Singer then acknowledges our first response: Bob is a monster. However, then he points out how we are all Bob’s position when we are “able but unwilling to donate to overseas aid.” (9). By giving Bob’s narrative before starting his argument he allows the reader to develop feelings of anger and disappointment toward Bob. Singer then explains how by not giving to charities we are also killing children.
In the first place, four major arguments are synthesized and presented in standard forms. The first argument is: Premise 1: Lack of food, shelter, and medical care leads to suffering and death of refugees. Hidden Premise: Suffering and death of people are tragedy and undesirable, hence bad.
In my point of view and personal experience, of course. Not everyone is a dog person, I get that and not everyone wants to help fund a dog park. I do strongly believe that it would benefit everyone though. Say you meet a person who owns a dog who is constantly under stress because of the bad behavior because the dog doesn't get the proper attention it needs.
There is usually a better way to treat vicious dogs. Although, If dogs who have bitten people in the past, they are more likely to get worse if adopted by another family. But, they should at least have a place for them, just as long they are away from harming people. They don’t deserve to die. Lastly, they are just innocent dogs.
I do not believe it is right to turn your back to someone that could use your help. An example supporting my view on this is Stinger’s shallow pond” analogy, an I illustration involving a small child drowning in a shallow pond, you should wade in and save them, even if it sacrifices something small like your clothing getting wet and muddy. As Singer states, “If it is in our power to prevent something bad from happening, without thereby sacrificing something of comparable moral importance, we ought, morally, to do it” (392). While your clothes getting muddy is a down fall, the child losing his or her life would be ethically outrageous, so for that reason, the clothing should be sacrificed in order to save the life of the
The authors argue that if the problem is framed incorrectly, a person may end up solving the wrong part of the problem. The proper phrasing of a problem led a Japanese guy called Kobi to comprehend that consuming a dog by dividing it into two was a successful strategy hence breaking his previous record and setting a new record. Kobi was successful in this attempt due to repeated experimentation and seeking feedback, and on top of all these, he refused to accept his previous limit as a barrier (Levitt, Dubner and Kobbe 29-35). I learned that if I should always set my problems in the right way to get the right solutions and limiting oneself with artificial barriers is a setback to finding the answer to a challenge. This situation is very application in various settings across the globe as most individuals do not see the solutions to problems as a result of approaching them the right way and limiting themselves through underestimating their potential and I entirely agree with the ideas presented in this chapter.
The issue that causes the most anger for many breeders is when people ignore how much health testing they do for their dogs. Many people believe that health testing is a wonderful way to prevent many genetic diseases. Health testing looks at the genes of an animal and searches for impurities, therefore, if an impurity is found the animal is not used for breeding to ensure it does not pass down that disease (Peck). There are a lot of breeders who believe that this fact is overlooked when people who are anti-purebreds make their arguments. Stephanie Poot was one breeder who was extremely offended after reading an article that slandered dog breeders and responded with an article called “Dog Breeder Offended” in which she calls out the article that made her and fellow breeders out to be monsters.
In the essay “Let Them Eat Dog”, Foer did just that to strengthen his point of view that dogs are really just another ordinary, to use his words “remarkably unremarkable…”(Foer) animals out in the wild. He quoted “All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others” from the famous allegorical novella – “Animal Farm” by George Orwell (Foer), which gives the reader a glance of inequality on how different animals are treated differently. Foer utilizing the quote to encourage the audience to think about what is it that makes it acceptable for the public to consume beef, pork, even horse meat but it is a taboo to eat dog. He makes it clear that if we truly treat all animals equally regardless of their kind, eating dogs should not be a taboo; it should be more acceptable and equalized just like the
Drought is a very serious loss. It is logic if farmers cannot produce as they did once, then, what is everyone supposed to eat? This is not just about not having money to eat, this is about not having enough aliment to feed everyone. Therefore, we can assume that people got ill, and in addition to that, they did not have enough money to cover expenses such as hospitals bills and medicine. Daniels, P. tells about John Steinbeck’s novel The Grapes of Wrath, which describes the situation of the regions affected by the “dust storms”.
“That reaction is familiar to many owners of pit bulls, whose aggressive reputation and association with dogfighting have made them one of the least adopted and most euthanized breeds in the U.S., according to shelter operators,” (Source D). Pits should be treated and looked at just like any other dog should, just because their history and background isn’t good doesn’t mean the dogs aren’t. People should do their own research on pitbulls and look into them before they go believing something off the internet that may not be
Truthfully, this doesn’t change my connotation of Paul one bit. As they say, “A man has got to do what a man has got to do.” Considering how poorly fed and malnourished the soldiers are, Kat and Paul had to resort to stealing to receive the nutrients they required to endure the tiresome war. Some may argue that this was out of pure greed and selfishness, but one has to consider that the soldiers endure Hell and back, if they make it back, and all they ask is for is a decent meal.