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Tiger hunting Post Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:00 pm
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    Unless tiger hunting decreases, tigers will soon be extinct in the wild.The countries in which the tigers' habitats are located are currently debating joint legislation that would ban tiger hunting.Thus, if these countries can successfully enforce this legislation, the survival of tigers in the wild will be ensured.

    The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument

    A. assumes without sufficient warrant that a ban on tiger hunting could be successfully enforced
    B. considers the effects of hunting on tigers without also considering the effects of hunting on other endangered animal species

    C. fails to take into account how often tiger hunters are unsuccessful in their attempts to kill tigers

    D. neglects to consider the results of governmental attempts in the past to limit tiger hunting

    E. takes the removal of an impediment to the tigers' survival as a guarantee of their survival

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    Post Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:10 pm
    IMO E

    Argument says if legislation is enforced, survival will be ensured. And we are asked to find the flaw in the reasoning.

    Extinction could be caused by many factors and one of them is hunting. E correctly identifies the flaw: takes the removal of an impediment to the tigers' survival as a guarantee of their survival.

    Just adding:
    Now, how do we make this argument better?

    It would have been better if it said "if these countries can successfully enforce this legislation, the chances of survival of tigers will improve.

    HTH

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    Post Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:10 pm
    tarina wrote:
    Unless tiger hunting decreases, tigers will soon be extinct in the wild.The countries in which the tigers' habitats are located are currently debating joint legislation that would ban tiger hunting.Thus, if these countries can successfully enforce this legislation, the survival of tigers in the wild will be ensured.

    The reasoning in the argument is most vulnerable to criticism on the grounds that the argument

    A. assumes without sufficient warrant that a ban on tiger hunting could be successfully enforced
    B. considers the effects of hunting on tigers without also considering the effects of hunting on other endangered animal species

    C. fails to take into account how often tiger hunters are unsuccessful in their attempts to kill tigers

    D. neglects to consider the results of governmental attempts in the past to limit tiger hunting

    E. takes the removal of an impediment to the tigers' survival as a guarantee of their survival
    IMO A

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    Post Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:26 pm
    iamseer wrote:
    IMO E

    Just adding:
    Now, how do we make this argument better?

    It would have been better if it said "if these countries can successfully enforce this legislation, the chances of survival of tigers will improve.

    HTH
    OA E

    But as you just added, the successful enforcement can improve the chance. So what about option A?

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    Post Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:37 pm
    tarina wrote:
    iamseer wrote:
    IMO E

    Just adding:
    Now, how do we make this argument better?

    It would have been better if it said "if these countries can successfully enforce this legislation, the chances of survival of tigers will improve.

    HTH
    OA E

    But as you just added, the successful enforcement can improve the chance. So what about option A?
    The argument is "If these countries can successfully enforce this legislation,...."

    "If X happens Y will happen for sure" In this argument, no one is assuming that X could be successfully made to occur. So, that is not a flaw.
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    Post Fri Apr 30, 2010 11:44 pm
    Thanks iamseer

    It's quite helpful!

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    Can someone please explain why A is wrong ?

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    Post Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:50 pm
    jainrahul1985 wrote:
    Can someone please explain why A is wrong ?
    Option A tries to question the enforcement of the proposed legislation whereas its already given in the argument that 'countries can successfully enforce this legislation'.

    Thus not A.

    Hope it helps.

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    Post Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:56 pm
    jainrahul1985 wrote:
    Can someone please explain why A is wrong ?
    The author is very careful in NOT assuming that a ban will be successful because he concludes "IF these countries can successfully enforce this legislation..."

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    Post Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:13 am
    Wow... weird options but they are not tough

    Opinion: Hunting is not the only reason for the decrease in its number.
    Tigers are having low birht rate and no illness
    Forest area is decreasing.
    Legislation to pass the rule will take long time.

    A) Argument has no proof that there will be failure in enforcing the legislation.
    B) Out of scope
    C) huneters success rate is out of scope
    D) past efforts are not in consideration
    E) Present means of survival is sufficient for their long term survival and considers that hunting is the only impedement.

    I agree with OA E

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    Post Mon May 20, 2013 5:04 am
    hi, instrutors.

    i wonder that, in the background "Unless tiger hunting decreases, tigers will soon be extinct in the wild". the author has already connected the survival of tiger with the hunting. so if the hunting is decreased ,then the tiger will not soon extinct. But doesn't that conflict with the OA E?

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