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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

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



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    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



    1. (I referred to article 2 of the Law Concerning the Protection and Control of Animals)

    2. Japanese typhoon delayed dolphin hunt; caused decrease in number of dolphins hunted, not the activists

    3. International law regarding dolphins

    4. 20 thousand dolphins die per year

    5. Dolphins threatened with 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



    1. (Extinction is bad)

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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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