Exotic Pets

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General Purpose: To persuade

Specific purpose: To persuade my audience that owning wild animals can be dangerous in the animal health and the owner’s life.

Central idea: Exotic animals should not be kept as pets. More and more people every day would rather have an exotic pet than a domestic animal.

I. INTRODUCTION

A. Attention getter

1. Show pictures of wild animals.
2. How many of you have ever said you wanted a pet monkey when you were at the zoo last time? Or imagined how neat it would be to have a tiger sleep at the foot of your bed instead of just a dog? That all sounds wonderful at first but how many people do you know that have ever had an exotic pet and not regretted it immediately? According to the Human Society of the United States in one of their recent surveys, "90% of exotic pets die within the first year and 90% of the remainder die in the second year. That means that only 1% lives past the age of two."

2. Tell a story about a woman being attacked by a chimpanzee.

B. Background information of the topic

1. The difference between a domestic pet and an exotic pet.
A pet is an animal kept for companionship and enjoyment or a household animal. 

C. Preview of the speech (central idea)

1.Now, why is it dangerous to own an exotic animal? From my research, here are 5 reasons why 1.It’s illegal
2.You can’t domesticate a wild animal
3.Wild animals carry diseases
4.It is bad for the animal health
5.The owner life is at risk
But this is why people keep exotic animals
Exotic animals are forced to not survive in the wildlife environment, because most exotic animals are slaughtered or killed by local law enforcement. People keep exotic animals because they needed home and safety. •Exotic animals are unique and unusual. Many people like exotic pets because they are the only one in their community that has one. •Exotic animals are interesting to interact with, and in some cases produce intense interactions that...
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