ばやしの勉強部屋

25歳男性の勉強全般に関する日記。英語系が多めです。

英検1級2次試験:Can keeping animals in captivity be justified?

Can keeping animals in captivity be justified?

(動物を飼育することは正当化できるか?)

 

I’m of the opinion that keeping animals in captivity can be justified.

I have two reasons to support my opinion.

 

First, by doing so, we can protect animals from various kinds of dangers. Wildlife animals are exposed to various kinds of dangers. For example, it is very difficult for them to predict when they are eaten by other aggressive animals. Also, there are lots of animals that are killed by infectious diseases, traffic accidents, and other humankind’s activities. By keeping animals in shelters, we can at least save these animal’s lives.

 

Second, it even has economic values. One of the typical examples of them is pet industry. According to recent data, over 50% of households are nowadays keeping animals in their own homes in Japan. This means that goods that are related pets such as pet foods, sanitary goods, and even toys are enjoying brisk sales. Also, some zoos attract millions of people every year. These visitors spend lots of money in local areas.

 

In conclusion, I believe that keeping animals in captivity can be justified. (176 words)

 

【内容の要約】

結論:Agree

①動物を様々な危険から保護できる

②経済的効果(例:ペット産業・動物園)

 

【メモ】

本日(3/2)スピーチ復習をしたトピックを、以下に箇条書きで記録します(これまで自作してブログ上に掲載してきたもの以外も登場します)。

苦手なトピックはで示します。

 

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