That greyhound racing should be made illegal
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There is no doubt in my mind that greyhound racing is cruel and should be abolished and I am here to convince you too. I define the topic as the competitive racing of the dog breed; greyhounds, should be completely abolished as a sport. I will be arguing the social side of the split in this round. In the middle ages greyhounds were observed as the dogs of nobility, since then we have only managed to undermine the originally nobilic, sleek, exquisite dogs and forced them into "racing for their lives." They have gone from the top of the heirarchy of dogs to the rock bottom, forced to wear muzzles in public and only seen as those dogs you see on the TV, racing. They are identified as the racing dogs and have to other meaning. If these dogs were freed of their undermining title they might finally be seen as something else; the lazy and sweet family pet that they are. THESE DOGS ARE NOT MEANT FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES AND ARE LIVING CREATURES TOO.
Today the American greyhound association proudly sponsors these races. Having these races will bring many jobs to people without jobs.
Olivetree24 forfeited this round.
Yes, recently greyhound racing numbers have slightly decreased over time but how can we still deny the extremely prominent exsistence of the mass killing of greyhounds; over 20,000 anually. Because of the massive demand for more puppies over 25,000 are born annually, of these 1000's only 1/2 will make it to the training age. During this stage 1000's of greyhounds will be killed because they refuse to chase, aren't fast enough or because they injured themselves. The remaining few greyhounds will continue on to racecompetitively for several years usually stopped by the age of 4. But greyhounds have an average lifespan of 12 years and only 500 greyhounds get rescued by greyhound resuce groups leaving the remaining greyhounds. Because of the greyhound racing industry keeping it all hush hush the public doesn't often know about the mass killings and torturing of these animals that happens annually and they need to know.
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Vote Placed by MrVan 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro loses conduct for forfeiting the third round, but otherwise did a pretty good job for his/her first debate. Both Pro and Con provided valid arguments, though I was more emotionally swayed by Pro.
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