Animal cruelty can affect the lives of people and animals.
Lines Of Inquiry
1. The causes of animal cruelty. (Causation)
2. How animal cruelty is connected to our life. (Connection)
3. Our responsibility for taking care of animals in need of help. (Responsibility)
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My action was about letting Shelly and Sheldon return to their natural habitat. I made a petition on Survey Monkey with my classmate Eshal, who also has a similar topic to mine, and so far we got 40 responses. And we want to say a big thank you to all the people who responded. My action connects to my topic because if you want animals to be happy, then you have to give them what they need to be happy. They need a big space to live and plenty of food and water. And we don't really give Shelly and Sheldon a big space to live. So returning them to their natural habitat will make them much happier. You can take action by:
- Supporting organizations that help in stopping animal cruelty
- Always use cruelty free products
My art component is about how animals, especially elephants are treated in zoos. I noticed that in lots of zoos the people who work there always keep the elephants tied to chains, unless they have to perform. That is being cruel to the elephants. Another reason I chose to do this is because it connects to my topic, which is Animal Cruelty. In this painting you can see how the people tie the elephants to chains and that is being cruel. The most challenging part was colouring it. Since the canvas absorbs paint, I had to paint it a few times to make it look like what it is now. So that did take a lot of time. I think I did the elephants foot and the chain very well because it kind of looks like a real foot and chain. To make it better, I guess I should have made the fence a bit more straight as it kind of looks curvy.
For my writing component, I made a short story which was inspired by the beginning of the movie 'Benji' (2018). My story connects to my topic because the way Benji's mom and siblings are treated is a type of animal abuse caused by greed. They are greedy for money and that's why they are harming these poor dogs. I chose to write a short story because they are very easy to write and you can really focus on one part of the characters life. and it's also really fun to write.
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