In the time it takes a person to read this short sentence, over fifteen sharks have been killed. Because people have negative opinions about sharks, they are being slaughtered in mind boggling amounts, and now need protection. Sharks have a bad reputation which is caused by the media’s Hollywood like portrayals. Even though sharks may look and seem evil, there are key to our oceans and need protection.
Virtually all sharks in the world are feared and hated because of the media’s fiendish portrayals. The media chooses to show only the bad side of sharks, so the general population forms biases about these spectacular marine animals. A study on the reputation of sharks, “Sharks Reputation as Man eaters is Unfair” claims that “S[s]ensational television programming such as Discovery Channel’s ‘Shark Week’ imprints certain images in the public’s mind of sharks as deliberate hunters.” Robert Hueter, the director of the Center for Shark Research at the Mote Marine Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, then goes on to say how Jaws turned sharks from “trash fish” into cold blooded killers. Dr. Hueter then talks about about a simple solution. “Stop describing animals that rarely kill humans as ‘man-eaters’.” The study ‘claims that if people stop using “knee-jerk” terms then it will help reverse sharks’ negative image. …show more content…
An excerpt from “Sharks Endangered” written by Sharks World Website states that “M[m]any types of sharks are at risk for becoming extinct.” If some shark species go extinct then there will never be a chance for those sharks to re-populate and the whole ocean would be changed forever. Sharon Guynup, a writer for Science World, claims that “W[w]ithout sharks the ocean 's delicate ecosystem would be disrupted.” If sharks were to go extinct the whole ocean ecosystem would be wrecked. It is no doubt that sharks are disappearing and something needs to be done about
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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
The documentary “Blackfish” focused on killer whales in captivity, specifically Tilikum; a wild orca who was caught and exposed to captivity and its environment which eventually lead him to violently turn on his trainers at SeaWorld and even took some of their lives. This documentary examines how the difference from living in sea life to captivity can cause these whales and orcas to live up to their names. Blackfish discusses and argues how life in captivity for these whales is cruel and dangerous, not only for the whales but for their trainers as well. The information throughout this documentary was all painful to watch in my view, but it also had a positive approach.
Sharks are already an endangered species with humans killing 11,417 sharks per hour and annually it can be up 273 million sharks. Sharks may go extinct within the next few decades if the killing rate stays at 100 million sharks killed per year. The shark savers is an organization that raises awareness and saves sharks from the cruel and inhumane way of shark finning. There needs to be more people like this to save the sharks and keep them from
This is an example of pathos, using people’s emotions to persuade them into action. Sarah Freeman’s article is successful in using people’s emotions to convince them that the ocean needs to be
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.
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.
Often times when presented with raw facts it can be difficult for an audience to obtain information. In order to make information stick when writing it is important to make a strong connection with your audience. In the excerpt Martha Stewart and The Cannibal Polar Bears in Jon Mooallem’ new book Wild Ones the author makes a strong connection with the audience by seamlessly drawing you in by presenting closeness and familiarity. He simply puts himself to the position to where the reader must look up to him as an expert and someone they can relate to. The author also uses strong ethical based claims that make you almost feel bad for the polar bears.
Fighting Over Animal Rights: A Rhetorical Analysis of David Masci’s Article on the Animal Rights Movement The Animal Rights Movement has been striving for public attention for the past 20 years. Recently, the animal equality epidemic has been on a massive incline and is transforming into an immediate concern. Throughout the 1990s, people questioned whether or not animals should be viewed in the same light as human beings.
Owens’ writing beautifully pictures the way nature works. It makes the readers review their morals and value, for example, when it implicitly asks whether a predator killing their prey is actually evil or not. Additionally, it is openly expressed
Andy Dehart, Discovery Channel Shark Advisor, spoke about the North Carolina shark over fishing problem. The shark populations on the East Coast were extremely over-fished which lead to the over population of sting rays, a main food-stock for sharks. The stingrays in turn decimated the shellfish populations on the East Coast, leading to calm and shellfish shortages. This shows that sharks are necessary for every eco-system and their destruction affects us in more ways then we can imagine. Sharks are very at-risk for over-fishing because they take a long time to reach the stage where they can reproduce and in general only have a few pups when they give birth.
Thousands of animals are killed every day, and hardly anybody's doing anything about it. In Seaworld they are making all their animals depressed and the enclosures are way too small. The same thing is happening in zoos. Dog fighting and animal abuse is also a huge problem that we need to fix as soon a possible. The things that people are doing to animals are just cruel and unfair we need to stop this right now.
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
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.