|The Makah Indian Whaling: Indigenous Right or
Environmental Injustice : A 9 page discussion of the
importance of the whale hunt to traditional Makah culture.
Discusses the history of whaling among the Makah and their
voluntary abandonment of the practice in the early part of
the twentieth century and their wish to resume the activity at
present. Presents the possibility of future whaling as a very
controversial one and one which divides not only
environmentalist from the indigenous people but also the
indigenous people themselves. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
Dolphins And Personhood : 6 pages in length. For many,
the concept of personhood is reserved strictly for humanity.
However, that is a self-centered, arrogant concept that has
no basis of fact. Dolphins possess many -- if not all -- of the
qualifications that represent personhood; in fact, they are
one of many within the nonhuman world who can be
considered persons by its very definition. The writer
addresses the concept of dolphins as persons, as well as
sites examples of such. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
The American Alligator /
Alligator Mississippiensis :
A 5 page overview of the American Alligator (Alligator
mississippiensis). Includes information on its evolutionary
relationship to the crocodile, its reproductive strategy,
habitat preferences, subsistence patterns and other behavior.
Bibliography lists 5 sources. Alligat2.wps
Alligator Control In Florida : Floridas citizens are more
greatly threatened by alligators than citizens anywhere else.
In this 5 page report, the writer discusses dangers to
humans, to the alligators themselves, and the overall
ecological benefit of keeping alligators alive and thriving in
the state of Florida. Bibliography lists approximately 10
Animal Rights : 14 pages on Animal Rights; legal and
ethical issues. Writer argues that we should put ourselves
before animals and continue using them for medical
research. Bibliography lists 12 references. Animalt2.wps
Animal Rights # 2 : A variety of animal rights issues are
addressed in this 5 page essay. Arguments on both sides of
the fence are considered. Activists such as Peter Singer and
Tom Regan are noted and their positions stated. Morality is
considered as the basis for many of the arguments and the
paper concludes that perhaps a compromise in treatment of
animals in society can be reached. Bibliography lists 9
Animal Rights # 3 : 12 pages in length. Mankind's
arrogance has created a world of pain and suffering for his
animal counterparts. From research and testing to animals
in entertainment to the seemingly innocent "sport" of
recreational fishing, animals constantly forfeit their intrinsic
rights to a life free of pain, suffering and exploitation. The
writer addresses several aspects where animals are forced to
relinquish their rights as living beings. Bibliography lists 6
Animal Rights Issues : 6 pages in length. The
surround animal rights are both broad and complex; not only
do they address the primal mistreatment of those from the
animal kingdom, but they also appeal to man's inability to
recognize the sentience of any creature other than himself.
The writer discusses various issues of animal rights as they
are reflected in an associated article, as well as offers a
summary and critical analysis of the article. No
Consciousness In Animals : 20 pages in length. When
considers the concept of consciousness, it is with great
hesitation that its traits are attributed to those who represent
the animal kingdom. However, what mankind has typically
done is employ the human form of consciousness when
applying it to animals, making it quite difficult for them to
meet up to such an adaptation. Indeed, while animals may
not possess the prerequisites for human consciousness,
which not only include awareness of external events or
phenomena, but also of one's own feelings, beliefs, and
mental events, they do harbor their own form of
consciousness that often transcends mankind's reality-based
existence. That humans are able to reason and communicate
through spoken language does in no way preclude the rest
of the animal kingdom from also inherently possessing a
distinct and definite consciousness; just because man
believes that he is the only species to maintain a state of
consciousness is no proof that it does not exist elsewhere.
The writer defends the position of consciousness in animals.
Bibliography lists 16 sources. TLCAnmal.wps
Arguing Against Animal Experimentation : In 5 pages the
author argues against using animals for testing. Animal
experimentation is unnecessary, unethical, morally wrong
and dangerous to humans. Bibliography lists 10 sources.