Wildlife Conservation

Topics: Wildlife, Biodiversity, Conservation biology Pages: 2 (687 words) Published: July 10, 2012
CONSERVATION OF WILDLIFE Zoos have become a very controversial issue in our society today. I did my critical listening assignment on a class mate who is against zoos and their holding animals in captivity. The strategic listening goal I would say is appropriate for this listening situation is to understand the central idea and mine points of the topic. I would say it is to understand because we all enjoy going to the zoo and seeing the animals but we don’t understand what this captivity is doing to the animals and what the effects are of them not living in their natural habitats.

The speaker’s central idea was that animals belong in their natural habitats in the wild and not in captivation. Also that it is a infringe of the animals natural rights to take the animals by force into captivity for our own purposes. The speaker’s main point in the speech was to educate us more about why zoos aren’t good for wildlife animals and what effects it has on them taking them out of their natural habitat. The speaker’s organizational pattern was topical order because it had main points organized more randomly by sub-topics. I believe the speaker’s point of view was that animals do not belong in zoos because it is not their natural habitat and they cannot have a natural life. The ethos and credibility the speaker had was sighting creditable newspaper articles, researching the topic and being a pet owner and lover himself. The speaker’s logos or evidence and reasoning was that he did creditable research and had very many good points about the zoos taking the animals out of their natural habitats. I felt the speaker’s pathos or emotion about the topic was very passionate and affectionate towards the animals.

The speaker’s central idea was that animals belong in their natural habitats in the wild. Also that it is a violation of the animal’s natural rights to take the animals by force into captivity for our own...
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