Matthew Bershadker claims in his article, “How to Fight a Puppy Mill,” that we can end the mass production of puppies by taking the “No Pet Store Puppies” pledge and confronting the government about possible bills regarding animal sales. Bershadker is the President & CEO of the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). Even though Bershadker does explain the growth in governmental help related to the end of puppy mills, he does not elaborate on the ways in which an ordinary individual can be active in the protest. The race to end puppy mills is important since they are locations where dogs are breed continuously to supply pet stores with puppies and are harmful, both physically and mentally, to the dogs that are housed …show more content…
This was a brilliant way to start off the article since it exposed the dreadful truth behind the mass production of puppies in a puppy mill. The appeal of pathos in this paragraph is evident and is present yet again in the final paragraph of the essay with the usage of the bullet line “[h]umane treatment is not our gift to animals; it’s our obligation” (Bershadker). There are several other examples of the usage of pathos at the beginning and ending of the article but there aren’t any defined appeals of pathos in the body of the article. In an article that is discussing the inhumane treatment of animals, there needs to be a significant amount of pathos present to sway the …show more content…
Even though this is beneficial information since the audience needs to develop a sound connection with the writer, Bershadker never suggests that he was once an ordinary civilian with a courageous heart and knows how one small act of kindness can save a dog’s life. This is an important piece to include in this article since the audience found this article while searching for a way to help helpless animals. The audience wants to know that someone as average as them can help save an animal’s life. Due to Bershadker’s powerful position as President and CEO of ASPCA, he is unable to form the proper connection with his
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In the poem “Ballad of Birmingham’’ written by Dudley Randal, some fellow peers might disagree with his ways of figurative captivation that he uses about the tragic events displayed to his audience, but believe it or not, there might be a few reasons behind this occurrence- and why it may have surpassed us all. First and foremost, the author took advantage of the heartbreaker and tear-jolter of literature known as Pathos. Pathos is the element of persuasion that was used to make his readers understand the mother’s pain and placement of losing an innocent child; your innocent child.
In her work “What’s Wrong with Animal Rights,” Vicki Hearne challenges common beliefs of animal rights, arguing that animal rights groups do very little to actually benefit animals. She argues that natural selection should be allowed to take place for wild animals, and animals such as cats and dogs should not be seen as property. To persuade the audience to support her position, she uses ethos, pathos, and logos. Her credibility as a trainer makes the logic behind her views reliable, her logic reinforces the examples she uses, and she appeals to emotion using her relationship with her Airedale, Drummer, to support everything her argument is saying. Through these strategies, Vicki Hearne effectively counters the current, popular views of the
Later in the paragraph, he uses pathos again when talking about a family in Leonhardt’s community who had died in a car crash. The fact that it was a family in the author’s neighborhood makes it a little more appealable, yet the author tells the story ineffectively due to a lack of emotion in his storytelling method. The story was very brief, lasting only two sentences. I now length doesn’t usually make something effective or not, but the story lacked important details that could have made it more effective. For instance, if the author had given the people in the story names, it would have made the story easier to sympathize with, but without the names, the characters were dehumanized, leaving the audience without a genuine care for the characters.
Another example of the extenuating use of pathos, can also be found in the very beginning of the article. “Every month, it seems, we hear about our children’s bad test scores in math and science.” The involvement of children causes emotions to rise, the involvement of “our” children makes it personal and gives us the idea of a feigned innocence. Consequently, from Zakaria’s manipulation of feelings we have fallen for his story.
Raghuram Venkatapuram English, Period B7 9/19/16 Rhetorical Analysis Essay Excerpt from “Preface to A Dictionary of the English Language” - By Samuel Johnson. In this excerpt, Samuel Johnson’s feelings about dictionary writers is are very strong, in a sense that he has a direct emotional appeal on the reader about how they, the dictionary writers, are often neglected. In this essay, I will focus on two rhetorical terms - ‘asyndeton’ and, from Aristotle’s Three Appeals, ‘Pathos’ or emotion.
The style of the essay is persuasive and really pushes you to adopt pets. The author uses mainly pathos, and logos to convey the top eight reasons for rescuing a pet. Pathos is used when she points out that by adopting a pet you are saving them from euthanized. Logos is used in the essay when the author says that adoption is a cheaper choice, and the Shelter Pet Project makes it easy.
A puppy mill is “an establishment that breeds puppies for sale, typically on an intensive basis and in conditions regarded as inhumane.” There are thousands of puppy mills in the United States, some of which are not recorded. Therefore, the ASPCA has concluded that there could be over 10,000 puppy mills in the United States. There are many issues regarding puppy mills, from the way they treat the animals and the upkeep of their environment. Many of the puppy mills are not regulated and not licensed to own a puppy mill.
Pathos is the rhetorical appeal that is used to appeal to the emotions of the readers. I believe that Ms. Woolf is using pathos to creating a warning signal about how dangerous society is through this excerpt. The story opens up with, “It is nature that is the ruin of Wembley;...”, which can be interpreted in the way
By having puppy mills there is more tax money to be collected, which results in more improvements in the county on roads and other projects. The “Puppy Mill Pet Shop Life Cycle” shows how puppies enter the puppy mill cycle. This cycle usually begins with an owner wanting the puppy, becoming frustrated with the puppy’s health and vet bills, leading to the shelters becoming crowded with abandoned puppies, the mothers and pups are kept in unsanitary cages. The puppies are then packed into crates and sold, these crates are transported to their destination. After reaching the destination the puppies are resold to pet shops, which restarts the puppy mill cycle.
Immigration, as of the late, has been a fiery topic of discussion in our country. Not just fiery but controversial as well. This issue is one of the most discussed through the recent presidential debates. And it should be. Immigration has been an ongoing obstacle that has yet to find a solution or has yet taken a path to success.
When you look in the window at a cute little puppy at a pet store have you ever thought about what that puppy’s life might have been like before they got to that store? Frankly speaking, I never did until I started reading about puppy mills. Puppy farms or puppy mills are institutions of cruelty usually hidden from public view where dogs are housed in shocking appalling conditions. It is not unusual for large number of dogs to be crammed together in filthy pens and cages. As a pet owner, animal lover, or as a concerned adult, it is time for us to save this helpless dogs and puppy as puppy mills are extremely inhumane and need to be stopped.
In the editorial "The health crisis of mental health stigma," the editorial utilizes ethos pathos, and logos, to shed light on the crisis of mental health. According to the editorial mental health is not seen as a significant health issue as others are. This issue is overlooked by many peoples and doctors. The two strongest rhetorical appeals that this editorial uses and applies very well are ethical appeal and logical appeal. Also, manages to include an emotional appeal.
Puppies suffer from fear, anxiety, and other behavioral problems because they are separated from their littermates and mother at such a young age. The puppies are transported long distances in cramped cages causing them to suffer from debilitating conditions and diseases. The article, “A Dog’s Life; Puppy Mills,” states that when engaging in an industry that pertains to live animals and is looking to make a high profit, less money is put into the business. This means that less care is provided for the animals creating a severely inhumane environment. Puppy mills could
He breaks the article into four main topics: what hurts the most, whether or not animal lovers are nature haters, are vegetarians bigots, and whether or not animals have rights. He mentions that many philosophers debate whether the suffering farm animals go through is even necessary to consider due to the success that comes from the production of animal products. He furthermore writes that although animal lovers and environmentalists do not always see eye-to-eye, they agree that it is against reputable morals to support the factory farming of animals. He cleverly concludes the article by stating that if one has strong moral values, then they should not support factory-farmed
Though animals are suffering on the streets and in animal shelters, people continue to buy their pets from breeders and puppy mills. “Nationally, only 20% of the dogs and cats in homes are adopted from animal shelters” (One At A Time). As more U.S. citizens choose breeder-bred animals, the demand for breeders and puppy mills increase. Animals in puppy mills suffer from cruelty and health problems such as blindness, deafness, heart disease, and kidney diseases. As more animals are bred, the animal homelessness rate grows.