Judge: Erin Meehan (Unaffiliated)
Resolution: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan.
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Posted at April 21, 2014 06:20:27PM EST by Richard Chen
Dolphin Slaughter In Taiji. (2010, June 12). In Oceanic Preservation Society. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.opsociety.org/issues/dolphin-slaughter-in-taiji.
Brasor, P. (2014, February 22). Japan takes baby steps toward a proper debate about animal rights. In The Japan Times. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2014/02/22/national/japan-takes-baby-steps-toward-a-proper-debate-about-animal-rights/#.U1VkcPRdUS5.
Japan Campaign. (2013, October 23). In Dolphin Project. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://dolphinproject.org/take-action/frequently-asked-questions.
Dawn, K. (2014, March). Is Japan's Dolphin Slaughter Really for Food?. In The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-dawn/is-japans-dolphin-slaughter-really-for-food_b_4656345.html.
Universal Declaration on Animal Welfare. (2012, September 2). In WSPA International. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.wspa-international.org/wspaswork/udaw/.
Dolphin meat causing dangerous mercury levels in Japanese diners. (2010, May 9). In The Guardian. Retrieved April 21, 2014, from http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/may/09/dolphin-meat-mercury-levels-japan.
Posted at April 24, 2014 12:01:13AM EST by Richard Chen
UN action against whale hunts:
Ahmed, S. (2014, March 31). U.N. court orders Japan to halt whale hunt. In CNN World. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://www.cnn.com/2014/03/31/world/asia/japan-whale-hunt/.
Dolphin hunting is not a cultural tradition:
Palmer, M. (n.d.). TAIJI DOLPHIN DRIVE HUNT IS NOT A TRADITION. In Dolphin Project. Retrieved April 23, 2014, from http://dolphinproject.org/blog/post/taiji-dolphin-drive-hunt-is-not-a-tradition.
Posted at April 24, 2014 09:26:47PM EST by Kyle Nelson
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Posted at April 26, 2014 12:53:45AM EST by Richard Chen
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Submitted at April 26, 2014 10:41:55PM EST by Erin Meehan
|Category||Richard Chen||Kyle Nelson|
|Use of evidence:||3||1.8|
|Coherence of arguments:||3||1.8|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||4.3||1.8|
|Identification of key points:||4.4||1.9|
|Comments:||Richard - while I am not sure I think you have the strongest arguments for the proposition - your case is clearly defined and your delivery extremely articulate and convincing.
I read your cited materials and think there are better ways to piece those materials together at the outset but I trust that you can figure out a better story.
|Kyle - while I accept this is an online forum - were you actually laying on a couch or bed while delivering your rebuttal? These subtleties really affect your believability and desire to be a winner.
In your opening speech - I suggest you make your case first and use your case to not only strengthen the opposition side but also as arguments against your opponents presentation. While you started out with some decent arguments against his premise you didn't tie it all together for me.
Delivery needs some improvement - I just didn't get that you showed up to compete or win this match.
The decision is for the Proposition: Richard Chen
Reason for Decision:
While I do not believe that the proposition has the strongest case, in this match he set the stage and it really did not get refuted succinctly. The downfall really came during the oppositions rebuttal and closing which was weak and left many of the propositions arguments completely untouched. This round was decided at that point.