Some owners take these races to seriously and too far. If a dog is to do poorly an owner may abuse the dog or even kill it. Dog racing needs to be stopped because it is hurting dogs. Since dog racing is at such high speeds, one wrong step and they fall. They could easily break their necks, legs, and die.
Billy won the tournament , money, and a silver cup (Little Ann is the one who won the silver cup). Billy promised the littlest sister the gold cup. When the grandfather got hurt during the hunting trip a branch came down and hit him. When the dogs died Old Dan lived a little until he died. When both of them died they were buried on top of a little old hill where they could hear the coon dogs howl.
Billy is in a competition for hunting and The older men are about to give up because the day is breaking, but Billy knows his dogs will find the raccoon. He is proven right as Little Ann starts to howl and lets them know she has treed the raccoon. That night they are approved for the championship finals. The next day Little Ann and Old Dan fina a raccoon right away. The raccoon escapes into the water on Old Dan 's head.
Dog Fighting In the world of dog fighting, the players fight alone. A sport designed to kill; even a winner is a loser. While freedom seems like a distant dream, those who escape are permanently scarred. Emotionally and physically, a fighter dog is always traumatized from this inhumane treatment. Each year 16,000 dogs are killed from organized dog fights.
Meat packing industries were becoming more unsafe everyday. This led for more people to become sick and die from diseases because of the rotten, diseased, and contaminated foods they were ingesting. Many people were disturbed by the fact that these meat-packing industries were getting away with all the infections they had in the meat. They were so disturbed that they wanted to expose them and show what their company was actually like. These people became known as the muckrakers.
The book Where the Red Fern Grows by Wilson Rawls is about a boy named Billy and his adventure with Old Dan and Little Ann. With the help of his mentor, his grandfather, Billy works hard to earn enough money to buy himself two raccoon hunting hounds. Billy trains his hounds until they can catch their first raccoon. Even though it takes longer than Billy would liked, it was all worth it in the end. Every night Billy goes out hunting with his two hounds.
“His white T-shirt was splattered with blood. I just stood there, trembling with sudden cold. I thought he might be dead; surely nobody could be beaten like that and live” (Page 32). This shows that Johnny was nearly beaten to death by the Socs and was in a bad shape. This is important because the Greasers are exposed to this violence that would’ve got them killed.
Even more dead from the air and flames! They say it was the worst toll since the Civil War. Every bits and pieces of evidence were tested and to help with that they used dogs and robots to help find people and evidence. Thanks to the heroic dog Bretagne, a 16 year old dog was one of the search dogs in the 9/11 attack. Bretagne died recently after his long journey being a search dog.
The autobiographical novel Winterdance, written by Gary Paulsen, is based on the author’s experiences in both training for and running in the Iditarod dog sled race. Held in Alaska, the race conditions are so extreme it is cold enough for your eyeballs to potentially freeze. An important setting in the novel is the Iditarod dog sled race as throughout the novel, it helps me understand a key character - Gary Paulsen. He allows me to explore the idea of how experiences can change your understanding on life and the significance of loyalty. Gary Paulsen beautifully illustrates the extraordinary setting of the Iditarod dog sled in the novel; Winterdance, to portray and help us understand his experiences.
The Cherokees were forced to drag the wagons out of the muddy roads. Death became a daily occurrence because of the road conditions, winter distress, and illness. The government only provided a single blanket to each Indian as shelter from the cold wind of the winter. The ill-equipped Cherokees were trapped beside the frozen Mississippi River with many of them dying of pneumonia. Starvation and malnutrition made the Cherokees more prone to diseases like cholera, dysentery, and smallpox.