Lee also presents the build-up of danger through the actions of Calpurnia as she ‘block(s)’ Jem and Scout from harm. The use of this heavy and protective action emphasizes the fear of this dog suggesting that even looking at this dog was enough to cause harm. Lee presents a sense of danger through the monosyllabic, interrupted conversation between Atticus and Mr Tate such as ‘this is a one-shot job’, suggesting that the conversation between them is quick, building up the tension. The constant interruptions between the two men also emphasize that they don’t have enough time to even let each other finish due to the danger that is fast approaching them. Lee presents a sense of danger through the use of a simile: ‘he moved like an underwater swimmer’.
BSL was made to try to regulate specific breeds of dogs. Usually, BSL targets breeds that are thought of as dangerous breeds. Proponents of BSL claim that BSL is a great way to reduce the threatening pit bull breed (www.animallaw.info, 2007). People who support BSL usually have imagined pit bulls as vicious dogs bred just to fight. BSL is slowly being seen as ineffective laws because leaders of communities are being educated more about pit bulls.
The Growling, howling, and snarling sounds that haunted my dreams as a child are still the sounds I think of when the conversation turns to wolves. The growling, howling, and snarling I’m referring to isn’t coming from wolves but the people fighting for and against the repopulation of the species. So what’s the truth about wolf reintroduction? Why is there such a heated debate? One side of the argument states they were hunted to the brink of extinction for a reason, the other side praising this majestic animal for its ability to live and thrive in the face of such adversity.
The phrase; “bred to kill” and “aggressive killer” are thrown around without hesitation from those that are not familiar with the breed. In the Pit Bull debate, the word "vicious" functions to vindicate the breed and cause a lot of negative reactions from the press and the general public, this aggression is nurtured and not innate. The fact that they are publicly ousted as a particularly fearsome breed doesn’t allow people to form their own opinions and forces them to feel afraid of them. Fear is a feeling of apprehension and a response that is both physiological and psychological, to the perception of danger or harm (Petersen 1996). When we hear of horror stories in the media our minds are made up for us without having an informed argument from both sides of the Pit Bull debate.
They only assume defensive positions to protect themselves in cas eany attack is brought upon them. The students of UACJ also act in a defensice position, but the feeling that is communicated is that they are trying to defend themselves from sevral sides. One can interpret this as the Cd. Juarez people having to deal with a battle raging on between drug cartels, police and military , with a possible U.S. intervention. The attiude felt from these participants is one of carfully trying to protect themselves from every possible attack that they know can come from anywhere.
The author is relating dog fighting to immaturity because something he may have heard that triggered that thought. He is judging Michael Vick off of this one incident. (Brandon B.) The author also goes on to express his beliefs about the people who felt Mike Vick should be released from prison. He implied
The article goes on to list several other problems with these laws. They punish innocent owners and dogs, they actually encourage ownership of these breeds by outlaws and those who intend to use the dogs for violence, and they give the public a false sense of security, which could endanger a person. The ASPCA cites the CDC on some other factors that could lead to dog bites rather than just what breed a dog is. This source is scholarly and reliable. The ASPCA is a well-known and trusted organization, the claims made in this article are backed up with facts and statistics, and many of these come from another trusted organization.
Dog Owner vs. Compelling Advocate After reading “Letter from an Irate Dog Owner” and Al Knight's article”Perhaps We Should Move To Save Dogs From Their Owners” which argue opposing sides on whether a law should be passed to prohibit pickup owners from driving down major highways in Colorado with dogs in their truck beds. I feel that Al Knight's article which argues the law should be passed is a much more effective argument than that of the Irate Dog Owner who is against the law being passed. Both Al Knight and the Irate Dog Owner give reasons why their argument is correct but, the manner they use to get their point across is very different. Knights style of writing is formal, informative, and, stays in third person throughout his article.
Animal cruelty comes in many forms and has many grave consequences. Therefore it should be acknowledged and stopped. Neglect and abandonment are the most common forms of companion animal abuse in the United States. “Other dogs and cats are deliberately abandoned by their guardians to fend for themselves in the wild or on the streets” (Regan, 84). This statement
The Morality of Killing Animals: An Investigation in Utilitarian Ethics. Research Question The killing of non-human animals remains an unsolved problem in utilitarian ethics and has generated heated debate amongst ethicists in recent times. My aim is to illuminate this issue, specifically the morality of killing animals when it is done painlessly. In doing so I intend to tackle several questions: What, if anything, makes killing wrong? Does the wrongness of killing animals (human and non-human) depend on them possessing specific attributes?