Angela Cortese, Comm1020, November 14, 2012 No more homeless pets – Help stop animal cruelty Audience Perspective: Speaker Ethos: I love pets and I am currently an owner of 3 shelter dogs Organizational Pattern: Informative/ Persuasive General Purpose: To Inform/ To persuade General Topic: Educate my classmates about homeless pets and animal cruelty Narrowed Topic: Animal shelter conditions and puppy mills Specific Purpose: To educate my classmates on how they can help reduce homeless pets and stop animal cruelty Thesis Statement: We can all make a difference in pet overpopulation, pet homeless and animal cruelty Speech Outline: I. II. Introduction a. Hook: We can all make a difference b. Ethos: Helping to stop animal cruelty – helping homeless animals c. Thesis: If we all adopted or bought from responsible local breeders and spayed & neutered our pets we could help bring an end to puppy mill cruelty, pet overpopulation and homeless pets d. Preview: Overcrowded animal shelter, be a responsible pet owner-Spay and Neuter, Pet stores and puppy mill cruelty, how you can make a difference Body a. First Major Point: Pet shelter overcrowding, animal hording, economy i. Detail (key words) 1. Citation/Reference: information taken from the peta.org website ii. Detail (Key words) Spay & Neuter your pets 1. Citation/Reference: humanesociety.org website Transition: Now I would like to talk about b. Second Major Point: Be a responsible owner, buyer, Pet stores, Puppy Mills, animal cruelty , how you can make a difference i. Detail (Key words): Puppy mills, don’t buy from pet stores, be a responsible owner 1. Citation/Reference: The international society of animal rights ii. Detail (Key words): How you can make a difference 1. 2. Citation/Reference: Nopetstorepuppies.com website sponsored by the ASPCA Reference handout with URL for responsibly adopting and buying puppies Transition: I hope I have given you a clearer picture of the current pet overpopulation and animal cruelty issues that are occurring every day III. Conclusion I hope you will each make a difference in preventing homeless pets and animal cruelty Bibliography Allen, Laura. You've Seen Oprah's Show: Now What You Can Do to Keep Up the Fight Against the Pet Trade. 4 April 2008. 12 November 2012. <http://www.animallawcoalition.com/companion-animal-breeding/article/475?6a394a68>. ASPCA. No Pet Store Puppies. n.d. <http://nopetstorepuppies.com/where-can-i-buy-a-puppy>. Ayoub, Chuck. Dog Facts - Puppy mills. 2006. 12 November 2012. <http://www.dogfacts.org/puppy-mills-dogfacts.htm>. Greis, Philip K. Puppy Mills & Pet Store Puppies. 2012. 12 Nobember 2012. <http://www.educatemymutt.com/Pet-StorePuppies.html>. ISAR. "Dog overpopulation and puppy mills." n.d. International Society for Animal Rights, Law and Education Serving Animals. Ed. ISAR. 12 November 2012. <http://www.isaronline.org/f/Dog_Overpopulation_and_Puppy_Mills.pdf>. Mackey, Jeff. 'No Kill' No Excuse for Hoarding—Solution Is 'No Birth'. 22 February 2012. Web page article. 11 November 2012. <http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2012/02/22/no-kill-no-excuse-for-hoarding-solution-is-nobirth.aspx>. —. Why ‘No-Kill Shelters’ Make Animals Rely on Us Now More Than Ever . 2012 22 February. 12 November 2012. <http://www.peta.org/b/thepetafiles/archive/2012/02/21/why-no-kill-shelters-make-animals-rely-on-us-nowmore-than-ever.aspx>. Society, The Humane. Pet Overpopulation. n.d. 12 November 2012. <http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/pet_overpopulation>.