Analysis Of Dr. Mirko Bagaric 'Hear The Screams'

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Language Analysis In the article “hear the screams” published in the herald Sun on 30th December 2007, the author Dr Mirko Bagaric who is a lawyer and also the author of the book “ how to live: being happy and dealing with moral dilemmas” , contends that all animals should be treated humanely. The Accompanied visual that is attach to the article supports what the author wants to express in his contention because it shows that the Japanese people treat the whales inhumanely, but then compares this image to the image he creates in our minds about how us Australians are no different and how we treat animals. Dr Mirko Bagaric started in a sarcastic tone and gradually changes into a disgusted tone and ends in a pleading tone to emphasise that we should treat all living creatures humanely. The author Dr Mirko Bagaric tells us that as human beings we are cruel and by getting…show more content…
Mr Miroko Bagaric says “Animal Welfare law doesn’t extend to most of the 500 million production animals in Australia. The level of pain experienced by these animals daily would land people in jail if it was inflicted on pet dogs or cats.” By telling us that Welfare law doesn’t extend to most of the 500 million production animals, it tries to create an image in the reader’s about the millions of animals that are cruelly treated and make the audience want change in the animal welfare laws. And by also saying that if the extreme levels of pain that are inflicted on these production animals were to be inflicted to our own pet dog or cat we would be land ourselves in jail, it really makes us the readers feel sad and disappointed that the law only is in affect for certain animals and not the whole lot. These statements therefore make the reader more incline to want change in the animal welfare

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