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Ryan Kwok

8M (13)

Diocesan Boys School _ S.1 S.3 _ Creative Writing


Argumentative Essay
Research and Findings
Pet Abuse
Eg:
rat dissection/horse racing/dogs racing/animal testing/genetic
modifying/police dogs/human abuse/neglecting/artificial reproducing
According to the SPCA:
ANIMAL CRUELTY AS DEFINED BY HONG KONG LAW
Animal cruelty is a serious offence. The presence of anti-cruelty legislation
enables prosecutions to be made.
In Hong Kong, under The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance, Cap.
169 and its regulations under Cap. 169A, animal cruelty is broadly defined as
the action or inaction of a person (or persons) that causes unnecessary
suffering to an animal (or animals).
ACTS OF VIOLENCE
If a person commits an active act of cruelty or allows any animal in his/her
care to suffer from "unnecessary suffering". Violent acts include beating,
kicking, ill-treatment, torture, overloading, infuriating or terrifying an animal.
Any part of animal fighting or baiting.
ACTS OF NEGLECT OR APATHY
Not providing sufficient shelter, food and fresh water to an animal in their
care.
Not keeping an animal in an enclosure that is clean, properly lighted,
ventilated, drained, and in good repair.
Keeping an animal in a cage that does not allow free movement in all
directions.
Allowing an animal to be imported, loaded, worked, transported or kept in an
enclosure that causes "needless or avoidable suffering".
PENALTY
Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Ordinance Cap. 169, carries a
maximum penalty of 3 years imprisonment and a $200,000 fine.
Under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Regulations, Cap. 169A, carries a
maximum penalty of Level Five fine of $50,000.
Argumentative Writing (Creative Writing Course in DBS)

Ryan Kwok

8M (13)

According to the humane society of the united states:


The shocking number of cruelty cases reported daily on television, on the
Internet and in newspapers is only the tip of the iceberg. Most cases are
never reported, and most animal suffering goes unrecognized and unabated.
Unlike violent crimes against people, information on reported cases of animal
abuse have not been compiled by state and federal agencies, making it
difficult to calculate the prevalence or trends in these crimes.
Who abuses animals
Cruelty and neglect cross socio-economic boundaries, and media reports
suggest that animal abuse is common in both rural and urban areas.
Intentional cruelty to animals is strongly correlated with other crimes,
including violence against people. Serious animal neglect (such as seen in
cases of animal hoarding) is often an indicator of people in need of social or
mental health services (Lockwood, 2002). Surveys suggest that those who
intentionally abuse animals are predominantly male and under 30, while
those involved in animal hoarding are more likely to be female and over 60
(Lockwood, 2008).
Most common victims
The animals whose abuse is most often reported are dogs,
cats, horses and livestock. Based on numbers from pet-abuse.com, of 1,880
cruelty cases reported in the media in 2007:
64.5 percent (1,212) involved dogs (25 percent of these were identified as
pit-bull-type breeds). 18 percent (337) involved cats. 25 percent (470)
involved other animals. Undercover investigations have revealed that animal
abuse abounds in the factory farm industry. But because of the weak
protections afforded to livestock under state cruelty laws, only the most
shocking cases are reported, and few are ever prosecuted.
Organized cruelty
Dogfighting, cockfighting and other forms of organized animal cruelty go
hand in hand with other crimes.
Legislative trends
The HSUS has long led the push for stronger animal cruelty laws and
provides training for law officials to detect and prosecute these crimes. 50
states currently include crime supplies in their animal cruelty laws. Before
1986, only four states had crime animal cruelty laws: Massachusetts (1804),
Oklahoma (1887), Rhode Island (1896) and Michigan (1931). Three states
passed crime laws in the 1980s, 19 in the 1990s and 25 more since 2000
(including the District of Columbia).

Argumentative Writing (Creative Writing Course in DBS)

Ryan Kwok

8M (13)

Facts about pet abuse:


1. Puppy mills are large-scale commercial dog breeding operations that
put greater priority on profits than the health of the puppies. Many
dogs are plagued with illnesses like kidney or heart disease as a result
of the conditions theyre kept in.
2. Thousands of greyhounds die each yearsome in the name of
selective breedingbefore they ever touch a racetrack. Many dogs
do not make it to the nominal retirement age of 4 or 5.
3. Due to genetic manipulation, 90% of broiler chickens (chicken bred
specifically for meat production) have trouble walking. Encourage your
school cafeteria to go meatless on Mondays to protest. Sign up
for Meatless Mondays.
4. Dogfighting became prevalent= widespread= predominant=
dominant= ubiquitous= rampant= customary= prevailing in the US
after the Civil War, with professional pits proliferating= multiplying=
thriving= flourishing= booming= increasing= blooming= bourgeoning
in the 1860s. And was a source of entertainment for police officers and
firemen.
5. Today dogfighting has been reported in urban, suburban, and rural
settings in all regions of the country
Essay Framework:
Have you ever seen a cute and lovely pet that is lying spiritlessly on the
street with strips of scars all around his body? Have you ever listened to a pet
screaming deafeningly for help on a street because being beaten by others?
The aforementioned scenarios and cases are all about pet abuse. Pet abuse
refers to In this day and age, many people all around the globe raise
pets, ranging from dogs to cats, from to , According to
(statistics and figures), isnt it startling? Isnt it disquieting? Isnt it petrifying?
Imagine, how would you feel? I think it is irrefutable that pet abuse
is something inapt, right? We should together contend with the problem and
to
Skills & Tactics:
1) Adverbial intensifiers 2) Repetition 3) Rhetorical Questions 4) Inversion 5)
Citing examples
6) As seen above, 7) (first to admit after that retort) 8) This
might seem, but actually is 9) First and Foremost/ To commence with/For
a start 10) secondly, thirdly / next, then 11) According to 12) Apart from,
may easily arise 13) Till this point, we can all see 14) After all/All in all
15) Given all, it is undoubtedly correct to say that and hence 16) Last
but not least, 17) One could imagine 18) develops by leaps and bounds,
nowadays, 19) Its much to gain and nothing to loss and I dont see the

Argumentative Writing (Creative Writing Course in DBS)

Ryan Kwok

8M (13)

point of 20) Understandably, you may concern about 21) Its everyones
hope ; no one would want , right? 22) You may concern about , we
should however see this as , we should 23) After considering, namely
, do you still think that ? 24)I hope you all find my arguments
convincing, as is without doubt valid. 25)Try to put yourself into s shoes
and you would realize how important and essential is it for

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