Judge: Jim Freeman (The New School)
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 10:52:05PM EST by Ian Kim
Johnston, E. (2009). Mercury danger in dolphin meat. The Japan Times. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from: http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2009/09/23/national/mercury-danger-in-dolphin-meat/#.U1XNN-ZdVq1
Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan. (n.d.). Minamata Disease The History and Measures. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from: http://www.env.go.jp/en/chemi/hs/minamata2002/ch2.html
Psihoyos, L., Stevens, F. (2009). The cove. Roadside Attractions. Retrieved April 20, 2012 from: http://www.filmsforaction.org/watch/the_cove_2009/
Hall, M. (2012). Sakana Film Productions. Sushi: The Global Catch.
Posted at April 22, 2014 09:04:17AM EST by amelia poulin
Said 3 [Edward, University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University]. Preface. Orientalism. <http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/650/op11.htm>
Bleiker 97 [Roland, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Queensland, Alternatives, Forget IR Theory, pg. 60]
a. http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/20/world/asia/20iht-dolphin.1.10223011.html. Still, the meat is hardly a vital food source: only a minority of Japanese eat whale, and dolphin is even less common, consumed in a handful of rural areas and regional cities like Osaka.
Dolphin hunt began in 1969: http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/japanese-exdolphin-hunters-says-taiji-cove-slaughter-is-not-centuriesold-tradition-9202072.html
Posted at April 24, 2014 01:06:18AM EST by Ian Kim
Wagner, S. (2010). Keystone Species. The Nature Education. Retrieved April 22, 2014 from: http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/keystone-species-15786127
The Cove. Dir. Louie Psihoyos. Perf. Ric O'Barry. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions, 2009. Online.
Posted at April 24, 2014 09:11:07PM EST by amelia poulin
Posted at April 25, 2014 11:12:55PM EST by Ian Kim
Waston, P. (n.d.) The Politics of Extinction Remain a parasite OR become an Earth Warrior. Retrieved April 25, from: http://www.eco-action.org/dt/beerswil.html
This match has been completed. Show the Decision.
Submitted at April 26, 2014 05:20:15PM EST by Jim Freeman
|Category||Ian Kim||amelia poulin|
|Use of evidence:||4||3|
|Coherence of arguments:||4||4.9|
|Responsiveness to opponent:||2.1||4.5|
|Identification of key points:||3.9||4.2|
|Comments:||speed is not an issue for me||could do a better job of presenting evidence|
The decision is for the Opposition: amelia poulin
Reason for Decision:
Aff concedes discourse shapes reality
No Uniqueness to Biod
No terminal mpx
Neg wins imperialism causes more harm to biodiversity than hunting.
Better mpx analysis