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Nulosaur
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Defro
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Zoos Are Ethical

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Defro
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 4/14/2014 Category: Science
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Nulosaur

Pro

I am arguing in favor of zoos being ethical. By accepting, you acknowledge that you are campaigning for the unethical nature of establishments which hold animals in captivity.

Round 1: Acceptance
Round 2: Arguments
Rounds 3-5: Additional arguments/counter-arguments
Defro

Con

I accept.

I will comply with Pro's requested structure, therefore I will not post any arguments this round. However, I certainly have the right to clarify the debate.


-Zoo (noun): A parklike are in which animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibition.


-Pro's resolution "Zoos are Ethical" must account for all zoos.


*I await Pro's opening arguments.

Debate Round No. 1
Nulosaur

Pro

Nulosaur forfeited this round.
Defro

Con

*Voters note that by fofeiting, Pro has not followed his requested structure of debate stated in round 1.


Near my city, there is a zoo called "Tiger Kingdom." The majority of animals in display in this zoo are tigers. Its fees are very expensive and visitors are allowed to go into the cages and interact with the tigers. The more you pay, the older and larger the tigers you can interact with.

-When they are older, they pull out the tigers' claws and drug and sedate them so that they can't harm humans. If they notice a tiger is aggressive despite the drugs, they will either keep it in captivity to breed or sell it to zoos in other countries (mainly China) for a large price.

-They force the tigers to breed with one another so that they can produce baby tigers which visitors pay a lot to see and touch. When the cubs grow older, they are also drugged and sedated.



This is unethical because:

-They are harming the tigers by pulling out their claws and drugging them.
-They force the tigers to reproduce in captivity so that they can have more tigers to profit from.

Debate Round No. 2
Nulosaur

Pro

Nulosaur forfeited this round.
Defro

Con

I extend my arguments.
Debate Round No. 3
Nulosaur

Pro

Nulosaur forfeited this round.
Defro

Con

The debate is over. I cannot allow another extension.
Debate Round No. 4
Nulosaur

Pro

Nulosaur forfeited this round.
Defro

Con

I leave it to the voters.
Debate Round No. 5
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by ESocialBookworm 3 years ago
ESocialBookworm
@Fro, THAT IS SO CRUEL!
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