Duck Shooting Analysis

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Duck season is now approaching, and to anti-shooting advocates like Laurie Levy it is seen as a time to raise awareness of the “cruelty inflicted on waterbirds”. Levy’s article “in the firing line”, didactically confronts readers that the Government should place a ban on recreational shooting in order to introduce nature-based tourism. However, this day to others such as Bill Patterson (In the firing line, FOR article) and the blog writer Horrace from ‘duckvill’ Victoria, who as “frustrated enthusiasts” share similar views, duck shooting is perceived as a sensible “legacy” in which protestors have destroyed by “confusing animal rights with conservation”. Patterson’s indignant remarks suggest that a loss of this program would be a loss to…show more content…
This allows readers to acknowledge the fact that it couldn’t possibly be as corrupt as Levy deems it to be, otherwise it would be expected that there would not be as much support for the game. The picture accompanying the article has a bold heading “A new duck hunting season draws the new salvos from old protagonists” which works by drawing in the reader’s attention and by highlighting Patterson’s point that the Duck shooting as a recreational pastime is still admired by many. Patterson punctuates that the proceeds gained is an economical benefit in which goes towards the protection of the states wetlands and wildlife, appealing to the readers hip-pocket-nerve, which compels the audience to feeling as though they will receive some benefit in their community as a result. This shed’s an optimistic light on the matter, giving readers an insight of the “social, economic and environmental benefits” as a result of the duck season, by casting a further influence of his perception on the…show more content…
Levy focused more on anecdote’s and imagery, however his article was also mostly effective because of the amount of information he left out. Patterson relied mostly on hip-pocket-nerve and statistics in order to get his logical argument across. Horrace’s piece appeared more affective because of his passionate tone and emotive, straight-to-the-point language. His continuous attack on the protesters implied that he was confident in what he was saying and was willing to “actively defend sensible hunting/shooting”. Each article well affected the reader differently in accordance to which techniques where most effective on them and all writers presented valid

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