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# The number of stray dogs picked up in Ford City last year by

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26 Nov 2017, 21:06

The actual argument is "the crackdown on puppy farms caused the lower number of stray dogs picked up by dog catchers." This is causal in nature and in order to weaken the argument you need to show the causation is flawed - which means that it is not only the crackdown of puppy farms that caused lower number of stray dogs to be picked by dog catchers.

Choice (E) Ford City already had tough laws to punish operators of "puppy farms" long before the most recent year.
This is the only one that does not follow the causal chain. Even if there were tougher laws to punish the operators of "puppy farms", there is no necessity that this law has been enforced and that the crackdown was responsible.

Choice (A) Agange City, located right next to Ford City, also experienced a fifty percent decline in the number of stray dogs caught on its streets by its dog catchers, but did not engage in a crackdown on puppy farms in that city.
This choice does not say exactly what else was responsible for the decline, but it does indicate that the crackdown was not a factor - if Agange City saw the same decline in stray dogs caught, but did not crack down on puppy farms then there must be some other factor that is affecting the number of stray dogs caught. We do not know about the other factor and this could be more of an irrelevant or Out of Scope answer choice.

I hope this clarifies.
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29 Sep 2018, 06:23
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29 Sep 2018, 08:04
Harshgmat,

taken care of! Thanks for the help!

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