Microchipped Persuasive Speech

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Topic: Why we should Microchip our pets
General Purpose: To persuade my audience to get their pets’ microchipped
Specific Purpose: After listening to my speech my audience will understand why the benefits outweigh any reasons not to get their pets’ microchipped
Central Idea/ Thesis: Today I want to persuade you all to get your pets’ microchipped because it’s safe, effective, and has many advantages
Introduction: Good morning everyone. I am here today to tell you why you should make the decision to get your pets’ microchipped. Instead of dealing with the heartbreak of possibly losing a beloved pet, let’s all take a look at what we can do to ensure our pets safety.
Attention Getter: According to an article published on Petfinder.com titled
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Make it effective by keeping your info up to date
1. upon getting your pet chipped your chip will need to be registered with a microchip company that will have your information such as phone, address, and name since only the ID number is what shows up once the chip is scanned
2. If you move or change your number always make sure to update that information associated with the chip to make this more effective

C. Getting your pet microchipped is so effective that California passed a bill to make microchips mandatory
1. According to an article Published on Wordpress.com on August 30th, 2011 Titled All is Not Lost: California Becomes First State to Pass Bill Mandating Microchips, Heidi Meinzer states “The bill requires animal control agencies, shelters, and rescues to microchip dogs and cats before being adopted or … before being claimed if picked up as a stray”
2. On April 20th, 2015, in an article titled Failing to Give Your Pet This Could Be a Choice You Regret Published on Mercola.com, Dr. Karen Becker states, “The most popular method for ID’ing pets, second only to ID tags, is microchipping”
Transition: After understanding the procedure and how effective microchipping is, let’s take a look at some of the benefits of chipping pets.

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