In the passages How to Tell a True War Story by Tim O’Brien and Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell, there are many similarities and differences between the two passages, but the differences exceed the similarities. While both sections talk about a shooter, human death, and animal death; they differentiate in the shooters motives, pacing, and narration structure. Just as How to Tell a True War Story has the death of Curt Lemon, Shooting an Elephant also has the death of the coolie. In Tim O’Brien’s story, Curt Lemon is killed by a boobytrapped bomb in which O’Brien leads himself to believe is the sunlight. The passage goes on to describe the events leading up to Lemon’s death and how O’Brien believes that Curt Lemon would have thought the sunlight killed him and not the 105-round, “It was not the sunlight.
She will always be remembered for dedicating her life for the study of mountain gorillas and making sure that people around the world understood the problems that they have to go through on a daily basis and hoping that it would stop the poachers from hunting these magnificent apes. This book did a very good job in providing the inside scoop of how life it is for the Mountain Gorillas in Africa. Although there was one problem with the chronological order of the events listed. For instance, at one point in time she writes about a gorilla when it is in its adulthood, then she talks about its childhood, and finally its death which is very confusing. Despite this confusion, I would recommend this book to anyone who is interested in learning about gorillas because illustrates a woman’s fascinating mission to rescue the gorillas and provides an interesting look at gorillas in their
Others think it’s the most accurate, alternative way of testing different products. According to www.peta.org.uk, president Albert Einstein proudly states, “Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature and it’s beauty.” He is saying, “treat others like you want to be treated,” including animals. There are 72% of people on this planet that oppose animal testing, the other 28% belongs to people who support this issue. According to Animal Testing - ProCon.org, “animals do not have rights, therefore it is acceptable to experiment on them.” This quote is stating the animals have no say in animal testing, therefore the humans decide if it is ok to use them for
The term that is used to describe this is “stress-induced psychosis.” After seeing this footage, primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall stated, “In no lab I have visited have I seen so many chimpanzees exhibit such intense fear. The screaming I heard when chimpanzees were being forced to move toward the dreaded needle in their squeeze cages was, for me, absolutely horrifying” (Goodall). This investigation shows that the majority of people accept animal research because they think that animals don’t suffer, and that it’s scientifically necessary. On the contrary, the New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS) science team has methodically looked at the use of animals in research and determined that it is not predictive for humans and is often irrelevant and
My favorite Somali fairy tale at my childhood was about two blind men who used to argue the size and shape of an elephant. One day, the blind men came to a zoo to resolve their lasted argument. The zoo Veterinarian led them to a tamed small elephant. The first man reached the ear where the other man attained the tail of the elephant. All men explored the rest of the body of the elephant because each one thought he got an answer for his burning curiosity.
There are only two distinct species of elephants left in the world: The African elephant and the Asian elephant. The reason is poaching. By poaching elephants it affects the food chain, habitat loss and coming into conflict with communities. Elephants are just like humans and should not be poached. First of all, by illegally poaching elephants it can affect the food chain.
“Besides, there was the beast’s owner to be considered. Alive, the elephant was worth at least a hundred pounds; dead, he would only be worth the value of his tusks, five pounds, possibly” (3), analyzed Orwell. Trying to convince himself he was doing the right thing, the author makes the acknowledgement that he has legal rights to kill the animal since the owner failed to control it. This creates the understanding that the dominant rulers are what gives the power behind imperialism. If the “owner” of the power fails to control it, then there will be struggles such like the wars the Burmese faced with the British
Zoos may be very necessary for endangered species. But, there are different ways how to save and continue endangered species, and every zoo have had choice how they do it. Some zoos are breeding endangered species trying to continue the species, but that is not right, because it leads to very complicated health issues. For example white tiger who are very rare animal, breeding requirements are that all white tigers parents must be white tigers too, to get only white tiger, and so are zoos breeding white tigers fathers with their daughters and mothers with their sons. But some zoos again are preserving and studying endangered species in captivity to save endangered species in the wild.
Once said by Ricky Gervais, “Warning: Wearing make-up that was tested by torturing a beautiful, innocent creature makes the world an uglier place.” Cosmetic animal testing has been around for close to 80 years due to safety regulations that were implied by government. If these were really safety regulations, wouldn’t someone think that it is not safe to test on animals? Animals are animals whereas humans are humans. Using rats, dogs, or rabbits as testing subjects for mascara, perfume, shampoo, etc. is not humane at all.
To put it simply people do not hold their own views to the same scrutiny they do others and will disagree with an opinion just because they believe it is not their own. This study does not tell us how people's attitudes influence behaviours but it does make astoundingly clear how fluid people's opinions are. And if they are so fluid then how reliably can they be used as an indicator of one's