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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 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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Dennis John Holty

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Dennis John Holty, 68, Spring Grove, Minn. died suddenly on Monday, March 16, 2015 near the farm he purchased from his grandfather, Oscar, located on Highway 44, between Spring Grove and Mabel. Dennis was born at the hospital in Spring Grove, Marc ..... 
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Mabel-Canton to update school’s boiler system

Mon, Mar 23rd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Education

The Mabel-Canton Board of Education met for their regular meeting on March 17, 2015 at 7 p.m. All board members were present. The minutes from the February 17th, 2015 meeting were reviewed and approved by the board with only one minor change. ..... 
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Mabel Area Food Shelf seeking volunteers and holding training

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Features

The Mabel Area Food Shelf is seeking volunteers to assist with various tasks. The food shelf is open Thursdays from 5:00 – 8:00 pm, with the exception of the third Thursday of each month. The food shelf is also open the third Saturday of each m ..... 
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Mabel to Renew Contract with Richard’s Sanitation in 2016

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Government

The Mabel City Council met on March 11, 2015 at 7 pm at the Mabel Public Library. All council members were present. Mayor Jim Westby thanked the ladies of the library for the refreshments they provided and for offering to host the city council ..... 
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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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Carole B. Wendlandt

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Carole B. Wendlandt, age 78, of Mabel, a former elementary school teacher, died Sunday, March 8, 2015 at the Gundersen Hospital in LaCrosse, Wisc. Carole Bertha (Tangen) Wendlandt was born November 16, 1936 in Winneshiek County, the daughter of O ..... 
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Tye J. Eiken

Mon, Mar 16th, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Tye J. Eiken, age 51, of Mabel, Minn., died Sunday, March 8 surrounded by his family, at home on the Irish Ridge following a six year battle with melanoma. Tye was born July 15, 1963 in Caledonia, Minn. to Harlan and Jean (Rasmussen) Eiken. He ..... 
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Melva Aske

Mon, Mar 2nd, 2015
Posted in Mabel Obituaries

Melva Aske, age 93 of Mabel, Minn. and formerly of Spring Grove, passed away Fri., Feb. 20, 2015 at Green Lea Manor in Mabel. She was born on Feb. 18, 1922 to Edwin and Susie (Thompson) Sickle, in Lanesboro, Minn. and baptized on April 7, 1922. ..... 
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