homework help please

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by lovesduckies, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    Hey BYCers! it's been awhile since i've posted here [​IMG] hope all is well with everyone!!

    I need a bit of help. I know we are all animal lovers here!!! I have a paper due for my Animal Science class due on Thursday. (i do my best work under pressure) The paper has to be an argument on a controversial animal issue. Here is the guideline from my teacher...

    It is advised to choose an issue where there is a clear division of opinion, which is arguable with facts and inductive reasoning. You may choose an issue on which you have already formed an opinion. However, in writing about this issue you must examine your opinion of the issue critically. Prior to writing your position paper, define and limit your issue carefully. Narrow the topic of your position paper to something that is manageable. Research your issue thoroughly, consulting experts and obtaining primary documents. Consider feasibility, cost-effectiveness and political/social climate when evaluating possible solutions and courses of action.

    I am having problems trying to choose a topic. I always end up writing about dolphins and how they shouldn't be killed because that's what i know most about and the last one I did was how we should not let domesticated ducks into the wild.

  2. bawkbawkbawk

    bawkbawkbawk Chillin' With My Peeps

    Eating Animals would be plenty controversial. It's a book on the title subject by Jonathon Safran Foer.

    Or the subject of using animals for fur.

    Or whether ferrets should or should not be legal.

    Or puppy mills.
  3. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    what is a puppy mill? i want to do something that is different than what everyone else would do. I know we have a lot of vegetarians in class so eating animals will probably be their topics and the fur one is also another big hit. Why in the heck are ferrets illegal in the first place!? My husband and I were talking about that the other day. What is the law with that. Are they just illegal to buy in California and/or other states do you have to have a permit?
  4. Fenika

    Fenika Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2010
    Keeping wild animals for pets.

    Keeping wild/zoo animals in private zoos. (Hot topic right now due to that release/suicide in... Ohio? about two weeks ago)

    Slaughtering horses in the US vs sending slaughter horses to Mexico/Canada (usually the horse ends up slaughtered anyways, they just have to travel much further to get there. Guess which side I strongly lean towards?). The third option is to not slaughter at all, and if it has to be a long paper, that will give you an extra side to explore.

    Really, the regulation of anything from hunting licenses to keeping pet skunks to catfish farming and the political catfish legislation that kinda did but then didn't go into effect is plenty controversial.
  5. jerseygirl1

    jerseygirl1 Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 20, 2009
    Orange County, NY
    Not sure where you live, but the subject of inhumane treatment of carriage horses in NYC is quite big right now in the news. Very controversail, since a few have died and people are protesting that it is inhumane to force themt og ive buggy rides in New York City
  6. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    i think i like the wild animals at zoos. i know we all love to look at them but it's not fair. and i know with dolphins they get conyfused because their sonar bounces off the walls of the pools [​IMG] poor things. and my husband and i were watching something the other day about the tigers at the zoos not feeling like tigers. it was a comedy of some sort and i can't even remember what it was.

    but don't some zoos have them there to help them or rehabilitate them?
  7. lovesduckies

    lovesduckies Bedroom Farm Inc.

    Jan 11, 2010
    the ducky room
    Quote:i live in california. i have not hear anything about that. i will do some research on that.

    i have something of my own but i don't think it's big enough to write a paper on lol it's just something that bugs me and sorry to anyone who does do it. i hate when people dress their dogs up! [​IMG] just doesn't seem like most dogs i've seen wear stuff like it too much.
  8. OldGuy43

    OldGuy43 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Or for something completely different... How about a paper on the inconsistencies in the laws regarding the keeping of chickens in a residential area. Plenty of info on the subject right here on BYC.
  9. Newwell

    Newwell Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] How about the inhumane treatment of battery chickens? Debeaking to the max, living in over cramped conditions, pecked clean of feathers or packed in so tightly that they rub their feathers off. There are various opinions on the subject...needed to max produce food vs inhumane treatment of a "food product".
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2011
  10. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Heather, Google is your friend. There are tons and tons of communities fighting to change ordinances so they can keep chickens. Tons and tons more trying to change ordinances so they can have MORE chickens, etc.

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