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Proposition: Ee Hsiun Chong (Unaffiliated) vs. Opposition: Lily Worst (Wood River High School)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

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

  • Ee Hsiun Chong
    Ee Hsiun Chong

    Lily Worst
    Lily Worst
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    Posted at April 21, 2014 11:51:02AM EST by Ee Hsiun Chong



    (2014). High Levels of Mercury & Toxins in Dolphin Meat - Retrieved 4/21/2014, from

    (2014). Is Japan's Dolphin Slaughter Really for Food? | Karen Dawn. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from

    (2014). Opinion: Real Tragedy of Taiji Is Our Inhumanity Toward Animals. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from

    (2014). Taiji - Japan's dolphin slaughter continues - News - The Ecologist. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from

    Posted at April 22, 2014 02:21:43PM EST by Lily Worst





    Posted at April 23, 2014 11:48:16AM EST by Ee Hsiun Chong



    (2014). A/RES/46/215. Large-scale pelagic drift-net fishing and its impact on the living marine resources of the world's oceans and seas. Retrieved 4/23/2014, from

    (2014). Former Dolphin Trainer Speaks Out on the Horrors of Captivity | Candace Calloway Whiting. Retrieved 4/23/2014, from

    (2014). Opinion: Real Tragedy of Taiji Is Our Inhumanity Toward Animals. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from

    (2014). Plight of the captive dolphins. Retrieved 4/23/2014, from

    (2014). SeaWorld Faces Criticism After Video Release Shows Dolphin Hurt, Bleeding At Park. Retrieved 4/23/2014, from

    (2014). Taiji - Japan's dolphin slaughter continues - News - The Ecologist. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from

    (2014). World's Saddest Dolphins. Retrieved 4/23/2014, from

    Posted at April 24, 2014 03:21:59PM EST by Lily Worst



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    Posted at April 25, 2014 11:51:56AM EST by Ee Hsiun Chong



    (2014). BBC News - Japan accepts court ban on Antarctic whaling. Retrieved 4/25/2014, from

    (2014). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Retrieved 4/25/2014, from


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 28, 2014 01:54:51AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Ee Hsiun Chong Lily Worst
    Use of evidence: 5 3.5
    Delivery skill: 4.3 4
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 4.1
    Responsiveness to opponent: 4 3.5
    Identification of key points: 4.5 3.9
    Comments: I like your argument that the drafting of the resolution is important and the use of sanctions as teeth to the resolution.

    Good job on saying that the other proposals can be done at the same time as your plan. Great continual use of evidence and arguing for the effectiveness of the UN.

    The moral obligation argument that you use to weigh against everything the opp says is a good strategic choice. I also like that you go in-depth into warrant out the couple of arguments you go for.
    Speech is a little too defensive for my taste. You need to impact out why Japan pull out of UN would be bad. What does their membership/money go to that outweigh? Just pointing out other focuses are better isn't enough to show that this action is bad (a perm would solve the CP to your net proposal).

    Good job at kicking out of arguments. However, I think still a defensive speech since your resource trade-off argument either needs evidence or a lot more warrants to prove it. You also need to more clearly answer the drafting of the resolution good argument and have more evidence to go against his UN effective arguments. Impact out tradition over prop's impacts.

    Your final speech would be better if you spent more time on fewer arguments since I could see myself voting on any of your pieces of offense. However, none are developed as well as I think they should be given the more simplistic but in-depth approach of the prop.

    The decision is for the Proposition: Ee Hsiun Chong

    Reason for Decision:

    Good debate on both sides. I ultimately vote for the proposition since at the point both sides seems to recognize dolphins should be prioritized (opp doesn't say Japanese cultural rights are more important than dolphins) I think the proposition does a better job at creating a moral obligation to outlaw and decry the practice. The prop does a good job at answering how dolphin capture to connect people with dolphins continues to enable people to view dolphins as below humans, resulting in the impacts. The prop should either argue cultural rights come first or cut that argument and spend more time explaining the turns for how the prop undermines dolphins in the long-run. I think both debaters would benefit from getting more into a debate over utilitarianism vs deontology.

    Again, good job by both!


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    Hi Joe and Lily

    Thank you for the debate! I really appreciated the arguments and the feedback given! Hope that everyone is doing well so far!

    - Ee Hsiun Chong on May 1, 2014 at 06:58AM EST
    I would like to thank you for an excellent round and for judging and wish you both luck in the rest of the tournament. - Lily Worst on April 28, 2014 at 10:12AM EST

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