Animal Essays

Possums

Possums are a major pest in New Zealand and are still a growing problem. This report is focused on the bushtail possum and will discuss why possums are a pest, what damage they are doing to New Zealand, and how they can be prevented. Also a different viewpoint on possums and future plans will be included in the following report. Possums are doing a lot of damage to native plants, animals and birds. Although possums do eat a variety of…

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Songs and Poetry

Develop a kit which contains the following : * One song ( of a duration of 3 – 5 minutes ) and one poem ; * For the song, you may either retain an established tune and create your own original lyrics or create your own tune as well as original lyrics ; * Your song and poem must meet the requirements of the syllabus and the curriculum standards of the primary ESL Classroom; * Provide a brief rationale/justification for…

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The Asiatic Cheetah

The Asiatic Cheetah, or the Acinonyx Jubatus Venaticus, is a mammal under the Felidae family. They are carnivores nearing extinction. They inhabited South and Central Asia and even India, but now are restricted to Iran. Peter Zahler, the assistant director of the Asia Program at WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), concluded that only fifty to sixty mature Asiatic cheetahs are left to roam around in the Dasht-e Kavir region of Iran. The main reasons that the Cheetahs are now part of…

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Habitat and Animals

Little care or thought was given to wildlife, or the delicate nature of their habitat as Urban Sprawl moved along with the progress of the times. This is supported by the opinion offered by Authors Emel and Wolch, in their book titled ‘ Animal Geographies: Place, Politics and Identity’, They state that ” The 1980’s cost of sprawl debate made no mention of wildlife habitat, and the adherents to the so called new urbanism and sustainable cities movements of the…

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African Rock Python

The African rock python. It is Domain: Eukarya. Domain is the highest taxonomic rank of organisms, higher than a kingdom. The African rock python falls under Eukarya because it is a multicellular organism composed of eukaryotic cells. It is Kingdom: Anamalia. Kingdom is the second highest rank. It falls under Anamalia for obvious reasons. It is Phylum: Chordata. Phylum is the primary division of the plant or animal kingdom. It is Class: Reptilia. Class is a group of related plants…

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Evolution on Tasmainian Devils

The world’s largest surviving carnivorous marsupial, the Tasmanian devil has a thick-set, squat build, with a relatively large, broad head and short, thick tail. The fur is wholly black, but white markings often occur on the rump and chest. Body size also varies greatly, depending on the diet and habitat. Adult males are usually larger than adult females. Devils once occurred on mainland Australia, but have been confined to Tasmania since pre-European times. The survival of Tasmanian Devils is threatened…

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Leatherback Sea Turtle

Range:The coasts of Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Labrador, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. Research has revealed that leatherbacks are more loaded in Atlantic Canada from July through to the end of October, with the highest amount of turtles occurring on the Scotian Shelf and Slope, southern Gulf of St. Lawrence, and south coast of Newfoundland. The leatherback has also been seen less frequently off the coast of British Columbia. Designation:The leatherback turtle was listed under the Endangered Species Act…

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Argument Against Extension of Ethical Consideration to Non Human Animals

In Tom Regan’s essay The Case for Animal Rights, he argues that the root of the “wrong” is that we treat animals as “resources” in either advancing our intentions, prerogatives, basic instincts (such as hunger), and so on. He then proceeds by arguing for indirect duties which involve animals though not the type of duty directed towards animals themselves. The involvement of animals in human actions, labeled as either morally right or morally wrong, points to the claim that human…

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Animal Cruelty

A stray animal is basically a domestic animal that has been lost or abandoned. The stray animal issue is by far one of the most visible animal welfare issues in the world. In many countries, the majority of strays have been abandoned, or are owned but allowed to roam about, resulting in unwanted kittens or puppies. Of all the animals, dogs are unfortunately one of the most affected animals; of the estimated 500 million dogs in the world, and outstanding…

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Conditions of Animal Shelters

I have always had an overwhelming desire to help animals. I wanted to adopt a pet from a shelter which is near by to our house. I was under the impression that the animal shelters will provide permanent homes and better quality of life for innocent animals. But when I entered the shelter I was shocked to see the environment that the animals are being kept. They were treated very badly. The animal shelter was not equipped with all the…

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Abuse of Animals

Most of us, grew up taking family trips to the circus, zoo, marine park or rodeo. Seeing animals held captive for human amusement was part of life. We never questioned it. While it is assumed that all humans, unless they have committed crimes against society, deserve freedom, we are not used to making that assumption for members of other species. We should ask ourselves why not. What have the animals in a zoo or marine park done to deserve their…

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Should Animal Share the Same Rights as People

Currently, animals’ rights have been a hot issue discussed widely. Since animals and humans all are living creature, should animals have their rights, which means that it is immoral and illegal to take their meat for food or kill them in research experiment? As far as I am concerned, animals’ rights should be respected by human in a certain degree, but inferior to humans’. In order to keep the equilibrium of ecosystem, human ought to protect animals, especially which are…

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Speech Animal Testing

INTRODUCTION Did you know that in 2008 in New Zealand there were more than 341,000 animals used for research, testing and teaching? Animals are being used from all over the world for animal testing that ranges from drugs to our simple everyday shampoo. Almost every medicine, or treatment you have ever used has been tested on innocent animals for your benefit. WHAT HAPPENS TO ANIMALS IN ANIMAL TESTING? Every year, millions of animals suffer and die in painful tests to…

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Pet Overpopulation

Pet overpopulation is an ongoing crisis and is a serious issue in every community. Each year thousands of animals must be euthanized and put to sleep because decent homes are not found for them. Abandoned dogs and cats are free to roam the streets where they must struggle to survive on their own. The number is approximately; 8 million unwanted animals taken into shelters all across the country. Sadly, more than half of them eventually become euthanized. Shelter euthanasia is…

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A Change of Heart About Animals

Although much of modern day technology is focused on materialistic things rather than the issues, such as animal rights, which are more important. “A Change of heart About Animals”, by Jeremy Rifkin, is an article where he argues how animals have feelings and should have their own rights. He describes how animals have the ability to learn. What he doesn’t do is describe animals as a lower class, but as “Our fellow creatures” so he states in his article. In…

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