When I first read Come Into Animal Presence by Denise Levertov I was captivated. The poem spoke to me, after I first read it the way I interpreted the poem is a bit different than the way I see it now. When I first read the book I believed that Levertov was trying to show us how innocent and simple animals are, but yet how humans are not. I thought this, for she used words like guileless (innocent, without deception) and insouciant (showing a lack of concern) to describe animals. She talks about how the animals do only what they know to do, the animals do not leave their course because it is the only thing they know.
We are not alone on this Earth. We, humans, have animals by our side. We share this inhabitable planet together with animals, and they should have same right as we do on this beautiful planet. Animals are pure instinctual living creatures who never think before following their instincts. They won’t think otherwise before killing a person.
Relating Seligman’s theory of learned helplessness to spousal abuse, it is inferable that individuals experiencing chronic spousal abuse have learned to be helpless. Similarly to the shock experiment, individuals in abusive relationships endure abuse where escape is impossible, due to either financial reasons or actual confinement. After suffering this abuse, victims learn to be helpless forgetting their ability to escape their abuser; similar to how the animals became so apathetic they do not even try to escape the shock. Victims might also rely on their abusers over time, making escape even more challenging because external resources may not be obvious causing the victim to feel helpless and trapped. 4.
When you choose to foster, you’re assisting in both traumatic issues. Firstly, any new animals dropped off in the shelter system can skip the entire stressful process of shelter life and go right to you. Secondly, taking in that animal that needs an extra boost to understand what it is like to be in a loving home environment, something that they may not have been able to receive in the shelter, may turn an “unadoptable” pet around. Animals who have been shown this kind of love and appreciation after their hardships, I believe can make the best pets around. I have personally fostered a kitten named Twizzler and it was such a rewarding experience to both myself and to her since she is now adopted.
If she wanted to condemn animal mistreating, her analogies should have clear-cut evidence as to why it is horrible. However, the basis of all her disputes were absurd; she states in one of her analogies, “You misunderstand the nature of likeliness; I would even say you misunderstand willfully to the point of blasphemy” (PDF pg.17). Costello compared being oblivious about animal abuse to profane talk; the difference of these two topics do not seem to help her case at all. She then goes on to compare human and animal intelligence. The argument was based on the fact that scientists could prove, but also not prove that animals have high intelligence.
They can both listen to heart rates. Service animals and Therapy animals also help people. They also have some differences,are more advance than the other. Comparing the two Therapy animals work at hospitals Also service animals work at the army. Having a loved assistance, by animal is enjoyable.
The absent of cognitive ability, language, or moral judgement cannot become the reasons why they should be discriminated (Singer, 2009). Some says that animals cannot respect our rights, therefore we should not grant rights to them. This makes a typical example of equality and equity cases as it is well known that animals do not have the same cognitive ability as human do, yet we expect them to behave like human. For example, children also do not
I now considered him a member of the people I call family. Thinking about it ethically, we know that lives are precious. In the same way that people do not hesitate to put forth money to care for a child that has a condition or their grandparents that are unable to care for themselves, people take care of their pets if they are valuable enough to them as well. Sure, Milo is simply a dog and most people would not put a dog on the same footing as their kids, and in truth if it had been any other dog I would not have gone through with the procedure. But Milo is different because he has been in my life for many years and, to me, he is extremely important.
There are simply too many animals being brought into this world, and not enough space or homes for them to live. As pet owners, we need to take responsibility in the way we handle this problem. We need to adopt from shelters, spay or neuter our pets and be committed to taking care of them before we get them. This means feeding them correctly, not leaving them outside for a long period of time, socializing them, providing proper training, & giving them enough affection to help them live as healthy companion animals. Given these things these animals can add great enjoyment to your life.
I believe people have basic behaviors that they are born with, but also that we as humans also learn from the people (or animals) around us, just as Oxana did. We model certain behaviors. For example, growing up in a household with my mother, I picked up some of her characteristics. When I am mad, I become impulsive and say the first things that come to mind, without thinking of the consequences. Also, I tend to be somewhat of a “neat freak” when it comes to my living space.