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They Can Feel It Too - Did you know that domestic violence against an animal as a first offence is only a class B misdemeanor and domestic battery against a human is a Class A misdemeanor. Did you also know that a Class A misdemeanor is about 2 times more severe than a Class B misdemeanor. What makes us humans so special and superior to animals. Why do animals have fewer rights and less protection than us. Animals have feelings too and need to be treated as such so I say it’s time for a change. All this abuse and neglect towards animals needs to stop....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Puppy Mills are a Crime - Overpopulation of animals has been a problem for us in the United States, especially with cats and dogs that are the typical house pets. These animals can be living out on the streets or even be confined in an abusive household. There are 6.5 million of companion cats and dogs who get rescued into shelters, but more three to four million will get euthanized. For the most part, the dogs that end up living in a puppy mill were born there and do not know what a loving family really is. Puppy mills are numerous in the United States though they are not illegal they should be because their care givers do not treat the animals the way they deserve as in other pet businesses....   [tags: Animal Abuse]
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The Rhodesian Ridgeback - The Rhodesian Ridgeback originated in South Africa. He was developed in the 1800s from the crossing of European dogs brought by settlers and native dogs from the Khoi-Khoi tribe. A hundred years later a formidable hunting dog had evolved. One that had the instincts, endurance, intelligence, strength and ferocity to be at home in the hostile jungle environment and hunt big game such as lions, wild boars and baboons. The Rhodesian Ridgeback is not a suitable breed for a novice. They are extremely strong willed and determined and need an experienced solid pack leader who will train, socialize and exercise them appropriately....   [tags: Animals ] 636 words
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Where The Red Fern Grows - In the story Where The Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls. Billy is willing to try his best when he wants to get the dogs. He also tries his best when he wants to get Old Dan down from a tree. Billy thinks that God helped him knock the tree down and catch the coon who was up the tree. Billy tries his best to get the dogs he saw in an ad, he found in a magazine by the lake were fishermen fish. He picked berries util his feet were covered with scratches because of the bushes. He also hunted for coons with the traps his father got him....   [tags: essays research papers] 571 words
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Narrowing the Defining Boundaries of Magical Realism - Narrowing the Defining Boundaries of Magical Realism Latin American author Elena Garro wrote works such as "Recuerdos del porvenir," "Andamos huyendo Lola," "Testimonios sobre Mariana," and "The Day We Were Dogs." The short story "The Day We Were Dogs" (1964) uses events that are questionable to the reader even though the characters do not question. Because these events are questioned by the reader, it is not a Magical Realist story. This story might have been miss identified because it was written by a Latin author....   [tags: Latin American Literature Essays]
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Exposing Puppy Mills - Puppy mills have been in the United States for many years, they are underground run organizations so they are not easily monitored by animal control units. Puppy Mills are places where purebred dogs are kept in small confinements, are severely neglected and are forced to mate until their bodies cannot handle it anymore, which then they are inhumanely killed. The puppies then are sent off to pet stores, leaving the bitches and studs there to continue the abusive cycle. Animal rights activists are trying to find ways to expose the breeders who run the puppy mills and encourage the public to not buy puppies from pet stores because puppy mills are who supply them with the puppies that are for sa...   [tags: Animals Dog Breeding] 901 words
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Where the Red Fern Grows - Where the Red Fern Grows Billy Colman is hard working and determined ten-year-old boy who lives in the Ozark Mountains. He lives with his mother, father, and two sisters, in a log house near the Illinois River. Billy loves to hunt and explore the hills and river bottoms and dreams of one day owning his own coon hounds. His family is poor, and cannot afford to buy animals. One day while exploring an old fishermen’s camp, Billy found a magazine with an advertisement offering a pair of Redbone Coonhound pups for $50.00....   [tags: Essays Papers] 728 words
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pets 911 - Facts: Pets 911 knows that every community has pets in need. We offer a free network of animal rescue organizations and services across the country. Pets 911 is becoming an answer for not only the public, but also the pet animal welfare group community on how we in this country can all take part in saving those 5 million animals every year. Pet adoptions, animal shelters, help to find lost dogs and services to find lost cats - Pets 911 for all your pet adoption information - Thousands of homeless dogs, abandoned cats and other animals available for adoption....   [tags: essays research papers] 789 words
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The Effect of Symbolism and Gender Roles in “The Chrysanthemums” - From all areas of the world, people have been changing their forms of government in an attempt to decide on what’s best for their country. Apart from most, Communism is targeted toward making all equal, and it eliminates the concept of a dictator. The contradictory fact is that the concept fails when people cannot reach an agreement themselves, and then they realize a leader is needed to make the final decisions. Of course, with greed to be on top, people do not stray from this empty position for long....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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The Forensic Casebook: The Science of Crime Scene Investigation - I have always loved suspenseful whodunit television shows, movies, and books that use forensic science to crack the cases. My favorite television show is The First 48, my favorite movie is The Silence of the Lambs, and my favorite book is The Body Farm. Therefore, I was excited to have the opportunity to take this course and learn even more about the subject of forensics. This essay gives a summary of N. E. Genge’s book, The Forensic Casebook: The Science of Crime Scene Investigation, and includes the things I disliked and liked about the book....   [tags: Book Review, Personal Thoughts]
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The Endless Fight to Stop Animal Cruelty - ... What are they hiding. If their factories are being run safely and properly then why are they keeping what they are doing behind closed doors. For example, at chicken and turkey farms “nearly one million chickens and turkeys are unintentionally boiled alive each year in U.S. slaughterhouses” (Faster Slaughterhouses A.1). If these companies were doing the proper way of killing these birds, then there shouldn’t be birds that suffer. It’s the workers who are being careless and not thinking about the birds and the pain they will endure....   [tags: animal abuse, puppy mill, animal cruelty]
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The Last Stop for Most - Lost animals or animals no longer wanted by their owner, end up in animal shelters. In the United States, there are approximately 5,000 operating, nonprofit, animal shelters. Most animal shelters will take in just about every type of domesticated animal, like cats, dogs, rabbits, birds, horses, etc. It is impossible to say the exact number of stray animals there are, but the estimated number of just cats alone is seventy million. Approximately five to seven million cats and dogs enter animal shelters yearly, and, out of those, around three to four million end up euthanized....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Call of the Wind - The Call of the Wild is a book that follows a dog named Buck throughout his journey from the soft and civilized world to the harsh Alaskan tundra. There are several events throughout the story which that illustrate Buck’s gradual decline from a civilized state of mind to a savage and primal mode of thinking (though Jack London seems to believe that the civilized state of mind is a decline from the primal state of mind ). Jack London makes the implication that Buck is a wild dog, but I would argue against that claim....   [tags: book, dog, creature]
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Homemade Raw Diet for Pets - ... The cooking of food forces the stomach, pancreas, and small intestine to produce these digestive enzymes that naturally come from raw food (Brown and Taylor, n.d.). The pet food industry is a fairly recent industry compared to how long dogs and cats have been around without it. They are carnivores with the same digestibility as their ancestors. When commercial pet food came on the market, it made it easy for pet owners to scoop out a portion of kibble and pour it into their pets’ bowls. All pet food is heated and cooked to eliminate micro-organisms....   [tags: canned food, dry kibble, animal diet]
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Animal Rights and Animal Abuse - The rights of animals is a topic that is very important to me. I simply think that everyone should have the decency to treat animals with kindness and respect, and not make them suffer in any way. I believe that animals deserve to live according to their own natures, without harm, abuse or exploitation. It has been shown that animals are capable of feeling pain, hunger, thirst, loneliness, and kinship. It breaks my heart when I see people wearing fur. Fur belongs to its original owner. Some fur comes from animals caught in horrific traps called leg holds....   [tags: essays research papers] 411 words
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The Doberman Pinscher - The Doberman Pinscher is a quick thinking and bold dog, who brings to his family a sense of security and unquestionable devotion. They are an incorruptible guardian of home and family, one who meets each stranger confidently and judges them with unerring accuracy. The Doberman Pinscher is considered one of the best guard dog breeds. Only those with experience should own this dog. They require a solid pack leader who will train, socialize and exercise them properly. The Doberman has the potential of becoming overly protective and aggressive....   [tags: Animal Behavior ] 615 words
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American Pitt Bull Terrier - If you were told a story about a woman who was mauled so viciously by a dog that she had to undergo the world’s first face transplant. What breed would initially come to your mind. If you said a Pit Bull, you are among the majority, but you would be wrong. It was a Labrador retriever, which is currently the most popular breed of dog in the United States, and among the top ten in several other countries according to the UKC (Dorsey 4). Why do you think so many people would assume it was a Pit Bull....   [tags: Animal Research ]
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Newborns with Respiratory Failure - Neonates born with respiratory failure or respiratory distress have a very low chance for survival. Techniques to treat these newborns have been advancing throughout the years, but these treatments have high risks. One technique that can treat these neonates is called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation or ECMO for short. The development of ECMO has been a process that started before 1970 after the invention a successful use of the disposable bubble oxygenator. This oxygenator was good for short bypass periods but did not allow the patient to be on it for more than a couple of hours....   [tags: Respiratory Distress, Biomedical Paper]
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What People Like about Films and How they Keep the Audience's Attention - What People Like about Films and How they Keep the Audience's Attention What is it that you like about films. There’s no right answer to this question of course. Many viewers have different opinions on what catches their attention- it could be the comedy in a movie or the horror that keeps them interested. The genre is what the film is related to for example: the film ‘Final Destination’ is related to thriller whereas ‘Cats and Dogs’ is related to comedy. The genre is aimed at certain groups such as audience who like adventure, action or romance in a film....   [tags: Papers] 2720 words
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Where the Red Fern Grows - Where the Red Fern Grows        I cannot remember the first time I read Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls. I read it at about age ten, and I have lost count of how many times I read it since. It was a period in my life when childhood was nearly over, but adolescence had not yet set in, and it was a time when animals were my greatest love.   Where the Red Fern Grows is a novel about a young boy and his two dogs, but to an animal-lover, it is much more. The story is told in the first person narrative, by an adult reminiscing about his childhood; the reader experiences life through the eyes of an eleven year old boy living in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas....   [tags: Where the Red Fern Grows Essays]
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Taking Care of Your Pet - Taking Care of Your Pet Many of you received your first pet when you were three. Buddy was his name and he was your cat. He was your companion. He would curl up beside you for a nap. He would listen when you talked. Though he wasn't very good for giving you advice, you enjoyed his company. You loved that cat and showed your appreciation by carrying the cat around everywhere you went. You had tea parties with him, you dressed him up in you doll clothes, and made sure to tell him goodnight before you went to bed....   [tags: Animals Essays] 1096 words
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Mans best friend - Man’s Best Friend Who do you consider your best friend. Is it the person you grew up with. Is it your husband or wife. For many it is someone that is always they’re for them when sad or lonely, or when one needs to talk, cry, or laugh. However, thousands of Americans are turning to their dogs for a favorite companion. This paper will explore the enduring phrase “Man’s Best Friend” and the loyalty, faithfulness, intelligence, and companionship shared by dogs and masters that make this statement true....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Callous Nature of Government Illustrated in Orwell's Animal Farm - The Callous Nature of Government The establishment of an elite power in a society produces feelings of hopelessness and fear. George Orwell, a world-renowned author, is known for his politically influenced works regarding socialism. In Animal Farm, Orwell creates a satire based on the communist regime of Russia from 1917–1943. The animals seeking freedom under their liberators, the pigs, revolt against their oppressive owner, Farmer Jones. Ironically, after the revolution, the Pigs, led by Napoleon, become the oppressors....   [tags: socialism, communism] 2392 words
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Animal Testing: What if You Were in Their Place? - Every year about 241,000 rabbits are tortured in United States laboratories to test for the effects that household products, such as cosmetics, dishwashing liquid, and drain cleaner will have on their eyes ("Rabbits in Laboratories | PETA.org." 1). Scientists will drip chemicals into the eyes of the animal to see how much irritation it will cause, a process known as the Draize eye irritancy test ("Rabbits in Laboratories | PETA.org." 1). The test is certainly not pain free; it often causes distress, such as redness, swelling, and sometimes blindness....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog - The Process of Training an Upland Bird Dog There is a process that should be followed when a person is going to pick a puppy that will be trained as an upland bird dog. The first step is to perform some research on picking out the right breed of puppy that will not only fit into the family but also for the fowl that will be hunted. The owner needs to become knowledgeable on the proper care that is needed for the puppy to grow into a healthy dog. There are basic training steps needed for a puppy to become a great bird dog that start when the puppy comes home....   [tags: positive reinforcement, breed, puppy]
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A Comparison of Veterinary Procedures and Human Procedures - Animals are amazing creatures. They are unable to communicate as humans do, they cannot tell us in words what they need or want. Even though animals and humans have their differences we are all alike in many ways. Surgical procedures are required for both species; lacerations in the skin need to be stitched up, mothers need help delivering babies, and the prevention of unwanted pregnancies becomes necessary. Cesarean Section is a surgical procedure in which the abdomen and uterus are surgically opened to deliver the unborn babies and puppies....   [tags: compare contrast]
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Animal Cloning: How Unethical is it? - ... For example, “some will be suffocated when their lungs do not inflate, some will be poisoned because of liver or kidney failure, and some will have only such ‘minor’ problems as gross obesity or premature arthritis.” Most of the clones will pass away due to the fact that they were scientifically manipulated rather than by natural causes (Satris 143). Woestendiek, the author of Dog Inc. mentioned that the majority of the dogs that underwent the cloning process in order to create clones were “…sent back to farms where they were killed and eaten” because South Korea is known for consuming the meat of dogs (Harris Kinga)....   [tags: dna, animal suffering, moral issues]
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Owning A Pit Bull - Owning A Pit Bull Own a Good Dog Own A Pit Bull There are many different qualities to consider when choosing a dog. Pit Bulls have all the qualities needed to become a great companion. Although, if you treat them wrong when they're growing up there is a good chance they will get out of control. If you raise them right you will have one of the best dogs ever. For example my friend had a Pit Bull that he would hit for no reason and one-day the dog attacked him and hurt him pretty bad. This is a good example of why you should treat your dog right....   [tags: Papers] 695 words
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Animal Experimentation Issues and Alternatives - 1. INTRODUCTION Currently, Animals experimentation is becoming a controversial topic. As millions of creatures have been tested to benefit human life. A simple definition of this procedure is observing scientific laboratory examinations on live animals. There are many campaigns around the world which reject these tests and request the alternatives. They believe that this kind of experimentation is harmful for people as much as it is cruel to animals while others argue these experiments are substantial for humans live as they are used in important medical research....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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The History of Animal Husbandry - A lot of people don’t know what the term animal husbandry actually means. Through my research I have come to define it as the care for and breeding of animals. Animal husbandry has been practiced since the age of the Neolithic Revolution. It is still being done today and probably will still be done in the future. Today animal husbandry is very common and is actually a great way to make a living. A variety of animals can be domesticated and used for the practice of animal husbandry. It is a misconception that animal husbandry is only for the use of agricultural or farm animals....   [tags: care, breeding, domestication, health, safety]
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White Fang by Jack London - ... The grey cub found an Indian camp in part three. Like when cubs get lost or hurt in the wild they cry for their mom and the mom comes and finds them, this is what happens in the book. We learn that the she-wolf was once domesticated and she is also part dog because one of the Indians left their dog out and she mated with a wolf and that’s how Kiche came to be. The grey cub also got the name White Fang. While in the Indian camp, White Fang had to learn how to behave with humans and other dogs....   [tags: realism, bill, henry]
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Jack London's Life and Accomplishments - ... Sadly London became very sick with Scurvy witch is caused from a lack of vitamin C and had to return to California. Although London did not find any gold in Alaska he found inspiration for many of his later stories (3). In 1906, after years of success from his books he purchased a 130-acer ranch in Sonoma County, California where he farmed and wrote. One year later London Began a trip around the world on a 45 foot ship he had built himself “The Snark” He sailed To Hawaii then to Australia before having to return to California because of tropical infections, but he never attempted to sail this trip again (Harmon 1)....   [tags: call of the wild, alaska, jack london]
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Animal Abuse - Robert Gonzales, from Bakersfield, seemed like an average, ordinary man. One night however, he was accused of splashing beach on a small dog, and wrapping the dog’s mouth with duct tape. His goal was to discipline the dog. Gonzales was caught and arrested for abusing the animal. Animal abuse is an occurring problem in the U.S. But can be prevented if we take action. Robert Gonzales is only one of many people to commit animal cruelty. Kevin Brunson was also accused of harming an animal. He starved his dog, Rambo, until he weighed only fifty-one pounds....   [tags: Ethical Issues, Animal Cruelty] 2021 words
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Buck of Jack London's The Call of the Wild - Buck of The Call of the Wild The main character of the novel, The Call of the Wild, is a St. Bernard and Scotch Shepherd mix, named Buck. As I read the book, I found out that Buck can be very loyal and trustworthy to his master, if his master is loyal to him. Also, at times I found that Buck could turn into an enraged beast very easily.       At home, which was a large house called Judge Miller’s Place, in the sun kissed Santa Clara Valley in California, Buck ruled over all of the dogs that were there....   [tags: Call of the Wild Essays] 1176 words
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Call Of The Wild: Character Sketch - Buck - Call of the Wild: Character Sketch - Buck Throughout the novel The Call of the Wild, we follow a dog named Buck through his journey through the Klondike. We experience a transformation in him, as he adapts to the cold, harsh land where he is forced to toil in the snow, just to help men find a shiny metal. Buck seems to almost transform into a different dog by the end of the book. In this essay, I will go over what Buck was like, how and why he was forced to adapt to his new environment, and what he changed into....   [tags: essays research papers] 924 words
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Colors of Slavery - When Americans think about slavery, they tend to think about "Africans" being brought to the New World against their will. Which upon their arrival were sold, the same as livestock, as permanent property to the white landowners. They may visualize in their minds a person of color shackled, chained, beaten, and forced to labor under the control of their white master. Their picture is that of chattel slavery; black and white. Americans have come to the assumption that slavery was imposed on people of one color or race....   [tags: History Slavery]
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Upgrading Sanctuaries for Animals - Most of today’s animal shelters are not safe, they are not clean, and they are hurting the environment we are living in. If we care about our pets, we can at least give them an environment where they feel like they are loved, feel safe, and will be cared for every day. Many animals die every day because of harsh living conditions and poor medical attention in shelters. These places are nothing but death traps for these helpless, uncared for, animals. Don’t you wish you could just sometimes provide them some comfort all on your own....   [tags: Animal Rights ]
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Anxiety in Young Adults - ... A psychologist named Timothy Brown did a study on classical conditioning with phobias. The study was based on a child who was afraid of dogs, because of a certain dog constantly barked at him. This had changed the child’s perspective on all dogs, he now believes that all dogs are provocative. When the study conducted they placed the child in a room with a dog and gave the child ice cream to let him know its okay to be near dogs. This type of classical conditioning lets the child get over his fear of dogs because he can be in the same room as a dog and not get barked at....   [tags: social phobias, depression]
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Poop Poop Mc Scoop - Part One of the novel shows two men, Henry and Bill, struggling to bring the corpse of Lord Alfred back to civilization. It is a time of famine, and they are low on food; also, they have little ammunition. Thus, they are in a desperate situation because they are being pursued by a pack of famished wolves. As the novel begins, they have six sled dogs, but one night, they notice that there are seven dogs to be fed. Strangely, the next morning, there are only five dogs to be fed. As a result, they become suspicious, and finally they notice a she-wolf who comes to the camp at night and lures the dogs away....   [tags: essays research papers] 738 words
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Canine Dementia - Many of the population today believe animals of the canine genus, dogs, to be “man’s best friend.” This philosophy appears to be especially pertinent when dealing with the comparison between Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia in the two species. The amount, progression and deterioration of the brain of the two are strikingly similar. Canine Dementia is a rising concern for elderly dogs, as the damage appears to localize on the areas of the brain that affect spatial determination. For example, a dog may stand for hours staring at the hinges of a door, knowing it to be open, but unable to remember where the door opens; another scenario is if one’s dog got out of the yard and wande...   [tags: Animal Science ]
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Join The Conversation with the Customer - Customer engagement is a key ingredient in todays marketing environment. Most companies know the importance of online interaction. The rapid growth of social networking sites has created unique opportunities for dynamic real-time communication between brands and their customers. Surprisingly, the great majority of businesses have yet to ‘join the conversation”, missing out on the benefits of this powerful marketing strategy. A recent study, by Econsultancy, found that only 10% of all businesses are actively participating in the social networking revolution....   [tags: customer, marketing, social networking, ] 572 words
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Analysis of Article Narcolepsy by Jerome M. Siegel - Analysis of Article Narcolepsy by Jerome M. Siegel In his article “Narcolepsy,” Jerome M. Siegel discusses the disease and its possible causes. To begin with, Siegel defines the symptoms and problems associated with the disease. Moreover, he states what exactly the disease is, his research into its causes and effects on the nervous system, and the possibility that the narcolepsy may be an autoimmune disease. The symptoms of narcolepsy include cataplexy, persistent daytime sleepiness, sleep paralysis, and hypnagogic hallucinations....   [tags: Papers] 876 words
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Animal Control - The Maricopa County animal control has evolved over the last century and the best way to understand animal control is to look at it through history. During the first quarter of the 20th Century, Maricopa County communities were rural and sparsely populated. Dogs and cats were valued for what they contributed to this rural lifestyle. Dogs were working dogs earning their keep on a local ranch or farm, or they were used for hunting to help put food on the table. Some dogs, as well as cats, were used as mousers to help keep small rodents out of the homes and barns....   [tags: essays research papers] 702 words
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The Champ - The Alaskan environment is one of the deadliest and hardest environments to survive in the entire world and many have fallen victim to its harshness. Buck was the beloved St. Bernard that belonged to Judge Miller in the hills of the Santa Clara Valley in California , and his mother was a great German shepherd. Judge Miller owns a huge mansion complex with other dogs, horses, stables, vineyards. Buck loves this life, carrying the Judge's grandchildren on his back and serving as the Judge's faithful companion, as his father had been before him....   [tags: Call of the Wild 2 Buck Judge Miller] 1144 words
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Animal Dreaming and Substantiation: A Potential Field in Science - Animal sleep is presented in various patterns like hibernation, nocturnal activity, and even napping. For example, penguins rarely sleep in case of abrupt attacks of predators. They sleep in standing positions for only a few minutes to provide security. In some occasions, penguins take naps in the ocean after a full meal. As this example demonstrates, the state of sleeping in animals is confirmed based on scientific research. The evidence of animal sleep is obvious, mainly characterized by temporary unconsciousness, non-responsiveness to external stimuli, and passivity in movement....   [tags: REM Sleep, Involuntary Body Movements]
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Our Visit to the State Fair of Texas - My family and I recently visited the State Fair of Texas. It is the biggest Fair in Texas that comes to Dallas every fall. I haven’t been since I was very young. The State Fair has so much to do and see. And one of the biggest attractions is the food that they offer. It is especially known for the famous fletcher corndogs. The first thing we did was found big Tex. Big Tex is a great known history of the state fair. He wears a size 70 boots and wears a 75 gallon hat....   [tags: state fairs, Texas, ] 756 words
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How Tone is Established in Moby Dick - Herman Melville was a very creative and intelligent writer for his time. With his usage of figurative language and his many allusions to Shakespeare and the Bible, one cannot fully grasp the depth and perception of Moby Dick. One can never truly understand the full meaning behind the text. The classic novel, Moby Dick, unfortunately, did not become popular until after his death and is arguably one of the most famous works of American Literature. Moby Dick, or The Whale, is often referred to as “The Great American Novel”....   [tags: Herman Melville] 676 words
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Aminoglycosides are Saves as a Last Resort - ... There should also be reluctance to use these antibiotics with working dogs that rely heavily on their hearing; for example Seeing Eye dogs, police K9s or military dogs. Aminoglycosides should also not be coupled with other nephrotoxic, neurotoxic or ototoxic medications; this will simply multiply the toxic probability. Other contraindications include not using if patient has current or preexisting hearing problems, vestibular problems, neuromuscular disorder or chronic liver disease. Another important factor to note is that all aminoglycosides are not approved for use in food animals ("Gentocin injectable solution," 2013)....   [tags: antibiotics, amino group, ototoxicity]
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Drinking and Psychology - Drinking and Psychology Classical conditioning is the type of learning made famous by Pavlov's experiments with dogs. Pavlov presented dogs with meat powder, and measured their salivary response. Pavlov called the meat powder the unconditioned stimulus or UCS, because dogs did not need to learn that association. He began ringing a bell just before presenting the meat powder. At first, the dogs did not begin salivating until the food was presented. After a while, however, the dogs began to salivate when the sound of the bell was presented....   [tags: Papers] 433 words
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Animal Testing: A True Ethical Dilemma - Imagine a life locked away in a cage with no form of control on your existence. It’s cold, dark, and you are scared. You don’t have a choice of what you eat, where you live, or how you are treated. You are unsure if it is day or night or what will happen to you next. You are locked away in a prison cell and you committed no crime. This is the life of a laboratory animal. Animal testing is the use of animals for scientific research purposes and experiments. It can be used for the findings of cures and medicines to testing new drugs, to understanding the behavioral psychology of the animals themselves....   [tags: Animal Rights]
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Complex Language Usage in Non-Human Species - While human beings generally consider themselves superior to animals due to our sophisticated use of language, there are several species of animal who use language that includes many properties linguists consider necessary to classify a system of communication as a language. Opinion between linguists varies considerably on what constitutes a language, but generally it is agreed that "A language consists of symbols that convey meaning, plus rules for combining those symbols, that can be used to generate an infinite variety of messages." (Weiten, 2008, p....   [tags: Linguistics]
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Book Review “Marley & Me” - I have never considered that a book about a dog could be so appealing and full of deep thoughts. But I changed my viewpoint after reading the autobiographical novel “Marley & Me” written by John Grogan which depicts an astonishing story about the neurotic and loyal, clumsy and loving dog named Marley. In fact, as the author mentioned in some interviews, he intended to write the “dog story”, but soon after he realized that it was impossible to do so without including the family life [2]. That is why the title “Marley & Me” encapsulates the main topic of the book such as the relationship between a human and a pet....   [tags: Literature Review]
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Adopt a Shelter Pet Stamps - If presale demand for the new Adopt a Shelter Pet stamps is high, the United States Postal Service will order a second printing, according to information in the March 25 Postal Bulletin published by the Postal Service. The 10 44¢ stamps picturing dogs and cats will be issued April 30 at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, 5200 Lankershim Blvd., North Hollywood, Calif. The stamps will go on sale nationwide on the same day. The first-day ceremony will start at 2 p.m., and the doors will open at noon....   [tags: Social Awareness] 1335 words
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Do Animals Go To Heaven? - For millennia, the human race has attempted to figure out the meaning of life and what is waiting for us after, by way of religion, science, or conjecture. In the case of religion, the boiled down version of Christian belief is that when you die your soul goes to heaven. Therefore, for someone or something to go to heaven it must possess a soul. To say someone has a soul is to say that they have a deeply felt emotional nature, cause of individual life, or moral force. When we are little and a beloved pet dies, most parents will say something along the lines of, “(s)he is in a better place” or “(s)he is in animal heaven.” Being children, with powerful imaginations and the ability to question...   [tags: Animal, Death, Afterlife, Heaven]
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The Harm of Animal Testing - Throughout history, animal testing has played an important role in leading to new discoveries and human benefit. However, what many people forget are the great numbers of animals that have suffered serious harm during the process of animal testing. Animal testing is the use of animals in biological, medical, and psychological studies. The development and enhancement of medical research has been based on the testing of animals. There are many questions being asked if animal research is good or not or if the benefit for us is way greater the abuse of animals....   [tags: Animal Rights, Medical Research]
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What Does a Dog Tell Us about God? - Pictures pictures pictures - stories stories stories. Jesus peppered his teaching with illustrations taken from the daily lives of his hearers. If they had had dogs and cats, rabbits and hamsters I'm sure there would have been stories about the escaping hamster or the disobedient dog. But I don't think they did - it was all sheep and shepherds as far as animals were concerned with the odd pig and sparrow thrown in for good measure. But back in the Old Testament there were a few more animals. And in today's psalm the writer tells how all the animals in the wild, large and small tell us how wonderful God is....   [tags: Religion] 467 words
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