The issue that I am looking at is an international issue. Although different countries have different cultural values of animals, I am more focused on worldwide domestic animal abuse. There are so many issues with every single house pet man could think of and how they are rejected and neglected by thousands. I find this topic very interesting because of how there are so many cases of abuse in not only America, but all across the globe. For example, adoption centers for cats and dogs are so full these days because they were saved from terrible experiences back at what they had to call home. This issue with the abuse of not only cats and dogs, but other pets too, keeps me passionate about it because the abuse is completely senseless. Every ten seconds, an animal is abused. They are helpless under their owners, whom are supposed to treat their pets as an addition to their families, as a newborn baby. Animals do not know right from wrong unless taught, and hurting them and treating them unfairly is never the right way to teach right from wrong.
So far in this project, I've found out loads. For example, stats from the Aspca website reports that although many pets are owned, there is a huge amount of those in shelters, specifically dogs and cats. There are literally thousands of community animal shelters in the US alone, and over five million domestic animals come into shelters yearly. These animals are either given up by their previous owners, or captured by animal control. The saddest part of this story is that over half of the millions of animals moved to animal shelters are euthanized while there. For those who do not know, euthanasia is the "intentional ending of a life in order to relieve pain and suffering" (from Wikipedia). This means that dogs, cats, and other pets are "put to [eternal] sleep" when it seems like nothing else but death would be good for them. There are countless amounts of stray animals in the US, especially the almost one hundred million in America alone, buy why? Because they were put out of the house by their careless owners? Did they run out, and their owners were not responsible enough to get them to come back? Or did owners move from one house to another and left behind a "small" thing that they would not need? All of these could be factors. But all of these should not happen for pets that do not know how to cope with these situations. That's why they need owners.
When pets are abused, they could be for money, for fighting, for behavior, anything, really. Some pets are even abused out of pure love. What I mean by that is that there are animal hoarders that keep hundreds of pets cramped up in one house. These animals are usually cats. They go from two cats to ten and then fifty before a month is finished. Owners care too much and love all their animals. But this just might be a form of too much love. Yes, the cats are found on the streets and multiply in the house they live in, but conditions become so hostile that the cats usually become sick and sometimes die. With dogs, the same can happen. But, a more reoccurring problem with the abuse of dogs is the advancement of puppy mills. In those, puppies, instead of having a "childhood," are bred before mature, so that they could go to pet stores. The offspring of these puppies usually have medical problems. In puppy mills, dogs are bred at a young age, raised in harsh conditions and in cages, and are bred with siblings often. That is why all pet owners should, instead of buying pets from stores like Monster Pets or off the Internet, get them from actual local breeders in the area.
Finally, the most current story I found in animal abuse is that the al-Quaeda terrorist group has developed more plans to plant bombs in US airlines. One by the name of Ibrahim al-Asiri has found multiple ways to pass bomb holders through metal detectors at airports, including surgically implanting bombs in helpless pets. Not only is the pet victimized, but the hundreds of people on a flight will die from a stunt such as this! No animal deserves to die in that way. From here, I want to know what triggers owners specifically to abuse their pets, what type of abuse happens to animals in labs instead of homes, and how people can prevent this from happening besides donating.
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What is breast cancer
Breast cancer is a malignant (cancer) tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. It is found mostly in women, but men can get breast cancer, too. Here we will only talk about breast cancer in women
Some facts about breast cancer in 2012
Why i'm passionate about breast cancerAt the age of 35 my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer. which meant that she would have her breast removed and she would have to go through intensive chemotherapy. when my mom had her chemotherapy she was weak and i had to do a lot of stuff for her so now i treat her as nicely as possible because it could come back.
The you and the world project is important. My project tells about homelessness in Philadelphia. Homelessness affects many people, because it can happen to anyone. Homelessness is a big problem, and many don’t recover from it. The ways people recover from being homeless is getting help from shelters. Homelessness is defined as not having a fixed residence to sleep at in the nighttime. In Philadelphia, experts estimate that at many 4,000 people are homeless.The homeless population in Philadelphia has risen in the last two years. The population of homeless people is rising, and people are becoming homeless everyday. It is estimated that 4,000 are homeless and living on the streets. The homeless people would be getting food if it weren’t for mayor Nuttter. His ban stops all public feeding of the homeless.
People in parks and food corners downtown gave homeless people food. After the ban by Mayor Nutter people will not be able to feed homeless people. Homeless people were being feed, but now they won’t be. Mayor Nutter is currently trying to change feeding in city parks. He is trying to make them go to shelters to get food, but really he is trying to make them leave. Making the homeless people leave is degrading to them, and is going to make them leave.
My issue is a big problem, and can be contained easily. The only problem is the effort that people want to put in. When the city works together, we can make a big difference. If the citizens of Philadelphia work together we can give lots of people home, and cut a big gap out of homelessness. When people work together they can do great things, so why don’t the citizens of Philadelphia help the homeless. If we work together we can make a big difference for the Philadelphia homeless.Click here for my bibliography.
My name is Lisa Kang and I’m a student at Science Leadership Academy. In English we are currently working on a project called You and the World. The mission of this project is to find an issue that we are passionate about and research more about it. We are using the research to educate other people about our issues by blogging about it. Another thing that we will do is having debates on our topics so that other people will have a better understanding of them. There are three essential questions in this project. The first one is, “Why is this world issue important to me?” The second one is, “How can I be a global citizen?” Finally, the last one is, “How can change occur?”
The issue that I’m researching for this project is bullying. When we first started to research different issues, I didn’t know what I wanted to do. A few weeks later, we went to go see a movie called, “Bully.” The movie wasn’t the best but it was the fact that it wasn’t that made me want to research more. I was aware that bullying was happening but I didn’t expect think that younger kids would bully each other. When I saw the movie, it showed kids threatening people and I was shocked because when I was younger, all we talked about were games. During the movie, I saw some things that I thought didn’t make much sense. In the movie, many people were aware of bullying happening but they were not trying to help. For example, one of the parents of the victims of bullying knew that her child was being abused and all she did was ask him what happened and she only tried to make a difference when it became something normal for her son. Seeing these events made me want to inform more people and so I decided that bullying would be my topic.
Bullying is when one person or a group of people are being aggressive towards another person of group. There are many types of bullying but they all have the same impact on people. They are verbal, social, physical, and cyber. Verbal is saying or writing mean things and it involves name-calling and threatening. Social is hurting someone’s relationship or reputation and it involves spreading rumors or embarrassing someone else in public. Physical is hurting someone’s body and it involves kicking, punching and many more.
Bullying affects everyone who is around it. It does not just affect the person being bullied but it also has an impact on the bully and even bystanders. The impact that it can have on the person being bullied is that most likely they will be going through depression and it might change the way the act in school or just in general. The impact that it has on the bully is that they are most likely to get into fights and become very abusive in their future. The effect that it has on the bystanders are that it may make them not want them to come to school because they do not want to be in the same position as the victims.
At this point, I’m trying to find different ways to make more people become aware of bullying. I think that it is wrong and if more kids are educated on the different effects it can have on other people then maybe they will not bully other people. Also parent should make sure that they know how their children are being treated at school. I hoped you learned something new and that you would want to help prevent bullying.
In my 9th grade English class, we were given a project on World issue for our “You and the World” project. I will be displaying 3 blogs, this will be the first blog. For my Q4 benchmark I will be discussing the issue about nursing home and hospital abuse. This will be dealing with both elders and children patients.
The issue is that, around the world many patients have been abused by hospital staff and nursing staff for years. Not only have they been physically abused but also mentally and emotionally.From what I know about this issue is that most of the patients have been mistreated in all types of ways such as being unfed and not being bathed. Most stories have been told but others have not.The thing that made me interested in this topic is from a book that I read called “A child called it”. It was a true story about a young boy being abused by his mother. The only difference is that it didn’t take place in a hospital or a nursing home, though it still inspired me to do more abuse cases and to learn more. Another thing that made me interested is the fact that this isn’t a very popular topic and this is one that most people don’t take into much consideration. I want everyone to see just how these hospitals cared for their patients and how the survivors dealt with the torturing they had to face each day they were in there. I want to do more research to see if it is still taking place as strongly as it was before and to look more deeply into the lives of victims that had to go through these acts.
My current event is the closing of schools in Philadelphia. This caught my attention because I was very interest in why they are closing the schools and is it a pro or con to other people and the district.
The details I found on this website was:
On this website, it tells us that:
As I read and took notes about closing of schools I was filled with a lot of questions and comments. So some of my questions were:
These are question that I wondered about when I was reading these articles. I feel that the articles give information but not as much as I wanted.
Some comments I have about this current event is to be honest, I think it’s idiotic. They’re too busy thinking about the debt they’re in, they are not even paying attention to the children. What if one of the schools they’re closing is a child’s only chance of graduating because that child has a learning disorder, what are they going to do about that? Just because you send them to a school that you think would be good for them doesn’t mean they’re going to catch on quickly. But other than that issue, I have other opinions. Another opinion I have is I don’t think other people are seeing this as an issue like I do cause if they did I believe some one would had protested or tried to do anything they could to prevent this from happening.
As the years go on everything is going to get worse. People might not see it now but they’ll see.
Years increasing = Academic skills decreasing
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Animal cruelty happens all around the world. There are hundreds of thousands of recorded cases just in the U.S (that’s not including the global animal cruelty or the cases not recorded). We take what we need to survive from them. We take over their land and there homes. We take away their families. When will we ever stop taking and start treating them right? In my opinion animal cruelty and abuse is just disgusting.
I am interested in animal cruelty because I am an animal lover, just like millions of people around the world. The animals need a voice to stop this abuse. There are many types of animal cruelty that people aren’t even aware about. People fail to recognize and report animal cruelty. The only reason this happens is because people are not aware of the laws. The thing is, laws differ from state to state. This makes no since there should be no animal cruelty period!
Once I saw videos of abused pigs, killed whales, and dog fighting I had to contain the tears. Dog fighting is a local case in Philadelphia where dogs are put into an arena to have vicious fights. This most of the time ends with serious injury or in some serious cases death. The dogs that are mostly used are pit-bull and Rottweiler, which are very power majestic animals.
Pig farming abuse is highly known in the state of Iowa where there was an undercover video footage of abuse to the pigs. The company that was doing this crime was the Hormel Food Company. In this horrible caseworkers were videoed jabbing piglets and throwing them around. They beat and hit Pigs until they were not capable of walking or protecting their selves. They also were held in living conditions that were just not suitable for any life. The investigators were from the PETA and that witnessed one worker kicked the pig in his face and genitals to make the pig move. It was recorded that the worker said, “You got to beat on the bitch. Make her cry."
The Denmark whale slaughter is a dragged on tradition by the local citizenship. The whales come close to the shore because they are friendly creatures that feel comfortable with interacting with humans. The young men of the town to prove that they are men kill them.
Whale, dog, and pig cruelty are just
a taste of the animals around the world that have been tormented.
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The topic I am researching is how young people can stop bullying when it can hurt people’s feeling. I am trying to prevent people from bullying because the ones who get bullied will do tremendously wrong things when they have low esteem. Parents want their children to be in a safe environment at school and getting home safely without getting discomfort from students in school. Many parents can’t stop the negative passion of bullying when their children are the bully. Bullying occurs everywhere in the community, and the society needs to end the harassments. Humans tend to tease other people no matter what. Some kids pick on other kids who are weaker than them, so they feel pride in themselves.
Cyber-bully occurs on social media when texting, pictures, sending threats will affect their behavior. Indirect bullying is when there are rumors spreading around places that might be false when they can’t stop the stories. Cyber-bully happens 24/7 when parents can’t track anonymous posts. When text messages, posting pictures are sent to the person it will be extremely hard to erase because other people can read what they write to them especially on social media. Technology had been evolving constantly when the generations of children knows better than their parents, which makes parents hard to figure out. You should watch the movie Cyberbully that occurs to most teenagers.
They don’t know what to do with the situation, and their mind sets off to breakdown and gave up hope. If you take the time to realize how deeply it affects people, you might think twice.
Stop bullying. Make a change, and become the role model.
This disease is more than just risky. It is also an embarrassment, and a deadly disease. It is a serious health issue. If you don’t get checked out or don’t find out you have one, you can do some serious damage to your body and even lead to death. The younger you are, the greater your chances are to getting an STD. It is very easy to get one too. First off all, you don’t know what the person you get intimate has. 9 times out of 10 the person doesn’t know they have one as well. You can also develop a STD if you involve in intercourse with numerous people. Sexual isn’t is the only way you can get one. You can also get one by touching a cut of someone that has one.
What made me interested in this topic is because lots of people today are infected with this disease. Everyday someone either gets the infection, or they die from it. I sometimes think what i would do if i were to be infected with this disease. It makes me sad to even think of the young men and women who have to go through this everyday. You can’t have sex, or have a kid. It’s crazy how even having sex with one person can get you infected.
He was peer pressured into raping his victim as a teenager. At the time, he states,he wasn’t thinking much of the victim, but himself. He wondered if his parents were going to find out, or if it was going make him officially “cool”. This apparently was going to prove his “manly hood”.Rebombo was 15 when he raped.He got drunk, and he smoked before he did it.The boys thought it was funny and recorded the whole rape. As they did it, she pleaded with them to stop. They offered her 25 cents for her silence. He was somewhat nervous because he had never had sex before. The video lasted for 10 minutes and 33 seconds. The girl Rebombo raped never reported what happened and, Rebombo was never charged. “She never even spoke about it with anyone…She was too scared of the consequences,” Rebombo says. As the video got popular, it got spread very widly, and rapidly and soon fell into the hands of a local newspaper and it was handed over to the police.The group of rapist were soon arrested and taken to court.Many decades later, he sought out to his victim and confronted her and apologized. She broke out in tears, while telling him that not only had it change her life mentally, but physically also.After the incident with Rebombo,She was raped two other times.The mental images still haunt her till this day.
You and the world is an interesting project for the ninth graders of Science Leadership Academy. Students have a special opportunity to choose a problem going on in the world and research about their topic of interest. Each coming week students will post a new blog with interesting pictures, videos, and surveys. This project will allow students not just to learn in the class, but outside the classroom walls.
Is the generation of the 21st century falling apart? This is the question we ask ourselves every day. Today in the streets, we see teens with tattoos on their faces, girls walking around with barely any clothes on, and almost 50% of students in high school smoke cigarettes illegally. The high school drop out percentage is through the roof, and the embarrassing thing is my own race has the highest percentage of dropping out. What will these adolescents become? Will we have enough doctors, lawyers, and teachers in 10 years? It is safe to say students of today do not value education, as they should.
As a young Latina, I agree that there is stereo typing still goes on in America. There are stereotypes made about me every single day. I refuse to become part of category or percentage where I do not belong. With the behavior going on not only in schools, we are proving every stereotype made against us. Fallacious actions made by are affecting teenagers as a whole.
The other day, me and one other friend were walking down Chestnut Street enjoying the weather. We decided to walk into Liberty Place; embarrassed we walked back out because of a new rule. If you are under 18 years old, you may not be in Liberty Place without an adult. This is because recently a group of teenage flash mobs had recently been tormenting shoppers.
Majority of teens are involved in situations that are inept. These deeds are putting a bad name on all of us. To the point where we cannot even walk into places because everyone thinks we are delinquents. It is not only unfair but also embarrassing. Most of them are just living in the moment and not thinking ahead, the world has changed a lot. Living in an urban society, I wonder what the youth will become of themselves in the future.
In my freshman class, we were told to do research on a world topic that we cared about. We are to create 3 separate blog posts about it, and the purpose is to further inform other people and ourselves about this topic. If we are all forced to learn more about events that are happening in other people’s lives, it will open our minds up to bigger things that are happening, rather than just the events that occur in our day-to-day life.
The topic I chose is testing on animals. This subject is very rarely talked about because it makes people uncomfortable. Just because it makes people uncomfortable, doesn't mean we shouldn't talk about it. Millions upon millions of animals are experimented on throughout the United States.