Instigator / Pro
8
1486
rating
1
debates
0.0%
won
Topic

Animals should have basic rights.

Status
Finished

All stages have been completed. The voting points distribution and the result are presented below.

Arguments points
0
6
Sources points
4
4
Spelling and grammar points
2
2
Conduct points
2
2

With 2 votes and 6 points ahead, the winner is ...

gugigor
Parameters
More details
Publication date
Last update date
Category
Philosophy
Time for argument
Two days
Voting system
Open voting
Voting period
One month
Point system
Four points
Rating mode
Rated
Characters per argument
10,000
Contender / Con
14
1460
rating
32
debates
34.38%
won
Description
~ 231 / 5,000

Animals are part of our society if they are pets or farmed animals, they contribute to it (although against their own will) therefor they should have basic rights, as anyone who contributes to society is given (or should be given).

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

Pro failed to argue what this would look like or even why, he merely asserted circularly it should be so because it should. Whereas con leveraged such things as the meat industry to imply lost benefits for people if animals had proper rights, which is a harm without any shown benefit to counter it.

Added:
Criterion
Pro
Tie
Con
Points
Better arguments
3 point(s)
Better sources
2 point(s)
Better spelling and grammar
1 point(s)
Better conduct
1 point(s)
Reason:

Arguments to Con for a couple of reasons. First, Pro did not answer the question about animals attacking each other which is a legitimate concern when considering their rights, because humans cannot do anything about it. The second reason is that Pro conceded the argument of owners feeding their livestock bad food, which would be unregulatable do to the mass size. The third and final reason is that Pro conceded that the food industry created because of livestock would inherently result in their death which is fundamentally a violation of basic rights.

Sources is tied because neither side used any sources.

S/G is tied because neither side had any glaring errors that diverted from their arguments

Conduct is tied because both sides were respectful to each other and neither side forfeited in any way.