Persuasive Speech On Animals

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Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, step right up step right up! Monkeys, tigers, elephants. Oh my! Animals that are born into the circus are almost immediately ripped away from their mothers which can lead to stress, depression and even extreme frustration. They spend 96% of their life behind bars, much like the monkey in the first advertisement I chose. Animals deserve to be living in their natural state of life, without harm, abuse or suffering. It has been shown that animals are capable of feeling pain, hunger, thirst, loneliness, and kinship. Animals should be left in their natural state and if needed to be in captivity the owner should be knowledgeable of the effects that their surroundings have on their “pets”. The 3 advertisements…show more content…
The ad is a monkey with face paint made to look like a clown which is representative of the title Animals are not Clowns. It is locked behind bars in its cage where it spends most of its time unless it is performing it’s routine. There were 2 other animals on the website that was created to support this organization with the same paint and locked behind bars to show the same message. Written on the ad “... ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls for the crack of whip against the animal’s stinging wounds. A big round of applause for the flaming hoops, the injuries and the electric shocks. ....Laugh, applause and join in with the repetitive choreographed routines typical of depressed animals under great stress. ” The mocking tone uses pathos to appeal to the viewer’s sense of justice and values. This part of the advertisement is ultimately effective because it presents the performances of the circus from an animal’s perspective; the abuse, lack of freedom, and the mistreatment that goes on backstage, away from the eyes of the audience. This writing is meant to be as if it is being spoken from the announcer at a circus. Although, it is very small writing and not the main focus of the ad, it is very powerful. While I believe it is a strength in the ad, I also think it is a weakness. It is very small and off to the side and I was…show more content…
Millions of small objects are thrown onto the roads everyday, but what happens after that? The birds do the work of garbage collectors and this photo shows the consequences. The image used in this ad looks like it had a tragic lifestyle while still alive. The argument being made in If you don’t pick it up they will implies that the trash left behind by humans will be picked up by the wildlife. The liter is only noticed once it is too late to save the animal. These ad appeals to pathos, making you question if you are contributing to the liter inside the wildlife.The pathos appeal here is guilt. Guilt is the feeling of responsibility for a wrongdoing. The advertisement guilts the audience, by using a relatively distressing yet realistic image of the consequences of dropping litter, or not picking up other peoples litter. The fact that many people may have dropped litter or neglected other waste on the roads, is what implicates the sense of guilt as it produces a sense of responsibility for what is in the advertisement. If I was to recreate one of these ads in another medium, I would recreate Animals are not Clowns as a video. I think it would create a stronger sense of pathos had there been a video of an animal experiencing the abuse they suffer in the circus. A clip of the animal behind bars looking sad and stressed could create more credibility as well. I do not think the appeal to ethos would

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