In the article, “The Last Meow,” by Burkhard Bilger argues that people are spending a lot of money on their pets rather than spending it the right way. It is estimated Americans spend billions of dollars a year on veterinary care.Bilger believes our love affair with our pets and spending on animal has gotten out of control . American spend nearly three times as much as federal government spends on welfare grants.Although pet care is very important , I agree with Bilger that this has gotten out of control because pet owner spent humorous amount of money for their pet unnecessary things, pet owners are giving the life and luxury to their pets and many pets do not get the services some pet’s get.Also,pets are bear more than their natural burden of human love.
“In the United States, 2,000 to 3,000 puppies and kittens are born every hour” (HSCI - General Tip). By spaying and neutering, people can “prevent the problem before it begins” (10 Ways To Decrease). Because of the large population of homeless animals, and their ability to reproduce so rapidly, spaying and neutering helps slow the growth rate of animal homelessness. Many people believe spaying and neutering animals is dangerous to their health, but if the treatment is done at a certain age it is considered safe to spay or neuter your pet. If people don’t begin to prevent unwanted animal births, the animal homelessness population will continue to soar, leaving many animals lives at risk.
That seems like a significant amount of money but a dog could swallow a small toy and end up at the vet and your bill could easily be 1,000 dollars. That one visit would be way more expensive than if you had pet insurance. "Pet insurance doesn 't always make sense, and the purchase depends on a number of factors. Pet owners should do their research on the overall costs and coverage provided by pet insurance providers and consider the age and type of pet, the program deductible and the overall premium costs for the estimated life of the pet versus the anticipated veterinary costs," said Madelyn Flannagan, vice president of agent development, education and research at the Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America. Pet insurance is not an investment it is strictly used to help eliminate veterinary costs due to unexpected accidents and illnesses.
In Burkhard Bilger’s article, “The Last Meow”, he expresses his opinion about how people spend too much money on their pets. Although I agree with Bilger up to a point, I cannot accept his overall conclusion, that we spend too much money on our pets. Although I disagree with much that Bilger says, I fully endorse his final conclusion that sometimes people become obsessive of there pets. Though animals may need medical attention, I do not agree that they need expensive pet beds or fancy designer clothes. When it comes to our pets, people sometimes feel a need to splurge.
Plus, it’s way more cheaper than buying a new dog. Along with the reasons of adopting rather than buying includes that, many of the pets from shelters and rescues are already housetrained, which means you’re not only saving a pet’s life, you may be saving your rug. To begin with, adopting a dog rather than buy gives a dog another chance at life. According to the article, Ten Reasons to Adopt a Pet: “Dogs were abandoned and abused. This leaves the dogs traumatized and rethinking who they should trust.” If you adopt it’ll help a dog live the life it’s always deserved.
Yes and no depending on how you look at it. On one hand he 's correct since we can save lives but on the other hand nobody wants to save a life since we never see it so we 're never bothered by the fact that someone is dying since it happens all the time. But put in a situation where could prevent the death most likely would but we all are technically in that situation (As Singer states on page 934) every day when we want to have a night out or buy a new couch but instead we could be using this money to save the life of a child instead of on ourselves. Most people nowadays are hard-headed and I am one of them but people like me aren 't really going to listen to this "people are dying you can do something by spending cash" that stuff just passes by my head like the wind, no cares in the world to what 's going on. Or maybe it 's just that we 're all heartless since poverty doesn 't affect us we don 't care about some children starving to death.
She works 50-hour weeks to support and care for her family and has little time to relax on her own. Fatima does not smoke, in truth, she cannot afford to. All of her money goes to her children. Fatima eats along with her kids every day, but often cannot afford fresh fruits and vegetables for their dinner, often the family eats processed foods (boxed macaroni and cheese, frozen pizza, etc.). Fatima has long suffered from fatigue and the occasional chest pain but cannot afford to go to the doctor.
“Thirty-five dollars could buy new bunk beds for Junior and Gretchen's boy. Thirty-five dollars and the whole household could go visit Grand-daddy Nelson in the country. Thirty-five dollars would pay for the rent and the piano bill too” (628). She becomes frustrated because it is finally making sense to her that her family is impoverished and that thirty-five dollars would be considered a luxury to them, she knows now that there is definitely economic inequality out there and it is not within her power to fix. In the end, I believe that Sylvia has transformed as a character throughout the story.
Imagine if your beloved pet was given such a bad rep, that your breed of your pet was banned in certain places in the world such as the UK, Germany, Ireland and almost thirty plus other countries. Your pet had always been the one of the sweetest pets that you’ve ever known, yet, a lot of people are against them being in their public area. Catherine Hedges, founder of the non-profit “Don’t Bully My Breed” organization, dedicated to rescuing pit bulls, says, “I’ve always wanted to help the "underdog" and they are a super personable, highly friendly, affectionate and misunderstood breed.” She says that her pit bulls are loving, loyal, and silly dogs. If that is the truth, then why have pit bulls been giving such a bad reputation? Before we get into the current news, the history of the pit bull should be covered first.
My goal is to help my community by providing the alternatives to solving the matter of the amount of stray dogs while also lowering the kill rate for those dogs that have not been properly treated or adopted. A big part of the problem lies with the lack of government funds for the animal shelters in Puerto Rico. The government only provides $1.5 million in seed funding to create animal services for all 78 municipalities. All the while these animal shelters are filled to capacity, which means the death rate goes up for these “rescued” dogs so only a handful more can be picked up off the streets. There are about two hundred thousand dogs roaming the streets and neighborhoods along the island.