December 4, 2012
General Purpose: To persuade
Specific Purpose Statement: Today I will hope to persuade you why I feel the Euthanizing of animals can be wrong. ·
Central Idea: Today I will hope to persuade you in why I feel euthanasia is wrong, I will tell you about the advantages of euthanasia, next I will tell you about the circumstances in which I am against euthanasia and solutions to how I feel we can help euthanasia rates drop. ·
Organizational Structure Used: Topical Order
Visual Aids Used: Images
ATTENTION GETTER: According to the online Merriam Webster Medical Dictionary, “Euthanasia: the act or practice of killing hopelessly sick or injured individuals (as persons or domestic animals) in a relatively painless way for reasons of mercy.” II.
SPECIFIC PURPOSE/TOPIC REVEALED: Today I will hope to persuade you why I feel the euthanizing of animals can be a bad idea. III.
CREDIBILITY/BACKGROUND INFO/RELEVANCE TO AUDIENCE: As a person who has volunteered in animal shelters during the summer for the past two years I feel am able to speak about why euthanasia is not a good idea. IV.
CENTRAL IDEA (THESIS)/OVERVIEW OF MAIN POINTS: Today I will hope to persuade you in why I feel euthanasia is wrong, I will tell you about the advantages of euthanasia, next I will tell you about the circumstances in which I am against euthanasia and solutions to how I feel we can help euthanasia rates drop. TRANSITION: I will first begin by talking about the advantages of euthanizing animals. BODY
I. First Main Point: There are some advantages to the euthanizing of animals. A. Subpoint/Supporting Material: One of the advantages of putting animals to sleep is when an animal is sick and cannot be cured. 1. Sub-Subpoint- When an animal cannot be cured due to health problems the animal is then put to sleep. a. Sub-Sub-Subpoint- In an article “Why We Euthanize” by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), show images of some animals who have health problems that can cause pain and suffering. b. Sub-Sub-Subpoint- One of these images is of a cat named “Diamond,” who “was suffering from a painful facial tumor that was slowly eating away at his face.”(PETA) c. Sub-Sub-Subpoint- Although I do not agree with the euthanizing of animals I do feel that animals should be put to sleep if an animal has a health problem that cannot be cured. 2. Sub-Subpoint- Another advantage of euthanasia is in animal testing. a. Sub-Sub-Subpoint- When animals are used for research many are hurt from the side of effects. b. Sub-Sub-Subpoint- In an article by Dana Bidnall titled “Animal Testing” she states that “a large amount of lab animals suffer isolation, boredom, anxiety, psychological distress, separation from their mothers soon after birth, and sleeplessness. These discomforts are in addition to the physical pain the animals endure during performance of the experiments.”(Bidnall 50) c. Sub-Sub-Subpoint- Due to the animals pain and suffering animals should be euthanized to avoid this pain. B. Subpoint- Animal abuse is another reason why using euthanasia is a good idea. 1. Sub-Subpoint- In the article “Noted NY animal hospice hit with cruelty charges,” by Mary Esch states that “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals said the investigation found paralyzed dogs dragging themselves around until they developed bloody skin ulcers while their wheeled carts hung on a fence unused; animals kept in diapers for several days, causing urine scald; animals with open wounds and respiratory infections that weren't taken to a veterinarian.” a. Sub-Sub-Subpoint- This animal hospice is meant to be used as a place for emergency care for animals, yet animals are being abused. b. Sub-Sub-Subpoint- These animals who are not being taken care the way they should need to be taken out of their misery because they are in pain and...
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