D a coordinator for the humane society of the united

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d) A coordinator for the Humane Society of the United States New England Regional Office supported the prison sentence, claiming that “the minor penalties associated with misdemeanour convictions are not a sufficient deterrent.” Argument: The minor penalties associated with misdemeanour convictions are not a sufficient deterrent” [Premise] The sentence was justified [Conclusion] Audience: Society generally. Opponents: Those who place other values (like entertainment) above the suffering of animals. e) They were not sufficient, she claimed, because “dog fighting yields such large profits for participants [that dog fighters] merely absorb these fines as part of the cost of doing business.” Argument: Dog fighting yields such large profits for participants [that dog fighters] merely absorb these fines as part of the cost of doing business. [Premise] Minor penalties are not sufficient [Conclusion] Audience: Society and those who might perpetuate such crimes in the future. Opponents: Those who place other values (like entertainment) above the suffering of animals. 2. A discussion of the dog-trainer’s case above might easily evolve in a way that considers many related issues. Given that it is wrong to be cruel to animals, why is it permissible to kill them and eat them? Isn’t killing animals a form of cruelty? Identify the position
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Good Reasoning Matters! A Constructive Approach to Critical Thinking, Fifth Edition © Oxford University Press Canada, 2012 The following argument might be used to address this: Premise: K i l l ing th a t i s p a in l e s s and f r e e o f su f f e r ing i s no t c ru e l . Premise : Animals that are killed for food under government regulations are killed without pain or suffering. Conclusion
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