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Are you an animal lover? Do you own pets? Should we own
Different types of pets:
What kinds of pets do you have / know?
Ones that live in your house:
kennels, lead/leash, collar, breed, Obedience training, to pat a dog, bark
litter tray, let the cat out, to stroke a cat, whiskers, lick their fur, furball,
Ones that live in goldfish bowls or aquariums:
goldfish, tropical fish
Ones that live in cages
parrots, canaries, skunks, ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, mice, gerbils
Ones that live in vivariums:
reptiles, iguanas, snakes
Animal shelter, to adopt a pet, to keep a bird in a cage, to take a pet to the
Why do we have pets? (To keep you company, to teach kids
how to care for something, fascination with nature, work (eg. shepherds), to
enhance your image?)
Some people say its also pressure from media – Pets have become accessories. Do
What are the disadvantages of having pets? (Expense, They have short life cycles,
You have to often decide when they die, holidays, being tied down)
What about the pets themselves? Is it Good for them? ( cramped living spaces,
quality of their lives, not being free) the environment
Do you think it’s unfair to keep animals in the home – shouldn’t they be in
their natural habitat?
What do you think of people who have exotic pets?
Is it still a good idea to have pets in the 21st century? Or is the idea
something that is no longer morally acceptable?
Do you agree with animal testing?
Would you wear a fur coat?
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