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Journal Writing Project: Do animals deserve rights?


By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

We all see the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States sad animal commercials on the television. They show sad and abused animals to spread the word about animal cruelty. There are thirty or more groups around the United States that support animal rights and against animal cruelty. There are hundreds more worldwide. Some of the more common animal rights groups are American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), and Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).

In my Advanced English class we are writing an argumentative paper, and I chose to do Animal Rights. I have done a lot a research and I also did a survey. I am a firm believer that animals should have rights because they do not have a voice of their own.

I conducted a personal survey on February 26th, 2014 with the senior class of Mabel-Canton and a few Mabel-Canton faculty. Ninety-five percent agreed that animals should have rights. I had a fact that said “The exotic pet trade is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States. Some animals are bred in captivity, but many are taken from their native habitats. When animals are taken from their native homes, violently, it causes them a lot of stress and die early.” Seventy percent said they would not own an exotic pet. Animal fighting has also been a topic lately. Animal fighting is illegal in all fifty states, but it is still going on. It is a secretive industry. With that being said, one hundred percent agreed it should be illegal.

Animal Rights are important in today’s society because there are many people out there that abuse animals and treat them the way they shouldn’t be treated. This has been a widespread epidemic for many years. There are also millions of animals that are homeless and die from starvation, hypothermia, and many other causes in the winter months. Over one hundred and fifteen million animals including, mice rats, rats, dogs, cats, rabbits, and among others are killed in laboratory experiments every year worldwide for chemical, drug, food and cosmetic testing every year. I believe it is wrong that animals are tested on just cause many people believe animals don’t have feeling and cannot feel pain.

Animal Rights are important because animals do not have a voice of their own, so humans need to do that talking. All animals must be protected through laws, and people must follow them.

So, now the real questions is, wou .....
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Journal Writing Project: Do animals deserve rights?

By Gabrielle Sand

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

We all see the ASPCA and the Humane Society of the United States sad animal commercials on the television. They show sad and abused animals to spread the word about animal cruelty. There are thirty or more groups around the United States that suppor ..... 
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Standardizing the World

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

For years schools all over the world have been requiring students to take a standardized test to gauge their knowledge levels. I don’t believe that it should be a requirement for people to take the tests. By using standardized tests, the gover ..... 
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Standardizing the World

By Stephanie Phillips

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Journal Student Writing Project

For years schools all over the world have been requiring students to take a standardized test to gauge their knowledge levels. I don’t believe that it should be a requirement for people to take the tests. By using standardized tests, the governm ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Star Trek in today’s culture

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Journal Student Writing Project

On Friday, February 27, 2015, the world lost a cultural icon. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock in Star Trek, died at the age of 83. Some people might argue that Spock was not a large cultural icon, but many people would disagree. Wheth ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Star Trek in today’s culture

By Jeremiah Munson


On Friday, February 27, 2015, the world lost a cultural icon. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock in Star Trek, died at the age of 83. Some people might argue that Spock was not a large cultural icon, but many people would disagree. Wheth ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Star Trek in today’s culture

By Jeremiah Munson

Mon, Mar 9th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Journal Student Writing Project

On Friday, February 27, 2015, the world lost a cultural icon. Leonard Nimoy, the actor who portrayed Spock in Star Trek, died at the age of 83. Some people might argue that Spock was not a large cultural icon, but many people would disagree. Whether ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Mardi Gras 101

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Lanesboro Journal Student Writing Project

By Alexis Jorgensen Last Tuesday, February 17, was the celebration of Mardi Gras. Most of the Midwest is unaware of the traditions that happen at the celebration of Mardi Gras. When most people think about Mardi Gras, they think of beads, parties, ..... 
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Journal Writing Project: Camera obscura

By Sara Vettleson-Trutza

Mon, Feb 23rd, 2015
Posted in Canton Journal Student Writing Project

Camera is latin for room, and obscura is latin for dark.(cameraobscura.co.uk, 2014) Basically it’s where an outside image is projected into a room upside down. It’s actually something very simple and easy to make. You could make one in your ow ..... 
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