In the early 90’s Tame Yourself was released. It was an album with musical contributions from various artists, like Chrissie Hynde, Michael Stipe or the B-52’s, just to mention a few. The benefits were for PETA, which stands for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. In fact most musicians involved in the project are known to be vegetarians, vegans or animal activists. I am not a vegetarian myself, and I have never taken part in animal charity projects either. But I am very sensitive about it, and I get very upset when it comes to animals and how they can be so cruelly treated.
Whether you are interested in this issue or not, you might want to listen to this song and complete the listening comprehension activity proposed.
Before you watch. Which specific action against animals do you think will be mentioned?
keeping animals in inhumane conditions
Listen and find out.
Here’s a video about what it means to be a responsible pet owner. Before watching -or listening- read the statements below. Which ones do you think will be mentioned as examples of what pet ownership involves?
Making sensible decisions when adopting
Feeding the pet on organic food
A big investment of time and money
Being aware of allergies
Being informed of pet hotels
Keeping up with the regular vacinations and parasite controls
Identifying your pet with tags and microchipsE
Preparing emergency kits
Wondering are the physical and emotional benefits of owning a pet? Click on Infographic List to find out
Would you like to share your opinions, or experiences of having a pet? Supposing somebody told you they were considering owning a pet, what advice would you give?
If you would like to discuss and share your thoughts just post a comment.
Pets can make one’s life really happy. Those of you pet owners know that you’re never lonely when you have a pet beside you. Their unrivalled loyalty may not always be rewarded, though. I feel that all the pets I had gave far more than they ever received.
They help you learn a lot about yourself, never let you down and all they request in return is shelter, food and love, lots of love. As simple as that.
Just found this poem.
have eyes that yawn,
as a halt sign.
they speak your mind,
by Jim Howell