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Should a total ban be put on traping wild animals?

Arguments:

       1.Yes.Trappers are making a lot of money

       2.No.Bans on hunting and trapping are not effective

A) Only 1 is trueB) Only 2 is true
C) either 1 or 2 is trueD) neither 1 or 2 is true
Answer:   D) neither 1 or 2 is true

Explanation:

Bna is necessary to protect our natural envoirnment .So none of the argument is strong enough

Subject: Statement - Arguments - Verbal Reasoning - Logical Deduction
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Arguments : 

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