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mcalpinsoccer
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redcenturion42
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There should not be any cats in this world

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Started: 1/15/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mcalpinsoccer

Pro

Dogs are much better than cats, just like Spanish is much better than French.
redcenturion42

Con

Wow, just wow. You know you didn't even give a legitimate reason for disliking cats(kitties). Why can't you like cats and dogs? I agree, dogs are better than cats but that doesn't mean we shouldn't have any in the world. A cat's brain is more similar to a humans than a dogs is. Cats have been with us throughout most of our history, from egypt to china they've spread around the earth with us. Yes there are 63 million dogs in north america but that doesn't compare to the 73 million cats in north america. Considering that 30% of households in north america have cat's, thats a lot of angry cat owners to dispute with. So really there is no reason to want to get rid of cats.
Debate Round No. 1
mcalpinsoccer

Pro

I understand your concerns. You want a legitimate reason? I'll give you one. Over the past year (in 2013), there has been 283 cat attacks, according to Huffington Post. There has only been 68 dog attacks. As you can see, cats are more dangerous and more risky to be around. My side wants what's best for the safety of the people. The con side wants what people want. But what's more important safety or desire? Let me answer that for you - safety. People are better off safe than sorry.

An article by Huffington Post reads:
Your cat definitely hears you calling her name, and can even recognize your voice against a stranger's, but the truth of the matter is she doesn't care what you want. A recent study published in the Animal Cognition Journal in July discovered that cats can recognize their owner's voice, but that doesn't mean they will respond to them. The researchers observed 20 domesticated cats in their homes for eight months to monitor how the pets recognize and respond to human voices that call out their names. Fifty to 70 percent of the cats acknowledged the sound of the owner's voice by moving their head or perking up their ears. However, only 10 percent actually responded to the call, by meowing or moving their tails.

This is because cats have not evolved to become domesticated enough to obey human's orders, according to a study by researchers at the University of Tokyo. The study suggested that the reason for this is because cats were historically loners who essentially "domesticated themselves."

Meanwhile, when a cat wants your attention, they might try to get it by knocking some stuff off a table. Or maybe they're just doing that for fun and would prefer you let them do it in peace. Either way, typical jerk behavior.

In 1992, at an American Academy of Forensic Sciences conference in New Orleans, a forensic pathologist told a haunting story: He explained that when people who live alone with their pets die unexpectedly, their bodies are sometimes left in the house for several days. Without their owners around to fill their bowls, the pets often go unfed. In cases where these people owned dogs, their pets would usually go several days without resorting to eating the owner's body. However, a cat would only wait a day or two. The phenomenon is called "postmortem predation."

The opposing side does not have any sources, which proves his points are no longer relevant. For this round, I had many arguments from Huffington Post, which are strong points. Cats are dangerous and jerks. For these reasons and more, cats should cease to exist.
redcenturion42

Con

redcenturion42 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
mcalpinsoccer

Pro

mcalpinsoccer forfeited this round.
redcenturion42

Con

redcenturion42 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by darkmac123 3 years ago
darkmac123
i love cats how could you guys
Posted by ThatGuyYouSaw 3 years ago
ThatGuyYouSaw
Cats are evil, their eyes.....
Posted by redcenturion42 3 years ago
redcenturion42
This is a legit debate.
Posted by Soulja_n 3 years ago
Soulja_n
So is this a debate or something that you are just going to talk about Austin Mahone on?
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