Judge: Robert Glass (Mamaroneck High 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 22, 2014 01:22:30AM EST by Javion Skinner
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Posted at April 23, 2014 02:17:20AM EST by Lily Saker
THE DRIVE-HUNTING SLAUGHTER OF DOLPHINS IN TAIJI AND OTHER DEATH BAYS IS REQUIRED TO SUSTAIN A SUPPLY THERAPY DOLPHINS SEVEN ARE SLAUGHTERED FOR EVERY ONE SOLD INTO THERAPY SLAVERY.
[Hal Herzog, author of anthrozoologist and author of Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals,in Dolphin Therapy is a Scam, Earth In Translation, October 11 2011, url: http://www.earthintransition.org/2011/10/dolphin-therapy-is-a-scam/ ]
Dolphin therapy raises ethical issues makes it to a cetacean Guantanamo where they will spend the rest of their lives swimming circles in a concrete pool.
AND DOLPHIN-ASSISTED THERAPY OR D-A-T IS NOTHING MORE THAN THE APPROPRIATION AND ENSLAVEMENT OF THE DOLPHIN. EMORY UNIVERSITY NEUROSCIENTIST AND DOLPHIN EXPERT DR. LORI MARINO EXPLAINS IN 13 THAT:
[Dr. Lori Marino, Emory University neuroscientist and dolphin expert, in Interview with journalist David Kirby, Dolphin Therapy Summed Up in Two Words: Big Scam, TakePart July 5 2013, url: http://www.takepart.com/article/2013/07/05/dolphin-assisted-therapy-autism-lori-marino-interview ]
As many as 18 U.S. facilities offer some kind of "dolphin encounter" program, including DAT. The number of bottlenose dolphins currently living in captive facilities around the world is in the hundreds, with many thousands having perished in captivity. Dolphins lead stressful and unhealthy lives in captivity, including those that are captive-born. They lose their autonomy and any semblance of a normal social life in captivityThis often creates frustration and hyper-aggression. Captivity harms dolphins.
THIS DOMINANT APPROPRATION OF DOLPHINS GROUNDED IN CAPTURE AND SLAUGHTER ACTS FOR THE HEALING OF HUMANS RESULTS IN OBJECTIFICATION OF DOLPHINS AND OTHER NONHUMANS AND THE INABILITY TO IMPOSE MORAL CONSTRAINTS ON THE DOMINANT GROUP. THE IMPLICATION OF THIS IMPOSITION OF A MASTER SPECIES IS DOMINATION AND OPPRESSION BY ELITES.
(Mlanie works at Monash University, Human Centrism, Animist Materialism, and the Critique of Rationalism in Val. Plumwoods Critical Ecological Feminism, Emergent Australasian Philosophers, 2010, Issue 3, http://www.eap.philosophy-australia.com/issue_3/EAP3_AHKIN_Human_Centrism.pdf)
dominant western ethical systems unjustifiably treat humans as uniquely morally significantthus creating a master perspective which subordinates and is alienated from both the feminine and nature, marrying the concept of reason with power and domination.
AND THIS CAN LEAD TO EXTINCTION
[Penelope Smith, Animal Talk, Anthropocentrism, 2002, Accessed July 2, 2005, retrieved online at http://animalliberty.com/animalliberty/articles/penelope/pene-2.html ]
The anthropocentric view toward animals echoes the way in which many humans have discriminated against other humans because they were of different cultures, races, religions and sexescausing the disintegration of health and harmony for all including human life.
The Alternative is to reject the Affirmative advocacy and embrace oikeiosis, the doctrine of belonging, and biocentrically recognizing that human beings are part of a shared community of life allows us to establish harmony with nature while also preserving human individualism and dignity.
Steiner 05. (Gary, John Howard Harris Professor of Philosophy at Bucknell University, Anthropocentrism and Its Discontents: The Moral Status of Animals in the History of Western Philosophy, http://books.google.com/books?id=RJ7GP8dcmLQC&pg=PA212&lpg=PA212&dq=anthropocentrism+poverty&source= bl&ots=gynWaPQxR5&sig=eTFYqqtZ5_BbNh62mWplFyR0Vl8&hl=en&ei=biFhSvLpFNCTlAft1OWeDw&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1)
the doctrine of belonging (oikeiosis) could be reconceived so as to continue a sphere of kinship among all beings that struggle for life and well being, not simply among all beings that are rational and linguistic in the specifically human sense, that all organisms are teleological centers of life in the sense that each is a unique individual pursuing its own good in its own way and that humans are not inherently superior to other living things.
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Submitted at April 24, 2014 04:01:42PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz
The decision is for the Opposition: Lily Saker
Reason for Decision:
The proposition failed to post their rebuttal speech on time, resulting in a forfeit.