Freeing Willy: A Rhetorical Analysis on Blackfish the Documentary The documentary film Blackfish, by Gabriela Cowperthwaite, is a daring venture, which claims that orcas in captivity become dangerous to human beings, as well as to other orcas. Cowperthwaite points to SeaWorld, in particular, since this world-renowned tourist attraction has had many examples that support her claim. In producing this film, Cowperthwaite hopes to bring about an end to SeaWorld’s practice of using killer whales as performance animals since the limited environment is ultimately doing more harm than good for both the whales and their trainers.
I have swum with Caribbean reef sharks in the Bahamas and have seen how beautiful and strong they truly are first hand. Sharks are a vital part to every ecosystem they are in and currently being killed at a rate that they cannot reproduce at. Alpha predators are a necessary component of eco-systems because they keep the populations of every trophic level below them in check. You can compare an eco-system to a skyscraper; you need every single part so the entire building does not fall apart. Sharks have the task of killing the wounded, old, and sick fish in schools to keep the stocks of fish healthy and plentiful.
This is why I think that we should have shark nets around our beaches, so we can keep our selves and the sharks safe. It also makes people feel safe, so more people will go down to the beach.. I all so think that we should tag shark more to study them for where there swim off to, and see if there have a swim pattern. With more shark nets and tags around Australia a lot less people will die. Remember 2 people in WA this year have already died because of shark attacks, one here at Falcon.
The film successfully utilizes visual rhetoric and causes viewers to question how humans treat orcas and the practice of keeping orcas in captivity. Watching the orca whales and their plight produces emotions ranging all the way from sympathy to anger. The film is powerful in that it provokes viewers to want to take action and perhaps even join efforts to help orcas in captivity
The Great White Shark The Great White Sharks, known mostly because of their white underbellies, are one of the most powerful aquatic animals in the world. They can swim at about 25 Miles Per Hour (40 Kilometers per hour) because of their strong muscles and forceful tails. In addition to that, male Great Whites can grow around 11.5 to 13.1 feet long, while females can grow from 14.8 to 16.4 feet long. This paper will demonstrate how Great White Sharks are an important part of their ecosystem, how their diets work and will adequately describe their habitats. As predators in their ecosystem, Great White sharks help maintain the coral reefs and seagrass habitats.
"An Enviro's Case for Seal Hunt" (2013) is an opinionated article by author and journalist Terry Glavin, arguing against the controversy and negativity surrounding the Canadian seal hunt. The author states that not only is sealing humane, it is also sustainable. Glavin bases his article on his experiences and research with various environmental organizations such as "the Sierra Club, the David Suzuki Foundation, Greenpeace, etc." (Glavin, 2013, p. 166). Because of his personal experiences with environmental issues, Glavin's article presents a strong bias.
To conclude, the ocean is ultimately the sharks home and it has been for millions of years and we are intruding on it though all of the point brought forward you can clearly see that rouge sharks should be let go sharks kill barley any people compared to a lot of others, they don’t go out of their way to eat humans and the general public is convinced by the media that sharks are evil man eaters this leads me to believe that sharks should be let be evacuate the beach and let the shark move on, once the shark has moved on think of shark prevention tactics such as nets, shark shields, extra patrols
In her work “What’s Wrong with Animal Rights,” Vicki Hearne challenges common beliefs of animal rights, arguing that animal rights groups do very little to actually benefit animals. She argues that natural selection should be allowed to take place for wild animals, and animals such as cats and dogs should not be seen as property. To persuade the audience to support her position, she uses ethos, pathos, and logos. Her credibility as a trainer makes the logic behind her views reliable, her logic reinforces the examples she uses, and she appeals to emotion using her relationship with her Airedale, Drummer, to support everything her argument is saying. Through these strategies, Vicki Hearne effectively counters the current, popular views of the
Data has recently been released that El Niño has caused complete bleaching of the Great Barrier Reef (The New York Times). Let that sink in, the World’s largest living thing, that has been around for about 500,000 years, is dying this year. People need to realize that
Hence, overfishing threatens coastal nations down to the local level, devastating communities whose dominant sources of labor and revenue hinges on healthy, plentiful stocks of fish. Also, marine life imbalance may affect the targeted fishing of top predators such as billfish, sharks and tuna that eventually disturbs marine communities. In fact, it is causing increased abundance of smaller marine animals at the bottom of the food chain. This in turn has impacts on the rest of the marine ecosystem, such as the increased growth of algae and threats to coral reef health.
Bringing attention to the fact that if it's not bringing positive attention its deemed as unimportant. Although there are efforts being made he simply makes it out to be “not enough” he shows this by briefly stating things like “the predicament of actual polar bears, meanwhile, seemed only to be getting worse.” and “I noticed that the museum was scrapping its exhibit about disappearing glaciers and polar bears. It had proved unpopular and was mostly ignored,” statements such as these paint such a sad pitiful image for the polar bears. It causes readers attention to focus on themselves and hopefully push them to be more considerate and attentive to such pressing
The state of California recently banned the trapping of bobcats throughout the entire state. Carla Hall, a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, shared her opinion on the topic through an editorial. Immediately, the author establishes tone in the first paragraph. After briefly stating that the murder of Cecil the lion in Zimbabwe caused people around the world to become enraged, she writes, “...there is good-- and heartening!-- news from the wilds of California!” This opening sentence shows the author’s tone by taking on a glass-half-full attitude-- an optimistic and pleased tone for most article.
However, in the eyes of the speaker they see the opposite. Because the ocean is such a strong, powerful force of nature, the speaker thinks that whether the ocean is ferocious or serene, it is still something worth worshipping or admiring. Perhaps the admiration comes from the ocean’s ability to change its reputation so quickly, yet be adored and treasured by people all over the world. After listening to the speaker’s portrayal of the ocean, it is noticeable that they are absolutely awestruck. The speaker talks about the ocean with such veneration, making it evident that the ocean, being a strong force of nature can eventually make others appreciate its mere