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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Omid Abaei (DeBakey ) vs. Opposition: Shaquan Nelson (North Star Academy)

Judge: Mark A. Hernandez Sr. (Unaffiliated)

Resolution: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan.

  • Omid Abaei
    Omid Abaei
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    Shaquan Nelson
    Shaquan Nelson
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    Posted at April 21, 2014 11:39:56PM EST by Omid Abaei

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    (2014) 1.http://metro.co.uk/2014/01/22/hundreds-of-dolphins-slaughtered-in-japans-notorious-taiji-cove-4273098/

    (2013)
    2.http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10888705.2013.768925#.U1W_c_ldWBQ

    3.http://education.seattlepi.com/dolphins-ecological-importance-5511.html

    (2014)
    4.http://voiceofrussia.com/news/2014_04_05/Japan-cancels-whaling-hunt-in-Antarctic-first-time-for-25-years-9932/

    (2014)
    5.http://www.bluevoice.org/news_dolphinmeat.php

    6.http://www.opsociety.org/issues/dolphin-slaughter-in-taiji

    (2012)
    7.http://www.bbc.com/news/world-17116882

    Posted at April 23, 2014 12:31:44AM EST by Shaquan Nelson

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    Posted at April 24, 2014 01:50:04AM EST by Omid Abaei

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    1. (I referred to article 2 of the Law Concerning the Protection and Control of Animals)
    http://www.med.nagasaki-u.ac.jp/lac/law&standard.html#law

    2. Japanese typhoon delayed dolphin hunt; caused decrease in number of dolphins hunted, not the activists
    http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2011/09/02/national/typhoon-delays-taiji-dolphin-hunt/#.U1iHkPldWXQ

    3. International law regarding dolphins
    http://www.iattc.org/IDCPENG.htm

    4. 20 thousand dolphins die per year
    http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2255121/taiji_japans_dolphin_slaughter_continues.html

    5. Dolphins threatened with extinction
    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/oct/31/japan-hunts-dolphins-whales-extinction

    Posted at April 24, 2014 09:42:04PM EST by Shaquan Nelson

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    Posted at April 26, 2014 02:12:56AM EST by Omid Abaei

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    1. (Extinction is bad)
    http://endangeredspecies.about.com/od/extinctionpastandpresent/a/Why-Does-It-Matter-If-Species-Go-Extinct.htm

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    Submitted at April 27, 2014 08:45:25PM EST by Mark A. Hernandez Sr.

    Category Omid Abaei Shaquan Nelson
    Use of evidence: 5.5 5.5
    Delivery skill: 5 4.9
    Coherence of arguments: 5.5 5.6
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5.5 5.5
    Identification of key points: 5.5 5.5
    Comments: -Love the ethical obligation argument
    -Need evidence indication UN solvency
    -Need evidence stating dolphins in question will be eaten for your first advantage.
    -Legal rights don't equal ethnical justification
    -Just because there is no law being broken, doesn't make me vote neg. You need offense
    -Love the way you double up on all points
    -Interesting points on animal equality and humans not regulating other animals. Like it.
    -Great point thats its Japans responsibility to solve.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Shaquan Nelson

    Reason for Decision:

    Although I buy ethically the killing of dolphins is bad, I must vote neg on political realism. the UN shouldn't be the actor here. Japan should. Even though I believe that if extinction occurs, its a problem for more then just Japan. Unless the aff can prove that will in fact occur, or influence the world greatly, the UN is not the correct actor.


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