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  • Virtue Ethics And Aristotle's Theory Of Virtue Ethics

    large scale breeding operations that do not maintain humane conditions and often put the idea of profit before the welfare of the animal. These dogs therefore are actually more likely to develop long-term illnesses that aren’t as easily treatable, as well as psychological conditions that result from their inhumane conditions. Another opposition someone may have against my argument is that you can’t find purebred animals at shelters or rescues. While the majority of cats and dogs that end up in shelters are mixed breed, more commonly known as mutts, there are plenty of purebred animals as well. Often, purebreds are surrendered by owners do to their strong temperaments, which they claim they cannot handle, or as the result of backyard breeding. Many shelters partner up with rescues that are catered specifically to place certain breeds, like golden retrievers, in homes. This means anyone interested in buying a purebred from a private breeder should check with their local shelter first before handing over a large sum of money, as the shelters often have a large selection of purebreds to choose from and only ask for a small donation to cover the cost of any vaccinations or spaying or neutering procedures the animal received. One thing many people don’t realize either, is that specific breeds are more prone to specific illnesses. Mixed breeds are less likely to develop these ailments as they are not 100% any one specific breed and remain healthier for a longer period of time. In…

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  • Puppy Mill Case Study

    I would encourage them to go for a mixed breed dog instead of a purebred since so many problems come from breeding these dogs. Additionally, in the future I would adopt from a shelter to ensure that I am contributing to the decrease of unwanted dogs (we have a Paillon-Pomeranian mutt that we got from the shelter and he is the best dog in the world. Additionally, my parents got my first dog from an rescue agency and she lived to be 20 with no problems other than old age when we had to put her…

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  • Should Pitbulls Be Banned

    English IV Mrs. Sites 7 May, 2016 Pit Bulls Are Not Dangerous and Should Be Aloud as Pets There is a worldwide debate on whether or not pit bulls should have a law banning them, but the facts go to show that pit bulls are extremely loyal, protective, and well behaved household pets that are good with children and other animals. In the United States today there are approximately five million registered pit bulls (Pit Bulls: Dog Breed Discrimination). However, most people do not know that pit…

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  • Overpopulation Of Animals

    pet and be apart of saving its life. When a pet gets adopted it saves its own life from being put down and also it gives one more vacancy for another animal (‘Companion Animal Overpopulation”). When one adopts an animal from a shelter they come with up to date with their shots and sometimes chipped. If an animal has a microchip implanted, it can tell the vet whom the pet belongs to if it were to get lost. When people buy specially bred animals they sometimes have health issues and don’t…

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  • Persuasive Essay On Pet Dogs

    Their main sources of profit are pet shops; pet shops sell purebred puppies for hundreds of dollars. People buy these puppies for prices that are more than double the average adoption cost because people desire to have specific breed because of their looks or because of that breed characteristics. However, those characteristics that someone may have in mind for their perfect pet is not a guarantee. The best way to assure that your dogs acts a specific way is to train your dog to exhibit the…

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  • Informative Essay On Dingoes

    government programs to kill dingoes (the government creates programs to kill dingoes as they cost people 50 million Australian dollars (R$138 million) in livestock losses per year.) Mainly, the dingo is becoming more endangered is because of breeding with other type of dogs, there are becoming less and less purebred dingoes alive. It is because of humans, other animals and themselves. European settlers (humans) brought another type of dog to Australia and it’s other dogs and their own fault…

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  • Adopting A Pet Lisa Barley Analysis

    This claim lets readers know that the author values animal’s lives. Consequently, the author clarifies that millions of pets are killed by shelters. Adopting was a big point in his or hers’ argument. This person describes that people tend to not consider adopting because they want purebreds but in fact, shelters have many purebreds. The arguments from this source could help support the claim that shelters do have a quantity of purebreds. Therefore, getting purebreds should not be an excuse for…

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  • St. Lucy's Home For Girls Raised By Wolves Analysis

    The ball had just started and Kyle and Claudette were chatting when Kyle said. ‘You smell astoooounding!’... ‘I didn’t smell astounding. I had rubbed a pumpkin muffin all over my body earlier that morning to mask my natural, feral scent. Now I smelled like a purebred girl” (Russell 243). This passage proves, that Claudette undergoes wanting to fit in as she grows up because she rubbed a pumpkin muffin all over her body to smell more like a purebred girl, rather than her natural feral scent. In…

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  • Analysis Of Rescue Me By Lisa Barley

    are millions of pets killed by shelters across the United States each year, making it roughly the human population of Kentucky. Having then the attention of readers with this fact, it then leads to its next point. Adopting animals does not mean that adoptees will only have to settle for mangy pets. The article makes it clear for readers that shelters do indeed, have purebreds and supports it with a Humane Society estimate. This particular source has no author, but it has many good arguments to…

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  • Informative Speech On Mini Walrus

    Others are lazy, and you have to make them exercise regularly to keep them fit. Some breeds require a lot of brushing, while others can do with the occasional grooming session. But what about the mini walrus. What’s his temperament? Will it be a match to your character? Keep on reading to find out some amazing things about this dog breed. What’s a mini walrus? Before we dive into the temperament question, we have to know what a walrus is, right? Walrus, also known as Ba-Shar, is not a purebred…

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