Rural Development

Should rural areas maintain their traditional agricultural role? All the Yes points: Maintaining the traditional agricultural role of the countryside is essential. We should not only s… We should work to protect the countryside from unwelcome change. There are many ways in which we ca… There are many problems with rural development schemes. The fact … Read more

Antarctic Exploitation

Should the present ban on exploiting the resources of the Antarctic be maintained? All the Yes points: Antarctica is a pristine and unspoilt continent of great scientific value. In particular, it has a … Antarctica presents an alternative to a world dominated by political disputes, economic exploitatio… There are many reasons why oil and gas … Read more

Overpopulation and Contraception

Is there a global crisis of overpopulation? Is so, is increased use of contraception the solution? All the Yes points: Population is a major problem today – the world population of 6 billion is expected to reach 10.7 bi… Contraception is an easy and direct method of reducing population growth. The popularity and success… Contraception … Read more

Animals in Sports and Entertainment

Should human beings be allowed to use other animals as objects of sport and entertainment? All the Yes points: All forms of sport and entertainment that exploit non-human animals should be banned; animals, like … It is very easy to take up the opposition’s challenge to provide concrete examples of cruelty to ani… Horses and … Read more