Billions of Dollars On Our Furry Friends “Clearly, our love for affair with our pets has gotten out of control’’ says Bilger author of “The Last Meow”. More and more money today is being spent on pets rather than welfare. Bilger disputes that Americans have spent so much money on veterinary care, food, and accessories for their pets (Bilger). I think he is right because we are wasting billions of money when we can use it on something else, something that has a cause. We can use that money for other things like funding head start programs, lift millions of families out of poverty, help sick children, and saving strays from being put to sleep.
Shawn Levering said “If Lady comes through this thing alive, I won’t think about it twice.” In other words after the surgery was done and lady was alive and well he would not mind that he spent 15,000 dollars on his cat. Even though this may be a ridiculous amount of money to some people, i believe that if someone would have the money to help their pet they would do it. One reason why i argue bilger is correct is because people spend too much money on unnecessary items for their pets, they buy expensive clothing for them and or pay for expensive places to take them. In “The Last Meow” Bilger mentions “We can take our dogs for daycare or psychotherapy and buy them $200 cashmere sweaters and leopard-skin beds.” In other words
The Last Meow Essay In Bilger’s argument of whether America spends too much on our pets or not, I agree with Bilger. I agree with him because I do believe we spend too much due to the fact that we get attached deeply. How do pet owners spend too much? Well pet owners will go out and buy their pet materialistic things. People will go and pay top dollar for very expensive medical procedures.
The difference between hospitalization and Hospice is the administration of treatment. Hospice care only treats symptoms and focuses on pain management instead of seeking a cure to a terminal illness. A person that is put on Hospice care is usually given only six months to live. It seems like cruel punishment to prolong the miserable suffering life of a person that is past the point of no return and simply wants to die in peace. Although licensed personnel can give higher doses of pain medication to lessen the suffering, they can be prosecuted in Alabama if the doses are lethal, and patients may not be able to communicate their pain to the appropriate authoritative
Every day, more and more people are taking new risks and somebody has to pay for the rescue missions when somebody puts themselves in danger. But, most people cannot afford the costs that come with it. Society should help cover them. Most citizens are already paying with their tax dollars that are donated to the government so they can fund projects and everything else that is given to us. They are also paying the fees that come with experiencing these opportunities.
Also testing on inmates would give them a positive in their life, especially those who will be in locked up for the rest of their life. A huge advantage of testing on inmates is the amount of money saved. Testing on animals generally costs an enormous amount of money, as the animals must be fed, housed, and drugged with many different medications, and experimental substances. Animal testing occurs more than once a month every month, it’s almost constant. The biggest price of animal testing is, “The price of animals themselves, there are companies who breed animals specifically for testing and animals can be purchased through them” (Murnaghan).
The meat industry is one of the largest industries in the world, however, it is one of the leading cause of millions of illnesses and deaths every year. Because inspecting meat for foodborne pathogens is a costly, timely and difficult task, meat companies are willing to barely meet the government 's standards in order to save money. This behavior is unacceptable because millions of people are getting sick every year from tainted meats. The longer the country continues its ignorance about the meat industry, the worse the conditions are going to become. The only way to improve conditions is to have transparency within the industries.
Introduction: The purpose for vaccines is to simulate the effects of natural immunization without the risk posed by contracting the virus. For over 50 years, it has been the custom for people to give their pets yearly vaccinations. To what extent does over-vaccination detrimentally affect the health and well-being of dogs? Thesis Statement: Repetitive canine vaccinations are not beneficial to the health of dogs and increase the risk for adverse vaccine reactions. Supporting Argument One: Duration of immunity Possible Topic Sentence: Research has shown that vaccines have a longer duration than historically believed by the vast majority of veterinarians and pet owners.
Again many of the patients and democrats are scared that many people would lose the health care they receive if Planned Parenthood is defunded again not thinking about the abortion allegations. With the defunding of Planned Parenthood the government is able to save money. Steven Ertelt wrote in his article that a congressional report shows that defunding Planned Parenthood clinics for 1 year can save the federal government $235 million (Ertelt). The defunding of Planned Parenthood would be beneficial in general to the government because they are able to save millions of dollar within one year. Even though it is believed that it would cost money to defund Planned Parenthood there is a report showing how much can be saved easily by even defunding for one
The price for a surrogate mother currently be as much as triple the price of cloning. According to BankRate.com the price of surrogacy would range from $100,000 to $120,000. In the article “Dangers of the Human Clones” Professor Ian Wilmot states “Currently almost 99% of cloning procedures end in failure” I agree yes like most projects there are high failure rates from the start. But did scientists such as Edward Jenner give up when he was searching for a cure for smallpox? No, he didn 't and with that mentality further scientific research will never be done.
We are losing tons of money on these animals. Also, research has shown on the article "Anima testing is bad" that animals can catch a lot of disease, we spend money to cure them leading to lack of money for prenatal care programs and trauma. Animals can be burned, shocked, and poisoned, which can cause them brain damage. Overall, animals can suffer, but so can humans. The benefits of animal testing lead to new scientific discoveries.