Annotated Bibliography

Blue, Laura. “How Much Does Animal Testing Tell Us?” Time. Cable News Network, 17 June 2008. Web. 24 Sept. 2012. <http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1815241,00.html&gt;.

This article tried to make animal testing sound better, but we all know that isn’t possible. They first start by saying animals are “surrogates” for humans and that mostly mice or rats are used in testing because of their short life spans. The article also discussed the use of cats, pigs, and the occasional use of dogs. Mainly the article talked about the good products we gain from animal testing, having no regard for the animals’ life.

This source is somewhat helpful in the fact that it brought more realization to me once again; people have no regards for animal rights. Yes we got some nice products out of testing, but what about the animals that lost their lives or suffered through the testing? People especially have no regard for animal rights when financial gain is involved. The source seems biased to me because it only focuses on the good.

Overall this article intrigued me to find out more about animal testing. The article also prompted me to bring more attention to animal rights in animal testing to my viewers. Ultimately this article serves as one more reason to fight for animal rights.

Miller, J Karl. “J. KARL MILLER: Tasers and Breeding.” MISSOURIAN. N.p., 13 Oct. 2010. Web. 24 Sept. 2012. <http://www.procon.org/in-the-news-pdfs/columbia-missourian-tasers-and-breeding-laws-arent-broken-so-no-need-try-and-fix-them.pdf&gt;.

Missouri wants to pass a “puppy mill” initiative that will help to end the terrible acts of animal cruelty among breeders. The article says that this bill is only supported by “extremists” and has no real meaning, the bill is said to only act on ones emotions. Because the Humane Society, 14 years ago, said they do no support factory farming or sport hunting, Miller wants to put a stop to this ballot.

The source was very useful to me, and should be to everyone. This article shows the cruelty in the world against animals and how few of people want to fight for animal rights. Animals have rights and it’s our job to make sure they get what is best. This isn’t an “emotional” issue, it’s an ethical issue.

Again this article made me absolutely furious. It shows how much more awareness we must bring to animals and how much it’s going to take to give these helpless animals their rights. Reading articles like this builds my argument on the unethical treatment of animals. Saving the lives of animals and ensuring they have rights, is something I’m very passionate about and reading articles like this adds fuel to my fire.

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Lucky Dog Rescue

As I was reading through animal advocacy blogs, I stumbled upon a blog for the Lucky Dog Rescue.
The lady who founded the rescue is absolutely amazing, her blog shows the work that she does (warning: made me tear up) She showcases the struggles she goes through saving these animals, as well as the abuse this animals face. Please take time to check her out!

Lucky Dog Rescue Blog

Check out what I have to say: 9.17.12

http://luckydogrescueblog.blogspot.com/2012/09/youre-you.html?showComment=1347896693692#c4667338035917418905

Welcome To My Shelter Project

Thanks for viewing my blog! Dogs and cats have always been a love of mine, and being an only child my dog has always been a really important part of my family.  Also a few months ago I adopted a dog from my local shelter. When I went to the shelter (the dog pound) the officer told me that they had gotten this little girl dog in just two days ago and she was being euthanized the next day because of insufficient funds and an insufficient facility. After getting my new dog home, (a two-year old beagle/dachshund mix) I picked 18 ticks off of her and cleaned the mud out of her ears, she was also very malnourished and covered in fleas.  Two months later, she is healthy, loving, and extremely energetic. Her story of having only three days to survive is my ultimate reasoning behind wanting to promote shelter awareness.  The goal for this blog is to bring awareness to our local animal shelters, and to show the world that every dog needs love in a forever home. Another goal I have for this blog is to show that just because a dog or cat isn’t pure bred or isn’t a $1,000.00 dog from a breeder, doesn’t mean that it is any less valuable, or that it is undeserving of someone’s love.  Actually in most cases, dogs and cats from shelters make better companions. There are hundreds of homeless pets every year in our own community and it takes your help to prevent this! Even if you can’t provide a home or you can’t donate money to these furry friends, there are many other ways to help. For instance, take 30 minutes out of your week to walk a dog from the shelter, or to brush a cat. No you didn’t save the animal’s life or give it a forever home, but you did show him or her love that they may have never experienced.  Another way you can help is by donating old toys or supplies, like leashes, brushes, or even alcohol and cotton swabs.  When I hear about an animal shelter that is overcrowded or maybe isn’t operating to the highest standards, it’s hard to get a mental image of the severity of this issue.  On this blog you will find videos of available animals, watching them running, playing, and interacting with others is one of the fastest ways for them to melt your heart. I plan to also post videos or images of the shelter status, so my viewers can get an inside look of the conditions of the shelter.  On occasion I also plan to interview shelter staff in order to provide commentary on their concerns and news happening in the shelter.  If possible I would also like to interview some recent adopters and see how saving a furry life changed their life for the better.  My overall goal is to give a voice to those who can’t speak for themselves. We must remember, these animals didn’t ask to be abused, thrown away, or neglected so it’s our turn to show them what a wonderful, loving, forever home feels like.