Persuasive Speech

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Speech 101
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
INTRODUCTION
I. 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),



Cited: Merriam Webster Inc., 2012. Web. 26 Nov. 2012 http://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/euthanasia ESCH, Mary, “Associated Press. Noted NY Animal Hospice Hit with Cruelty Charges.” AP Top News Package (2012): Newspaper Source Plus. Web. 3 Dec. 2012 Pierce, Jessica Travis, Cherie. "Whose Animal Is It?." Animal Sheltering (2010): 47. Vocational Studies Complete. Web. 21 Nov. 2012. Websites “Euthanasia pros and cons in animals.” Steady Health: March 11, 2012 Newkirk, Ingrid. E. “Why We Euthanize.” People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals: March 3, 2009. Web. 28 Nov. 2012. http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2009/03/30/why-we-euthanize.aspx “Pet Overpopulation.” Animal Welfare: April 4, 2011

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