errors. Arguments - Con. Con successfully provided two arguments that convinced me that shutting down these mills is not the most reasonable solution nor the best. Pro failed to rebut any of these points as well, which cost him the argument greatly. Ultimately though, it was Con's example of how adding stricter regulations would be a more preferable solution that solidified her win for me. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate. My advice for Pro would be to never forfeit. You could have expanded on the increased risk for disease as Con never touched that point. As usual, good job Con!
Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: I really think that 'it provides jobs' is a shoddy reason to justify an obviously awful operation. But Pro never refuted Con's counter-argument, so no one gets argument points. Conduct to Con for Pro's round forfeit.
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Reasons for voting decision: Forfeit