Do you own a pet? If so, tell us about your pet. If not, why not?
I have two pets, a cat and a dog. I’ve had my cat Max for 12 years and my dog Rocco for 5 years. Max is an orange tabby cat and Rocco is an australian shepherd. When I was younger, I asked for a kitten for Christmas. My parents gave my a stuffed animal cat and told me that was the best they could do. When I was done opening my presents, my Mom told me to go into the basement to get something for her. When I opened the door, a little orange kitten (Max) was sitting there in a box. I was so happy. He is an awesome cat and loves attention. My parents got Rocco when I was in 8th grade. We had no idea that they were getting a puppy. When they came home with Rocco, they rang the doorbell and put him on the front step. My siblings and I were so excited. I absolutely love animals.
What restrictions do you have on your diet? What kinds of animals do you eat, and what kinds of animals would you NEVER consider eating? Why not?
I don’t have many restrictions on my diet when it comes to meat. The only thing I don’t eat very often is beef. I only eat steak and hamburgers once in a while. I eat chicken and turkey the most. I also like some seafood like light fish, shrimp, lobster, and crab. Meats that I would never consider eating are deer, veal, or any other uncommon meats. It’s crazy to think about the kinds of meats and foods people in other countries eat. I would never eat anything besides the usual chicken, turkey, pork and beef.
What are some other relationships you have to animals around you?
I don’t really have any relationships to animals besides the pets I have. At some point in my life I want to volunteer at an animal shelter. My favorite animal besides cats and dogs are dolphins. I’ve loved them ever since I was little. One year as a Christmas present, my grandpa brought me to Discovery Cove to go swimming with dolphins. If I could be a dolphin trainer, I would in a heartbeat. Now that I am older, I don’t really agree with places like Discovery Cove because the dolphins there have to swim with people all day. I don’t believe that is a good way for them to live. If I was to get a job working with dolphins, I would go to an aquarium. Last year I went to Florida to visit my grandparents and we went to the Clearwater Aquarium where the dolphin Winter lives from the movie DolphinTale. The story of Winter is amazing. I could have sat at the aquarium all day and watched the dolphins.
Considering your answers to above three questions, what do they say about you as a person? How would you formulate your moral viewpoint towards other creatures in a sentence or two?
I believe I’m a very caring person and I love animals. I don’t know how anyone could ever abuse or hurt an animal. I’ve always cared about animals and I always will.
MULTI-MEDIA: Include a picture that shows or represents your pet or your views on animal rights. Discuss briefly why you selected it.
I chose these picture because they are picture of my two pets Max and Rocco. They are two really amazing animals.