Examples Of Persuasive Speech To Prevent Animal Cruelty
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Problem-Solution Speech Outline
GP: To persuade
SP: To persuade my audience to prevent animal cruelty
CI: To persuade my audience by providing them with information on animal cruelty and different ways they can become involved in order to prevent the mistreatment of animals.
Attention Getter- Ghandhi once said, “To my mind, the life of a lamb is no less precious than that of a human being. The more helpless the creature, the more that it is entitled to protection by man from the cruelty of man.” The mistreatment of animals only continues to get worse and something needs to be done to stop it.
Credibility Statement-I have volunteered at various animal shelters and clinics, and have witnessed firsthand the heartbreaking site of animal abuse.
Preview Main Points-Individuals first need to understand the different degrees of animal abuse and the ways they can become involved in order prevent it.
I. Various groups of animals are subject to animal cruelty.
A. One group is those animals we consider to be pets.
1. Animal abuse for pets can range from neglecting to take care of the animal to the actual deliberate abuse of the animal such as beating, shooting, stabbing, or lighting the animal on fire.
a. According to Pet Finder, “People who commit even the most heinous crimes against animals are often not prosecuted to the full extent of the law. In states where animal cruelty is considered a misdemeanor, individuals who commit intentional cruelty crimes against animals can receive, at most one year in jail and 1,000 dollar fin. However, perpetrators often receive no more than probation.
2. Dogs are the most common victims of animal abuse with cats, horses, and livestock not following far behind.
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... individuals may understand and spread the word of the horrific conditions the animals are forced to be a part of on factory farms.
C. There are steps that individuals can take to help the animals in the zoo as well.
1. You can take action and report inhumane conditions to the USDA, write letters to the editor, and even pressure local officials to stop subsidizing zoos with taxpayer’s money.
2. Encourage your zoos to never accept animals captured from the wild and to make space available to those rescued exotic animals that actually need a permanent home.
Signpost: In conclusion…..
Review Main Points-Animal cruelty continues to be a problem, but we as individuals can make a difference by becoming aware and ultimately involved.
Closing Thought- Maybe one day we all can come together and stop the terrible treatment of these poor, helpless creatures.