Title: Unit 5 Fallacies
February 11, 2014
Unit 5 Fallacies
Mom, you know how much I love animals, right? Well, yesterday I just happened to be passing by an animal shelter, and wanted to stop in and take a look at all of those poor dogs that are going to be put to sleep. I know you told me that I couldn’t have any more pets, but there was this one dog; his name is “Butterscotch," and he was scheduled to be executed that same day, and well; I just couldn’t let them stick those huge needles in him, hurting him, and killing him for no reason. Anyway, I hope you don’t mind, but I brought him home with me.
You know; I remember you telling me when you were a kid; you did the same thing, so I can’t see how this would be any different from what you used to do. Besides, I’ll take care of him, feed him, and you won’t have to do anything; I promise. If you let me keep him, I will promise to do all of my chores and never argue with you again, please!
You know; I was talking to my friend the other day, and she told me that shelters actually like killing dogs, they sell the dog remains to a company that makes dog food out of them. I’m not sure where she heard this, but she loves dogs, so I know she’s right. My friend said they make more money that way, so they really don’t care about these dogs at all; it’s always about people's greed and how much money they can make. If I can save at least one dog from becoming dog food, I would be happy.
You never listen to me; you always do what you want to do. You don’t care about my feelings, and you never care about what I want. I am sure you heard that rabbit pelts are sold all the time. They raise these poor defenseless rabbits in cages, just so they can slaughter them and skin them alive. Raising animals just for their hides is horrible; I can’t believe people can be so cruel. I know you don’t care because you like your furs; you would rather keep buying your gross...