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Binghamton Speech & Debate

Proposition: Ee Hsiun Chong (Unaffiliated) vs. Opposition: Paul H. Lim (NEI Education)

Judge: Paul Mabrey (James Madison University)

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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    Paul H. Lim
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    Posted at April 28, 2014 12:08:34PM EST by Ee Hsiun Chong

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    (2014). High Levels of Mercury & Toxins in Dolphin Meat - BlueVoice.org. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from http://www.bluevoice.org/news_dolphinmeat.php


    (2014). Is Japan's Dolphin Slaughter Really for Food? | Karen Dawn. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/karen-dawn/is-japans-dolphin-slaughter-really-for-food_b_4656345.html


    (2014). Opinion: Real Tragedy of Taiji Is Our Inhumanity Toward Animals. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/


    (2014). Taiji - Japan's dolphin slaughter continues - News - The Ecologist. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2255121/taiji_japans_dolphin_slaughter_continues.html

    Posted at April 30, 2014 02:27:33AM EST by Paul H. Lim

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    http://www.epa.gov/mercury/effects.htm

    http://www.bluevoice.org/news_dolphinsincite.php

    http://www.opsociety.org/issues/dolphin-slaughter-in-taiji

    http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/02/02/sorry-dolphins-aren-uniquely-intelligent/woQ8CE0S7XJKYjC6kDQh5J/story.html

    Posted at April 30, 2014 09:43:20AM EST by Ee Hsiun Chong

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    (2014). Opinion: Real Tragedy of Taiji Is Our Inhumanity Toward Animals. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02/140202-dolphins-taiji-japan-whales-marine-animal-altruism-science/


    (2014). SeaWorld Faces Criticism After Video Release Shows Dolphin Hurt, Bleeding At Park. Retrieved 4/23/2014, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/01/seaworld-dolphin-hurt_n_3689746.html


    (2014). Taiji - Japan's dolphin slaughter continues - News - The Ecologist. Retrieved 4/21/2014, from http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_analysis/2255121/taiji_japans_dolphin_slaughter_continues.html


    (2014). World's Saddest Dolphins. Retrieved 4/23/2014, from http://www.saddestdolphins.com/captive/captive.html

    (2014). Blog: Study Confirms Taiji Kills Are Inhumane | Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project. Retrieved 4/30/2014, from http://dolphinproject.org/blog/post/study-confirms-taiji-kills-are-inhumane


    (2014). Mercury risk poses threat to Japanese dolphin hunt - The New York Times. Retrieved 4/30/2014, from http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/20/world/asia/20iht-dolphin.1.10223011.html?_r=0


    (2014). New Japanese method for killing dolphins is inhumane - life - 12 April 2013 - New Scientist. Retrieved 4/30/2014, from http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23380-new-japanese-method-for-killing-dolphins-is-inhumane.html#.U2DwzPmSzsF


    (2014). New Japanese method for killing dolphins is inhumane - life - 12 April 2013 - New Scientist. Retrieved 4/30/2014, from http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn23380-new-japanese-method-for-killing-dolphins-is-inhumane.html#.U2Dt7PmSzsE


    (2014). Vicky Collins: Can Dolphins Commit Suicide? Retrieved 4/30/2014, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/vicky-collins/can-dolphins-commit-suici_b_592856.html



    Posted at May 2, 2014 01:40:55AM EST by Paul H. Lim

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    http://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2014/02/02/sorry-dolphins-aren-uniquely-intelligent/woQ8CE0S7XJKYjC6kDQh5J/story.html

    http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/scientists-dolphin-intelligence-may-be-overrated-a-924614.html

    http://inventors.about.com/cs/inventorsalphabet/a/martin_cooper.htm

    Thank you Judge and Ee Hsiun Chong for your time and a wonderful debate this week :)

    Posted at May 2, 2014 01:13:38PM EST by Ee Hsiun Chong

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    (2014). The Cove Movie: Welcome. Retrieved 5/3/2014, from http://www.thecovemovie.com/


    (2014). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Retrieved 4/25/2014, from http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

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    Submitted at May 4, 2014 07:42:12AM EST by Paul Mabrey

    Category Ee Hsiun Chong Paul H. Lim
    Use of evidence: 4.5 4.2
    Delivery skill: 5 4.9
    Coherence of arguments: 5 4.9
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 4.9
    Identification of key points: 5 4
    Comments: Excellent debate by both sides! I thought each speech improved on the last, my vote changing with each speech. Both sides did excellent work organizing your speech, establishing your argument and refuting the claims of the other side.

    I vote affirmative because the proposition demonstrates that first, dolphins are worthy of being treated humanely and they are currently not in status quo hunting practices. The negative does not end with any compelling reason why we shouldn't treat dolphins this way, in fact arguing a different mechanism to protect them. Second, the affirmative wins that there is no compelling reason to prefer the negative mechanism of an import ban over the U.N. resolution and possible use of economic sanctions. While hypocrisy could be a persuasive argument, not enough time was spent developing this claim. I would recommend abandoning the arguments about humane treatment (by the opposition) and spend more time developing your counter plan net benefit of hypocrisy. Again, outstanding debate by both sides!
    Excellent debate by both sides! I thought each speech improved on the last, my vote changing with each speech. Both sides did excellent work organizing your speech, establishing your argument and refuting the claims of the other side.

    I vote affirmative because the proposition demonstrates that first, dolphins are worthy of being treated humanely and they are currently not in status quo hunting practices. The negative does not end with any compelling reason why we shouldn't treat dolphins this way, in fact arguing a different mechanism to protect them. Second, the affirmative wins that there is no compelling reason to prefer the negative mechanism of an import ban over the U.N. resolution and possible use of economic sanctions. While hypocrisy could be a persuasive argument, not enough time was spent developing this claim. I would recommend abandoning the arguments about humane treatment (by the opposition) and spend more time developing your counter plan net benefit of hypocrisy. Again, outstanding debate by both sides!

    The decision is for the Proposition: Ee Hsiun Chong

    Reason for Decision:

    Excellent debate by both sides! I thought each speech improved on the last, my vote changing with each speech. Both sides did excellent work organizing your speech, establishing your argument and refuting the claims of the other side.

    I vote affirmative because the proposition demonstrates that first, dolphins are worthy of being treated humanely and they are currently not in status quo hunting practices. The negative does not end with any compelling reason why we shouldn't treat dolphins this way, in fact arguing a different mechanism to protect them. Second, the affirmative wins that there is no compelling reason to prefer the negative mechanism of an import ban over the U.N. resolution and possible use of economic sanctions. While hypocrisy could be a persuasive argument, not enough time was spent developing this claim. I would recommend abandoning the arguments about humane treatment (by the opposition) and spend more time developing your counter plan net benefit of hypocrisy. Again, outstanding debate by both sides!


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