Maltrato animal

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Every pet owner knows that there are enormous responsibilities that go along with having a cat or dog. You must feed and exercise your pet, to keep it physically healthy; you must play with it, and keep it emotionally healthy too. You have to keep it safe from cars, people, or other animals, and you ought to protect other people, property, or pets from your own animal. There’s anotherresponsibility that not all pet owners think about, however: spaying or neutering, or “fixing.” What does “fixing” you pet mean? Simply put, it means taking your pet to the vet for a quick, cheap surgery that will prevent your pet from ever becoming a mother or father. This surgery solves problems that pet owners know about, and some that they might not have considered before. In fact, I believe that all petowners should be required to have their pets fixed.



Argument 1: Why is my claim (the one I make in the Thesis Statement) a good one? What reasons can I give to support my idea? Here I explain that (1) overpopulation of animals is a real problem, and (2) why it’s a problem (from several different points of view). I have so many details to talk about, just one argument takes a longparagraph. The paragraph ends with a strong claim. Everybody loves a cute new puppy or kitten. But those cute babies soon get bigger, and right now, there simply aren’t enough homes for them all. Some unwanted animals go to shelters, or “dog pounds.” These shelters are like prisons for animals, but with one important difference: many of the prisoners will never get out. Shelters have limited fundsand limited space, and they cannot keep all the animals they collect. If a cat or dog is not adopted within a certain time period, that animal is killed. On the other hand, not all unwanted animals go to a shelter. What happens to a homeless animal left out on the street? Remember, our pets are exactly that - pets. They aren’t wild animals. They cannot find fresh water or hunt their own food(especially in a city). They cannot understand traffic laws, so they often get struck by cars. They are susceptible to common illnesses - illnesses that they can then spread to other animals, including pets. They are not tame, so they may attack other animals or people. In either case, the life of most unwanted animals is not long, but it is full of misery and pain, and it’s also a life that’sdangerous to pets (or people) who they meet. By not “fixing” your own animal, you will almost certainly be adding to this problem.
Argument 2: A totally different reason for my thesis statement. Here I talk about health, from three different points of view. The paragraph ends again with a strong claim. Another thing to consider is the health of your pet itself. Animals, especially pets who eatprocessed foods just like we do, are prone to the same illnesses as we are, like heart disease and cancer. An animal who has been spayed or neutered is at less risk from certain kinds of cancer. Furthermore, animals who are not fixed can sometimes go crazy trying to find mates. They can injure themselves trying to escape from their homes, or they may fight with other animals when they have escaped.Of course, while running free, they are in danger from cars. And finally, for females who become mothers, we must remember that giving birth is not a safe process. For the ordinary pet owner, all these reasons should be strong enough to convince them to “fix” their dear pet.
Counterargument/Rebuttal 1:
I give a direct quote of what my imaginary “enemy” might say.
2 ideas are combined here.This one is related to one of my arguments. I start my rebuttal immediately with a strong criticism I give a definition for the acronym S.P.C.A
Of course, some people will not agree with me. “I don’t want to give my animal an unnecessary surgery,” they will say. “Surgery is risky, too, and it’s certainly expensive.” That idea shows ignorance. Spaying or neutering should be done as soon as...
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