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EmilyMemmi
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should animals be used for entertainment?

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EmilyMemmi
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Started: 5/12/2015 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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serek3

Con

Animals should not be used for entertainment.I think it is sick that people hit,smake and beat animals for entertainment.Those poor animals may be saved if they where hurt,but they feel more pain with us than in the wild.
EmilyMemmi

Pro

No, animals should not be abused, but they can and should be used for entertainment! There is a difference-
Entertainmet- "the action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment." (1)
Abuse- "treat (a person or an animal) with cruelty or violence, especially regularly or repeatedly." (2)

Why can't animals be used for entertainment? Animals are in many movies or TV shows for entertainment, and are not abused at all! Or, if someone is entertained by throwing sticks for thier dog, why shouldn't that be allowed?

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Debate Round No. 1
serek3

Con

serek3 forfeited this round.
EmilyMemmi

Pro

Iextend my arguments, seeing as Con has forfeited.
Debate Round No. 2
serek3

Con

serek3 forfeited this round.
EmilyMemmi

Pro

Vote Pro, as Con has forfeited! :)
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Episteme 2 years ago
Episteme
I agree with both of you, Peatawn and That1user. If we were to observe animals in the wild and it amused and entertained us, that doesn't mean we're abusing them. Should we not have shows like 'Too Cute' or documentaries like David Attenborough's 'Planet Earth' series?

Zoos, these days, are used for the conservation of animal species that might not otherwise survive in the wild. It's nice for those of us who don't live in such exotic locations to see these animals and to learn about the difficulties they go through to stay alive. It means that we can show our support for the continuation of these animals. Just because zoos can be entertaining, it doesn't mean that they are abusive towards animals, either.
Posted by Peatawn 2 years ago
Peatawn
Agreed with That1User. Also, entertainment is a very large field. Like in movies for example, most animals are not mistreated at all.
Posted by That1User 2 years ago
That1User
Just because animals are used for entainment does not necessarily mean that they are being abused.
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
lannan13
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