Animal Rights: a Law Protecting Domestic Animals and Wildlife

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General Purpose: To inform
Specific Purpose: To inform the class there are laws in place to protect domestic animals and wildlife.

Central Idea: Animal cruelty comes in many forms. The laws we have in place to protect animals. Who out there beyond the law are stepping up to protect animals?

Introduction
Attention Getter: Animals are very precious creatures and since they cannot speak at least to us directly in our own language, we as humans need to speak for them.

Credibility: The first time I scene abuse to an animal was in my childhood as well as my first rescue of an animal.

Topic: Are the laws in place protecting our domestic and wild life animals.

Preview: First Animal cruelty comes in many forms. Second do we have laws in place to protect animals? Last, PETA (people for the ethical treatment of animals).

Body

I: There are all types of abuses done to animals.

A: Physical violence meaning torture of an animal. 1. Story of phoenix.
B: Starvation that is so severe that an animal can become “emaciated.” 1. Story of Patrick the miracle.
II: Do animals have rights? If so what laws do we have protecting them? A: Animal rights.
1. The definition of Rights = to sum it up rights for the most part come from The Declaration of Independence which were written for humans and well animals are [nonhuman].

2. People then and now still feel today, that see their pets as just a dog nothing more.

B: What types of laws do we have (who, what and when)? 1. In the United States a man by the name of Henry Bergh obtained a state Charter for the American Society for the prevention of cruelty of animals started to write a few laws right around 1866-1867...
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