Our blog for this assignment was solely focused on the rights of animals. Animals cannot speak up and protect themselves in the ways that humans can because of the way their brains are developed. They do not have the same guaranteed protection that humans have when it comes to the rights and privileges. Because of this, animals are often taken advantage of and used for our own selfish gain like testing, fur, food, and entertainment. As explained in past passages of our blog, these are all wrong for many reasons. It was extremely interesting to see how each topic we explored (the fur industry, animal abuse, animal rights, etc.) had different advocates for it. Everyone holds certain different values for certain aspects of animal rights, even though it all has the same goal of protecting animals lives. In addition, it was especially interesting to find reasons why people have refuted are claims protecting animals, yet they were difficult to find. There are not many people that will publicly state their reasons for finding benefits from hurting animals, so finding sources for our refutations were challenging. We overcame this obstacle by searching through and finding evidence from multiple sources. By searching through various articles, journals, and more, we could configure which refutation would be most appropriate for our topic and have the most relevant information to benefit our blog’s readers. The biggest takeaway from this from this assignment was learning how simple it is to relay important messages to society. It was truly rewarding to create a space where the rights of animals were in our best interest, we were eager to learn more, and reflected on other realistic yet opposing standpoints on the matter. Merely by finding accurate information, configuring valid standpoints on our topics, and posting numerous visuals, we created a blog that can be used as a source of insight into why we should save animals lives and make a difference in society’s cruel way of treating animals.
Ravens player Terrence Cody is charged with animal cruelty. In this article you can read about his charges, and this video shows that he has been sentenced to 9 moths.