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Critical Analysis of Upton Sinclair's The Jungle

-      The Jungle is a novel that focuses on a family of immigrants who came to America looking for a better life. The novel was written by Upton Sinclair, who went into the Chicago stockyards to investigate what life was like for the people who worked there. The book was originally written with the intent of showing Socialism as a better option than Capitalism for the society. However, the details of the story ended up launching a government investigation of the meat packing plants, and ultimately regulation of food products....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle Essays Papers]

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Animal Farm: Importance of the Seven Commandments

- Animal Farm: Seven Commandments Without law and order, it is nearly proven that civilization will fail. Because of this, Snowball saw it necessary to create a set of rules for the animals on the newly evolving farm, so came about the 7 Commandments. Unfortunately, but undoubtedly in the pigs’ advantage, most of the other animals did not know how to read or write. Because of this the other members of the farm had to bestow their trust and goodwill in the more educated of the animals. Little did they know that their innocence and their devotion to the farm as a whole would in the end lead to their demise....   [tags: George Orwell]

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Mother-Daughter Relationship in Toni Morrison's Beloved

- The Mother-Daughter Relationship in Toni Morrison's Beloved In Toni Morrison novel, Beloved , the author creates a mother-daughter relationship in which the mother Sethe, out of love, murders her daughter Beloved to free and protect her from the harshness of slavery. Because of this, the baby ghost of her deceased daughter haunts her conscience and is later resurrected to further torment Sethe about her act of love. From the time she slits the throat of her infant daughter and until the end of the novel, we are associated with the justifications of Sethe's actions and become understanding of Morrison's use of this conflict to recreate history in relaying the harshness of slaver...   [tags: Toni Morrison Beloved Essays]

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Analysis of Anthem for Doomed Youth

- Wilfred Owen the son of Tom and Susan Owen was born on March 18, 1893, in Oswetry, England. He was educated at the Birkenhead institute and at Shrewbury Technical School. At the age of 17, Owen began to show an interest in arts, and poetry. He worked as a pupil teacher at the Wyle Cop School while he was preparing for his exam to attend the University of London. After he failed the entrance exam he worked as an English teacher in the Berlitz School in Bordeaux. Wilfred Owen was a famous British war poet in World War I....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Possible Mechanisms of Scrapie Contraction

- The Possible Mechanisms of Scrapie Contraction Scrapie was first discovered in Great Britain in the late 1900’s. The first case of scrapie in the United States was found in Michigan in 1947 when the flock owner had imported sheep of British origin several years prior. Since then scientists have researched to find the cause of the scrapie agent that are classified as transmissible spongiform encephalopathy. At the present, scientists have presented three main theories that explain why the scrapie agent holds a dangerous threat against its host and how it elicits its symptoms....   [tags: Biology Medical Biomedical]

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Censorship is Not the Answer

- Censorship is Not the Answer "Congress shall make no law... abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press." - First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution "This is true liberty when free born men, having to advise the public, may speak free." -Euripides, Fifth Century B.C. "There is room for all of us - and our divergent view - under the First Amendment." - Spiro Agnew "... They have expelled Huck from their library as 'trash and suitable only for the slums.' That will sell 25,000 copies for us for sure." - Mark Twain, 1885 "Why teach us to read and then say we can't?" - Mowat Middle School in Florida, 1986 Throughout history, members of society as individuals or as groups have take...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Animal Rights in the Media

- Animal Rights in the Media This essay will explore the moral and ethical issues raised by human superiority over animals, why we shouldn’t have any superiority, and how this subject is portrayed in a variety of different media. The world today is becoming less aware of the pain and suffering being inflicted on animals. As a result, animals are becoming even more and more downtrodden in society. Humans have, and continue to, treat animals as if they are property, as if we can own and therefore control their lives and what happens to them....   [tags: social issues]

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Bhopal, India Chemical accident, 1984

- Just after midnight on December 3, 1984, a pesticide plant in Bhopal, India had a chemical leak accident. The chemical that was released into the air is called methyl isocyanate, or MIC, used to make pesticides. This chemical is tremendously harmful and fatal to humans, livestock, and crops. Only a short-term exposure may cause death or unfavorable health effects. The slums of Bhopal and its residents that surrounded the plant which were mostly affected by the gas suffered dearly. An estimated 8,000 people dead and about 300,000 more suffering from its effects....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Should we all become vegetarians?

- Should all people become vegetarians . As we can now observe, vegetarianism has become something fashionable, and the number of people who reject eating meat is constantly increasing. In Britain, for instance, over 5 million people have done it so far. It is obviously connected with the recent animal diseases, but this tendency is likely to spread on the other regions of the world. However, it is not only a fashion or fear of illnesses. I myself became a vegetarian about 2 years ago, and I can see a number of reasons why people should stop eating meat....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen

- Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen Since the threat of war in some part of the world everyday and because of the colossal impact that it has had on our lives, it doesn't seem surprising that it is a popular theme of poetry. Sonnets are an extremely passionate form of poetry, used to show how the poet feels in their heart; both Rupert Brooke and Wilfred Owen create this passion in excellent, but very different ways. "Anthem for Doomed Youth" by Wilfred Owen is a Shakespearean sonnet reflecting on the callous life at war....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Sirens of Titan

- The Sirens of Titan Marek Vit "It took us that long to realize that a purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved." (Vonnegut:220) The Sirens of Titan is Kurt Vonnegut's second novel. He has written it in 1959, seven years after his previous Player Piano. It has been described as a pure science fiction novel and, after only one reading, it really can be considered to be one. The intricate plot and fascinating detail may obscure the serious intent of the novel....   [tags: Sirens of Titan Essays]

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Joseph Heller's Catch 22

- Catch 22 Comparison Paper Catch 22 by Joseph Heller is a complex and intricate novel. Heller uses many themes, does not have the story line in chronological order and often uses irony in his descriptions. Many of the themes can be compared to other literature. One of the themes that can be compared is fear in war. The idea is that the evils and cruelty of war can make a grown man go back into a "fetal" state. This can be seen in The Ball Turret Gunner by Randall Jarrell and can be compared to the metaphor used in chapter five of Catch 22....   [tags: Comparison Compare Contrast]

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Censorship in Public Schools

- because he thinks they might contain "obscenities or offensive sexual references" (Berger 59). -A Vermont high school librarian is forced to resign because she fought the school board's decision to remove Richard Price's The Wanderers, and to "restrict" the use of Stephen King's Carrie and Patrick Mann's Dog Day Afternoon (Jones 33). -An Indiana school board takes action that leads to the burning of many copies of a textbook that deals with drugs and the sexual behavior of teenagers (Berger 61)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Changes Since The Sixties

- There were no time guzzling metal detectors at the airports... or the schools. There were no grouchy warning labels on the records and no ratings necessary on the movies. And TV shows were acceptable to the whole family. Those were the sixties or at least part of it. Some of the 52 million sixties’ boomers called it the decade of peace, harmony and love mainly for the movement for peace and the “flower power” attitude. Others, a little more pessimistic, called it the decade of dissatisfaction because of the protests against the war and the race riots in many cities....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Phiestria: The Unseen Killer

- Phiesteria: The Unseen Killer An incredibly scary new type of algae is on the loose on the eastern seaboard of the United States and worst of all not many people know about it. Phiesteria piscicida- Latin for “fish killer” has been living in the mud of rivers for millions of years, but until recently something has jolted its metabolism into overdrive and has caused it to become a fearsome predator. This newly discovered type of dinoflagellate or marine protozoa, which generally has two flagella and cellulose covering, has been living off simple nutrients in the river waters of primarily North Carolina, until now that is....   [tags: essays research papers]

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History of the Refrigerator

- History of the Refrigerator Back in time a long time ago, around 500 B.C. the Egyptians and Indians made ice on cold nights by setting water out in earthenware pots and keeping the pots wet. In the 18th century England, servants collected ice in the winter and put it into icehouses, where the sheets of ice were packed in salt, wrapped in strips of flannel and stored underground to keep them frozen until summer. Before the refrigerator or "ice box" was introduced people used snow and ice to keep their food cool, which was either found locally or brought down from the mountains....   [tags: Papers]

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Biography of Kurt Vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was born to third-generation German American parents in the city of Indianapolis, year 1922, November 11th. While at Shortridge High School in Indianapolis, Vonnegut was heavily involved with the school’s daily newspaper, the first and only daily high school newspaper in our nation. During his time at Cornell University, Vonnegut became the school paper’s senior editor. World War II then began, and so Vonnegut joined our nation’s armed forces. Mother’s Day came in 1944, and during this time while Vonnegut was home on leave, his mother committed suicide....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Swot Analysis of Patagonia

- Abstract Patagonia's mission statement is, to use business to inspire and implement solutions to environmental crisis. Patagonia is a clothing company that focus is on selling environmentally safe outdoor apparel. This papers focus is on the history of Patagonia their environmental marketing strategies and their competition. There has also been some outside research done to see what the public perception of Patagonia is....   [tags: swot business analysis finance]

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Frankenstein, Dracula And Spiritualism

- 1. Mary Shelley's Frankenstein tells the story of a man's desire to control life itself. Victor Frankenstein's main goal is his own glory and power. He desires like Prometheus before him to take something that is reserved for the god's and make it of use to men. Victor is unable to control this new found power and it eventually destroys him. Shelley tells this story of knowledge and science by introducing the romantic temperament of Victor and the gothic themes of the creation of the creature and the horrors it unleashes....   [tags: Comparative Literature]

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Kurt Vonnegut

- A man of many (yet respectable) words, Kurt Vonnegut was always ready to express his intricately woven philosophies in his literature and art. After facing many personal trials including his mother’s suicide and his prisoner of war status, Vonnegut had a wealth of material to write about. Self described as a Freethinker and Humanist, Vonnegut wrote an impressive catalog of science fiction philosophy novels. Although at worst he was described as simply a “comic book philosopher,” the majority of the scholarly world sees him dark moral comedy king and as an expert social satirist and humanist....   [tags: Biogrophy]

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Say WHAT!?

- English is a fantastic language. It is the most versatile language in the world, although French isn’t far behind. While English contains more vocabulary words than French does, its true strength lies in the fact that there are so many different ways of saying the same things in fabulously descriptive ways. Unfortunately, for the same reason, it’s also a cakewalk to obfuscate true meaning beyond any hope of understanding it. I’m not talking about language specific to various professions and working trades....   [tags: Culture]

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Political Correctness

- English is a fantastic language. It is the most versatile language in the world, although French isn’t far behind. While English contains more vocabulary words than French does, its true strength lies in the fact that there are so many different ways of saying the same things in fabulously descriptive ways. Unfortunately, for the same reason, it’s also a cakewalk to obfuscate true meaning beyond any hope of understanding it. Understand that I’m not talking about language specific to various professions and working trades....   [tags: U.S. Politics]

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Mother Night

- Life is a Snake which Bites its Tail Vonnegut uses the cyclical nature of life to counteract the perceived definitive nature of it. Vonnegut believes that all real life events, history, and time are circular; they have no determinable beginning or end. Each of Vonnegut’s novels stresses the notion that life is cyclical. In Breakfast of Champions, Vonnegut states that time, “Is a serpent which eats its tail” (205). This imagery shows Vonnegut’s depiction of time as a circle. According to Vonnegut time has no beginning, middle, or end, thus it is impossible to depict it in any linear form....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Kurt Vonnegut ]

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Animal Farm

- Animal Farm written by George Orwell is an animal fable happens in a farm where animals start building a communism society, but end up being totalitarianism, hinting obliquely at the communists in the real world. The gaps between pigs and other common animals, demonstrate the theme that the corruption of power appears when majority is ruled. The intelligence superior allows the pigs placing themselves at a position which is closer to the power and which is more easily to corrupt. The inability to question the authorization makes the other common animals becoming the naïve working class who suffers the corrupting influence of power....   [tags: George Orwell, totalitarianism, corruption]

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Clostridium Botulinum

- History Clostridium botulinum has a rich history dating back to 19th century Europe where it first contaminated sausages, causing outbreaks of foodborne botulism. (1-3) In fact, the term botulism is derived from the Latin term botulus, meaning sausage. (1,3) Microbiologist Emile Pierre Marie van Ermengem first described the etiologic agent in 1897, (1-3) following isolation of the anaerobic bacillus from ham and splenic tissue obtained upon autopsy. (2,3) Although first referred to as Bacillus botulinus, it was eventually renamed Clostridium botulinum to distinguish it from the aerobic spore-forming genus Bacillus....   [tags: Mechanism of Pathogenicity]

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Vegetarianism

- “Let food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.” stated Hippocrates, the father of Western medicine, 460-377 BC (Silverstone 15). Every American should live by this quote, but things have drastically changed since Hippocrates voiced that divine statement . Nowadays peoples personification of health has nothing to do with what we consume on an everyday basis. Our generation, most certainly will drive straight to McDonalds’s for a Big Mac without hesitation of the harm it is doing to your body....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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Breakfast of Champions

- Breakfast of Champions "Our awareness is all that is alive and maybe sacred in any of us. Everything else about us is dead machinery."(p.221) Introduction Breakfast of Champions; or Goodbye Blue Monday is Kurt Vonnegut's seventh novel. He wrote it in 1972, as he himself says, for his fiftieth birthday. It is Vonnegut's own parody of himself and his works. "The various themes and mannerisms that have animated the earlier novels are seen here in a grotesque, cartoon version of themselves," (Todd)....   [tags: Breakfast of Champions Essays]

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The Butcher Shop

- Around noon on Thursday, my roommate and I walked drearily to the local slaughterhouse, or abattoir, where we would see a pig slaughter. The building we arrived at looked eerie on the school’s campus. The abattoir stood alone, next to the bullpen and at the end of a dirt road. We walked in and a female student greeted us and told us to put on an apron, a hairnet, and a hardhat. The room smelled of warm blood. There were five people in yellow aprons and white hardhats amiably working together butchering a pig, which was currently hanging by its feet, bleeding from its neck....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Descriptive, Observation]

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The Great Gatsby

- The Great Gatsby is a thrilling tale about a very wealthy man named Gatsby. The story is told through the eyes of the narrator, Nick Carraway. In the beginning Nick is showed as someone for all people to tell their problems. They vent their anger and frustration to him. Nick meets Tom and Daisy Buchanan. Nick is not very fond of Tom. Nick then becomes acquainted with Jordan Baker, whom happens to be a golf champion. Baker is portrayed as snotty and stuck up. Hints then begin to arise that there are problems between Daisy and Tom....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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Columbias Rights

- Colombia has endured vicious conflicts throughout its country for the past 36 years. It is considered to be the one of the most violent places in the world, with a murder rate of eight times greater than the United States. Colombia’s army troops, consisting of the 12th Brigade, rebels, guerillas and paramilitaries, have not made the horrendous war any better. Washington has singled out the 12th Brigade for it’s severe brutality towards civilians to the point of U.S aid suspension. The Colombian people constantly live in fear, not only from criminals, but their own troops as well....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Zoning

- Simply put, zoning, in a planning or land use context, is the classification of the land in a community into districts with different regulations for its utilization. Zoning and other methods of land use control have evolved with the primary objectives of promoting the health, safety, and wellbeing of residents while minimizing the negative impacts of one activity or use upon others. Zoning is effectively a legislative process whereby a community prioritizes values associated with land, development, and associated activities....   [tags: City Planning]

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Charlie Chaplin

- &#9;When Charlie Chaplin was a little boy, a sheep escaped on its way to a slaughterhouse near where he lived. Charlie and other youngsters chased the sheep around, laughing and having fun. But when it was taken away, Charlie realized the sad finality of death and cried to his mother. That incident paved the way for the theme of Charlie’s future filmmaking career. Comedy mixed with pathos made perfect sense to him. He was also an everyman character, a lost soul, a wanderer - he embodied the American soul....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kurt Vonnegut

- Here is some info on Kurt Vonnegut. Kurt Vonnegut was born in Indianapolis, Indiana on November 11, 1922. After attending Cornell University from 1941-43 Vonnegut served in World War II and was captured during the Battle of the Bulge. As a prisoner of war, he survived the fire bombing of Dresden by Allied forces on 13 February, 1945 in an underground meat-storage cellar. When he emerged the next morning, Vonnegut was put to work pulling corpses from the ruins of the desolated city once known as "the Venice of the North." In one night the horrific fire-bombing of Dresden killed more people than the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined, more than 135,000 in all....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kurt vonnegut

- Kurt Vonnegut Served as a sensitive cell in the organism of American Society during the 1960's. His work alerted the public about the absurdity of modern warfare and an increasingly mechanized and impersonal society in which humans were essentially worthless and degenerated. The satirical tone and sardonic humor allowed people to read his works and laugh at their own misfortune. Vonnegut was born on November 11, 1922, in Indianapolis, where he was reared. His father was an architect, as his grandfather had been....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Jungle

- Upton Sinclair was the most prolific writer in the history of America. He did most of his work focusing on how the politicians are corrupting the United States and how it will be made a better place; he also wanted political and social reform. The jungle was published in the 1906.it was a grim indication that led the government to a regulation of the food industry inspection. The jungle was specifically written to draw the government's attention to the working condition faced by laborers in America....   [tags: American Literature]

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Human Nature

- Human Nature For hundreds of years people have written countless books about war. Some have chosen to write simply about the events that took place during the war, in the form a historical account, while others have chosen to write about their own, or other people's experiences. However, many of them have portrayed war as being glorious and associated it with valor and honor, suggesting that all participants of war were heroes. In a way these kinds of writings were encouraging warfare by depicting the act of war and its partakers as being admirable....   [tags: Papers]

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Anthrax

- Bacillus anthracis is a bacterium that lives in soil (Medline Plus, 2010) and can cause a serious disease called anthrax. According to the CDC (2006), while anthrax is not known to spread between humans, humans are commonly infected by handling infected animals or animal products. The CDC goes on to explain that there are three types of anthrax: cutaneous – obtained through cuts and open sores, lungs – obtained through the inhalation of spores of the bacteria, e.g. in the wool of animals, and digestive – obtained through consuming infected meat....   [tags: Disease ]

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Anthrax

- Anthrax is a very real and dangerous threat to all people who come in contact with it. The bacterial infection is caused by the bacteriaium Bacillus anthracis. Anthrax is divided into three categories all are contracted in different ways. The first type is called Cutaneous Anthrax; this is where anthrax spores make contact with the skin. If there is a cut or a lesion then a person can be infected. Cutaneous Anthrax is the most common way to get anthrax, but is also the least lethal. The second type of anthrax is called Pulmonary Anthrax this is where a person inhales the spores of anthrax directly into the lungs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Argument Against Eating Meat

- Argument Against Eating Meat Many people don’t believe think anything of what they eat or how it got there. But the harsh truth is the meat that you eat was once a living, breathing creature that had feeling and emotions. Maybe next time you order a steak or chicken nuggets you should think about the animals that went through extreme pain and conditions for you to eat. Not only is it inhumane to put animals through such pain, not eating meat and having a vegetarian lifestyle can have huge benefits to animals, the environment, and your health....   [tags: Vegetarianism, Persuasive, Argumentative]

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The Jungle Book by Upton Sinclair

- The Jungle by Upton Sinclair exemplifies a muckraking style in its often gory depictions of life in a meat packing factory, Sinclair writes of how the meat packing industry exploits its workers, many of whom are uneducated and poor in the same way a capitalist government exploits it's working class. Sinclair uses Symbolism in terms of physical objects, Objects that serve a metaphorical purpose, and oppressive tone, to persuade the reader that Capitalism leads to the declination and corruption of America and that the only way to remedy this is socialistic government....   [tags: sociological analysis of the story]

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Animals: Off The Menu Or Should We Feed Them Up To Suffer?

- Once King Lear turned to the blind Earl of Gloucester and asked, “How do you see the world?” The Gloucester replied, “I see it feelingly” Shouldn’t we all. The fact is, that eating meat is criticised on health and is considered as ethically wrong. So, with all these negative consequences of eating meat you would think that actions are being advocated. Animals must be taken off the menu. Animals must be taken off the menu because; today nine million animals will be killed in slaughterhouses. The human race today, will have the blood of nine million cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and sheep on their hands....   [tags: rights, cruelty, environment]

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The Endless Fight to Stop Animal Cruelty

- Animal cruelty has always been a hot topic for animal lovers all over the world. There are many organizations to try and end the cruelty of these innocent animals. It’s sad to think an individual would think treating an animal aggressively is an acceptable behavior. If a human is accused of animal abuse, then there should be serious consequences due to their wrongdoing. Animals need to be respected in the same manner as humans. There are many ways that could be considered animal abuse. A human physically harming the helpless animal, puppy mills, hoarding animals, cruel animal factories and many more are all considered animal cruelty....   [tags: animal abuse, puppy mill, animal cruelty]

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Cannibalism: The Human Consumption of Human Flesh

- There has always been the saying that, food always tastes like Chicken, but would people from Turkey actually taste like turkey. Given the conditions of worldly issues such as: world hunger, poverty, over population, and animal cruelty, it only makes sense that a practice such as cannibalism should fit into society norms. The act of cannibalism could easily benefit us in many ways and is believed to have been happening since the pre-historic times. Cannibalism has been a way of the past and may be an insight into the future....   [tags: taboo, food, chicken, turkey]

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Hitler

- Today, April 20 is my birthday. I was born in 1889. My Father was the ‘illegitimate’ son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber. I was born at Braunau am Inn. My name is Adolph Hitler. I hate ‘Jews’ for they don’t deserve to live. They are like a deadly, filthy plague. It is best that they are exterminated. “If twelve or fifteen thousand of these Jews who are corrupting the nation had been forced to submit to poison-gas, just as hundreds of thousands of our best German workers are to facing it in the field, then the millions of sacrifices made at the border would not have been in vain.” The death of our beloved is the fault of these unlikable few....   [tags: essays research papers]

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More than Just Creatures that Coexist with Humans

- The Dalai Lama once said, “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.” This goes for animals too. Animals are now much more than creatures we coexist with on Earth. They are companions within our homes and hearts. Any living species has rights. Just as you and I deserve respect, animals do also. When you think of animal farms, most of us resort to the image of animals and chickens on Old McDonald’s farm with a bright red barn in the background. However, animals have not always been in agriculture....   [tags: companions, animal abuse]

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Henry Ford's Key to Production and Efficiency

- ... Drawing on the ideas of others, Ford was beginning to figure out his own method for efficiency. Ford’s key to efficiency, however, was caused greatly by his ability to master Taylorism. At the time, Frederick Taylor had only applied his groundbreaking ideas to human life. Frederick Taylor was interested in using specific time trials in order to find the one fastest way to accomplish a job. Taylor was known for basing his life on science as he even invented a device that would wake him up if he ever fell dozed off in a chair ....   [tags: the core of an assembly line]

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Is Eating Dog Inmoral or Not?

- In Jonathan Safran Foer’s “Let Them Eat Dog”, he discusses a controversial, yet debatable topic. The topic concerns the eating of dogs, and whether or not it is moral and right. This is an issue that has two sides to consider; it is either completely right or completely wrong, there is no in-between. The argument to eat dog is presented with the use of ethos, pathos, and logos. Foer has a number of important arguments why eating dogs is moral and unmoral, in the end he leaves it to the judgment of the reader as to which side they come down on....   [tags: dining on man's best friend, ]

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Animal Liberation by Peter Singer

- Animals can be a man's best friend; however, they can also be ones worst enemy after passing certain boundaries. Peter Singer who wrote Animal Liberation gave valid points in my opinion because animals do have a right to live and we should give them their space. Humans take everything for granted and never seem to learn until it too late. Today slaughterhouses are abusing animals in disturbing ways which has to change. I will agree with Singers concepts on animals because they have a right to live a peaceful life like humans; they have a life ahead of them once they are born....   [tags: animal rights, interests, food]

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A Look at What is Inside Your Food in Food Inc.

- ... Americans are being mislead towards what we our food actually contains. Throughout this film, we see a number of ways of food not being what we think it is. For example, Food companies are using growth hormones and unnatural methods to quicken the development of animals. In Food Inc. we can see the chickens, pigs and cows being raised in small areas not being able to move. They are fed corn as their main diet that causes quick weight gain. They are also being given unnatural anti-biotics to produce quick results so they can be slaughtered more quickly....   [tags: animals, labeling, contamination]

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Significance Of Satire In Brave New World by Huxley

- ... In this novel about a dull-witted man, going to and fro in time, while doing nothing to change the world around him. This, in itself, is a statement about society, how dull-witted humanity is about war. In the end, Vonnegut’s makes an assertion about what one does after a massacre, or could only do. While many suggest that Vonnegut negate free will, others believe otherwise; after all, Slaughterhouse-5 is meant to belittle untimely death under horrific situations. Satire tends to leave readers with a serious after-taste, making them chuckle slightly at something absurd one moment, and then leaving them to think about what the absurd situation really represents in the real world....   [tags: free will, change, utopia]

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Microbial Contamination in Meat

- DISCUSSION Microbial contamination in meat depend on the way the animal is slaughtered and eviscerated and the means by which the meat is normally handled and stored in terms of time and temperature. They also rely on sanitized conditions in the slaughterhouses (Brown and Baird-Parker, 1982). Chemicals, salt, low temperature, heat and irradiation practices have been used to eradicate, slow down or decrease pathogens in food and food products. Antimicrobials organic agent of organic acids such as lactic acid, and acetic acid have been used as food preservatives and are usually documented as safe (GRAS) (Branen et al., 1990)....   [tags: biochemical anaysis]

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Animal Cruelty and Massive Corporations

- Animal cruelty is a rapidly growing nationwide problem. Animals are being battered and starved everyday. There are many forms of animal cruelty; some forms are scientific research, abandonment, and mistreatment. What many people believe is that most of these cases are done by animal owners is utterly untrue. Massive corporations like McDonalds and KFC’s have slaughterhouses in which they slaughter up to 4 million animals, per factory per day. They also use equipment that cause prolonged periods of suffering to animals, these corporations are also in total denial when confronted, this is absolutely shocking....   [tags: Animal cruelty, Animals, Corporations, ]

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Horse Slaughter

- The use of horses for human consumption dates back to the earliest use of animals for human consumption. Horses are used for food in many counties but are also considered inhumane in other countries. In the United States specifically, horsemeat is not the norm for consumed meat. There seems to be a problem that has arisen. It is suspected that horses being slaughtered at horse slaughtering factories are not the most up to date, pain free for the horse, and human as people suspect them to be like beef kill floors....   [tags: legalization, horsemeat]

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Eric Schlosser's Fast Food Nation: Undermining American Values

- Andrew F. Smith once said, “Eating at fast food outlets and other restaurants is simply a manifestation of the commodification of time coupled with the relatively low value many Americans have placed on the food they eat”. In the non-fiction book, “Fast Food Nation” by Eric Schlosser, the author had first-hand experiences on the aspects of fast food and conveyed that it has changed agriculture that we today did not have noticed. We eat fast food everyday and it has become an addiction that regards many non-beneficial factors to our health....   [tags: Fast Food Culture]

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Slaughtering for the Humanness of Horses

- Slaughtering for the Humanness of Horses The closing of slaughterhouses in the United States for horses has resulted in inhumane treatment and gross neglect for thousands of horses. Congressmen, lobbyists, activists, actors, and every day people have petitioned for these death traps to be destroyed, all for the benefit of the horse. The horse, who cannot speak, can only react to his surroundings. The ones to be benefited are the people who see this as cruel, and inhumane; to give them a clear conscious, because they feel endeared to this animal....   [tags: Animal Rights]

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Saving the Environment with Veganism

- A United Nations report states that land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops fed to livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") To meet the industry’s demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. ("Meat Production Wastes Natural Resources") With that in mind, the meat industry also dumps disease-causing pathogens through animal waste that pollutes water and forces the need for waste lagoons to be constructed, which are susceptible to leaking and flooding....   [tags: animal agriculture, pollution, deforestation]

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Saving the Environment with Veganism

- A United Nations report states that the land used for animal agriculture, both for grazing and production of crops as food for livestock, takes up an astounding 30% of land on Earth. (PETA.org) To meet the industries’ demands, over 260 million acres of forest in the U.S. have been cleared to grow grain fed to farm animals. (PETA.org) With that in mind, the meat industry also dumps disease-causing pathogens through animal waste that pollutes water and forces the need for waste lagoons to be constructed, which are susceptible to leaking and flooding....   [tags: agriculture, climate, pollution, deforestation]

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Hell's Kitchen and the Capeman Murder

- Hell's Kitchen and the Capeman Murder Hell's Kitchen is the section of Manhattan that is between 34th and 59th Streets and from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. It was the home of New York's most dangerous criminals from the early tenement days to Prohibition to the Westies. The population consisted of poor people who lived in a disorderly fashion and expressed themselves with a demanding spirit. Mayhem and reports of criminal homicide from the late nineteenth century on supply a good idea of daily life in Hell's Kitchen....   [tags: Papers]

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An Analysis on Damien Hirst’s Sculpture: This Little Piggy Went to Market, This Little Piggy Went Home

- The focus of this essay will be on an analysis on Damien Hirst’s sculpture, from the ‘Freeze’ exhibition, entitled ‘This little piggy went to market, this little piggy went home’. This analysis will make use of Barnard’s definition of denotative meaning and how the formal elements contribute to the connotative function of the work. Barnard (intext) defines denotation as the literal nature and explanation of what the image contains. In this case, Damien Hirst’s sculpture (figure 1) constitutes of two sides of a pig, severed in half and positioned in a translucent glass tank of formaldehyde....   [tags: Connotation, Composition, Movement]

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Concepts of the Body, Medicine and Madness in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein

- I intend to examine to what effect concepts of the body, medicine and madness are presented in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818). I shall perform close analysis to parts of the text referring to explorations in new technologies, advances in medical science, and there psychological impacts. I shall discuss social implications of the growth of man’s technological evolution during the eighteenth and nineteenth century. Mary Shelley’s Gothic science-fiction novel Frankenstein (1818) was written and published between two major historical events....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Government Should Not Conceal Information that May Impact Public Health

- When people purchase their meat, they seldom think about the diseases that may come with it. They are confident the meat they are buying is the highest quality their money can afford. However, now and then, there is news of contaminated meat and recalls. This questions the role of the government and its obligation to inform and to serve the public. In the past, the government has passed rules and laws such as the Meat Inspection Act of 1906 and Kevin’s Law. However, they have proved to be insufficient and required a long process to pass such regulations....   [tags: argumentative essay]

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Exploring The Jungle: The True Impact of a Literary Masterpiece

- Literature is a powerful and persuasive tool. History holds the proof that a well-written novel, even a work of fiction, has the power to profoundly impact society. One such novel is Upton Sinclair’s 1906 expose of the American immigrant, infamously titled The Jungle. The story is of the trials and tribulations of a Lithuanian family struggling to earn a living in the slaughterhouses of Chicago. The issues faced by this family are some of the most disturbing fictional depictions of the lower class, and some of the most well-read in the past century....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Power of Language In The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

- The truth can be very explicit, disgusting and revolting, but people have to find the forces to understand it and distinguish the real things from deception. The power of the language is noticed in numerous psychologically-philosophic and social scientific doctrines of human life as the mighty tool to hide and disclose the reality; run the crowd; force and motivate people to do certain things as well as stop them from doing of some actions at all. Unsurprisingly, but famous American writer Upton Sinclair understood the principle of language power better than anyone else in the dawn of 19th century....   [tags: sociological novel, social scientific doctrines]

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The Food and Drug Adminstration from Upton Sinclair´s The Jungle

- ... As I read the Jungle I saw from beginning to end the struggle an immigrant family went through and realized being in the real world is a lot harder especially if you don’t have an education. The Jungle is an American classic because of the role in took place in the Food and Drug Administration and made a difference to all the workers who worked in the meat packing industry. Throughout the book the author illustrates the ups and downs Jurgis and his family went through as they lived in Chicago....   [tags: workers, immigrants, meat, industry]

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Benefits and Problems Brought by The Industrial Revolution in England

- Throughout the time period of the 1800s The Industrial Revolution was a time of immense transformation and radical change for Great Britain. The nation was literally the hub of the revolution, and was viewed upon as the nation that started it all. A lot of changes occurred during this time period. People stopped the usage of hand tools, and started using machinery to create various goods. The nation as a whole experienced many technological advances during this critical time. People found themselves relocating their families to larger urban areas in search of work in new industries....   [tags: employment, pollution, sanitation]

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Livestock: Horses Should not be Slaughtered in the United States

- This destroyed the image set by Americans, a great strong champion reduced to a pile of steaks, or put into dog food. Where is freedom and liberty in that. But, though they excel at it, horses are not just made to run, some horses are used as guides for the blind. Horses contribute so much to society and all that potential is wasted in each horse sent to slaughter. Another cultural reference is the mustang, a strong free animal that roams the range. Mustangs were formerly protected from slaughter until recently in 2005 when a bill killed a 1971 law that prevented feral horses from being sold to slaughterhouses....   [tags: changing culture, cows, steaks]

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The American Dream in The Jungle by Upton Sinclair, Jr.

- ... The Jungle, from 1906, has been deemed as “a classic denunciation of industrial capitalism and one of the most revolutionary novels of the age” (wordsocialism.org). In the “Progressive Era”, Sinclair’s ideas were at the center of the social movement, due to the brutality of the time period, The Jungle was not easily published. “The aesthetics of a novel include the way an author uses elements of style, such as imagery, irony, and paradox, to enhance characters, plot, and theme. From this perspective, The Jungle is not considered quality literature.” (cliffsnotes.com) Others thought that Sinclair only wrote the novel as propaganda for his political career, or as a simple muckraking novel...   [tags: socialism, socialist party]

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E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Protecting Consumer Health

- E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Protecting Consumer Health In 2005 the averages for annual meat consumption per capita in America was a total of 185 pounds. And in 2007, the average consumption rose to 227 pounds. It is staggering to learn that the number has been increasing over the last 6 years. Due to high demand in meat consumption, the meat industries have employed technological short cuts such as hormones and drugs to maximize production which in result formed factory farming.(Green) Factory farming has become a popular technique that many farmers are using to raise animals....   [tags: Health ]

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E. coli Traceability and Eradication Act: Protecting Consumer Health

- In 2005, the average for annual meat consumption per capita in America was a total of 185 pounds. In 2007, the average consumption rose to 227 pounds. It is staggering to learn that the number has been increasing over the last six years. Moreover, the statistics indicate that Americans’ diet rely heavily on meat. Thus, the meat industries have employed technological short cuts such as hormones and drugs to maximize production (Meat). Technological advances in agricultural business have brought forth factory farming and has become a popular technique to raise animals....   [tags: Health ]

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The Jungle: The Explicit Naturalism and Deep Rhethoric Techniques

- “The Jungle” is a sociological novel, the work of public and literature heritage. The story is about the hard destiny of Lithuanian immigrants who seek for freedom and justice in America that become the hostages of merciless socialistic labor system in the United States. Jurgis Rudkus suffers from the loss of his family that took place in the naturalistic scenes of gloomy slaughterhouses of Chicago, where, in monstrous miasmatic of demoralization, the hero flay the dead tubercular carcasses. With the help of grandiose rhetorical techniques like metaphor, parallelism, simile, key words, amplification and outstanding verbal approaches, Upton Sinclair won the hearts of thousands people due to...   [tags: socialism, freedom, America, Upton Sinclair]

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Artificial Intelligence: iRobot or Humans, Who Is More Dangerous?

- There are many concerns about the negative effects of technological advancement including: threat to privacy, electronic error or malfunction, and automation leading to loss of humanity. Many researchers argue that electronic advancement comes at a negative cost to human performance. Leading computer advancement leads to reliance on technology to perform menial tasks. However, there are arguments that state that humans are in fact the ones who threaten all forms of advancement because the produce majority of the error that risks lives and make mistakes....   [tags: Technological Advancements, Privacy, Effects]

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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle and the Meat-Packing Industry Today

- Meatpacking pertains to the raising, slaughtering, packaging and processing of livestock such as pigs, cows, and chickens. Prior to slaughter, animals are grown and fed. Food borne illness and pathogens still plague the meatpacking industry since the creation of meatpacking. The government plays a huge role in providing legislation and ensuring the safety of meat products and business. Although the government is meant to inspect and guarantee safety, many unlawful practices appear overlooked pertaining to the safety of meat for consumers....   [tags: Pros and Cons of the Meat-Packing Industry]

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The Growing Issue of Animal Abuse in Poor Countries

- The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way in which its animals are treated.” (Gandhi). Sadly it seems that there is much to be desired from America. Over the past few years there has been an increase in animal abuse, sadly numerous cases go unreported and unrecognized. It is estimated by the HSUS that every year nearly one million animals are abused or killed with connections of domestic violence. From this growing issue, it is seen that humans have power over animals....   [tags: dogs, poverty, moral progress]

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Being a Vegetarian is Better For the Planet

- Albert Einstein once said, "Nothing will benefit human health and increase chances of survival for life on earth as much as the evolution to a vegetarian diet." As people move into a more health conscious society, vegetarianism is becoming a popular choice. While some people cannot imagine a day without meat, others are convinced that a vegetarian lifestyle is the better option. There are numerous benefits of being a vegetarian. Some of the reasons are as follows: vegetarianism has multiple health paybacks, is far better for the environment, and is morally sound....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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A Brief History of Animal Abuse and Cruelty

- ... Abandonment is the leading form of animal cruelty. (See illustration.) “It is quite clear that in abusing animals we abuse our relationship with animals, and that we abuse ourselves. We become less human to the extent that we treat any living beings as things” (R.D. Laing). There is a very evident connection between animal cruelty and cruelty to other humans. In studies conducted between 1983 and 2004, 60% of children who met the criteria for child abuse/neglect had families that were cruel to their pets....   [tags: common world issue, need for reduction]

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People and Animals Deserve the Right to Live

- ... The fact in the matter is that either group, whether people or animals, if there being exterminated while others just sit and watch, no one cares enough to put an end to it. For example, the Bermuda Conference reports were kept secret because although they knew what was happening over in Germany and the surrounding areas, they had decided to do absolutely nothing to help. No one country wanted to allow the Jews to immigrate to their land. On September 15, 1935 the Nazi party put in place the Nuremberg Laws, in which defined what a Jew was and/or looked like....   [tags: brutallity, experiments, holocaust]

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Upton Sinclair: A Voice For Food Safety

- In 1906 Doubleday published a fiction novel based in reality and centered on immigrant life in the Chicago meat packing district. “The Jungle,” was written by Upton Sinclair, a 27 year old author from Baltimore under a $500 advance from a socialist newspaper. This novel soon became a focus of controversy and change within the United States. Though known more for it’s horrific portrayal of the conditions inside slaughterhouses, only 60 pages of the 413 pages that make up “The Jungle” detail the goings-on of the meat packing industry.Sinclair’s book was intended to be a political and social commentary on the plight of the worker during the turn of the century....   [tags: The Jungle Essays]

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Importance of Being Earnest: Dinner is Served

- Food is the world’s safe house. Primarily, food is what keeps the body in working order. Behind the scenes, food creates an industry that is incomparable to any other. From diners to fishermen, and from bakeries to slaughterhouses, food is known by all. Oscar Wilde takes this universal knowledge of food to create the compelling social satire known as “The Importance of Being Earnest.” Wilde cleverly brings readers into a new world of secrecy, fantasy, and power through the need to eat. With the onset of the “New Woman” era, Oscar Wilde uses food to introduce his humourously repulsed opinion on the freedom of women, while alluding to the struggle of being accepted in this previously unheard...   [tags: Theatre]

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Are Zoos Good or Bad for Animals?

- Starting thousands of years ago, zoos attracted large crowds around the world (Fravel). Because of that, everyone today has seen, been to, or heard of a zoo at least once in their lifetime. However, people are missing valuable information that they need to know about zoos today. Do the zoos really do what most people think. There are 2,400 animal enclosures licensed by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, however only 212 are under strict requirements from the American Zoo and Aquarium Association (AZA); keep in mind that those numbers only involve the zoos in the United States (Fravel)....   [tags: animal conservation, animal behavior, animals]

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The Federal Government and the Progressive Era

- During the Progressive Era from 1900-1920 the reformers were not very successful at bringing about reform at the national level. These reformers had worked more closely with the federal government than ever before and made some significant gains. In the period of 1900-1920 the progressive era focused on labor, trust, women’s rights and bad sanitation. With the help of the federal government they were able to achieve most of their goals. The fight against labor received a good response from federal politicians....   [tags: labor, trust, women's rights, bad sanitation]

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