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The Modern Zoo This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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I would like to begin by defining “zoo.” It is a park-like area in which live animals are kept in cages or large enclosures for public exhibit. Hold on, large enclosures? More like tiny cages. As zoo funds are cut, cages become smaller... (more »)
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Animal Testing Should Be Banned
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The relationship between people and animals are extremely messy and complicated. Many people nowadays use animals such as rats, frogs and goldfish for experimenting. During science class, we learned biology and we dissected frog’s heart... (more »)
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Why Countries Need to Take Action Against...
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Global warming is a worldwide problem that is caused mainly by human actions. When the world warms, ice caps start to melt, and storms of pollution start to rumble. No country in the world is safe from the effects of global warming if we keep... (more »)
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Hybrid Cars: Why They Should Be More Mainstream
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The world used to laugh at the idea of hybrid cars. Even though the world knew global warming was affecting the Earth badly and oil depression is something inevitable, all of the cars on the road still ran on gasoline. This, however, changed... (more »)
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Littering Is Killing Us Slowly
By , Ho Chi Minh, Viet Nam
Littering is happening all around Vietnam. People are throwing paper and trash out of cars and off their motorbikes. If we continue to throw trash on the ground we will cause a big problem in the future. Even if it’s a small piece of... (more »)
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Ignoring the Real Problems
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As years go by, the earth goes through more and more issues. Of course there are things like political issues, global issues, and so on. However, I’m talking about the environment, the actual problems that the world is facing. These... (more »)
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Conserving More Than Needed
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Ever since I was a little boy, I have always had the privilege of living in a clean environment. My grandmother would always make the effort to keep the house free of any debris. One of the ways she keeps tidiness in our home is by washing the... (more »)
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The Beauty of Science This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     The Union Army will be remembered as winning the Civil War. Genghis Khan will be remembered for invading China. Yet Darwin’s Theory of Evolution may change as may Newton’s Three Laws of Motion. Unlike... (more »)
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A Cruel Place This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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      Most people wouldn’t enjoy having their livers swollen, shampoo dropped into their eyes, or being in a cage so small they can’t stand up. So what makes people think that animals feel any less pain?... (more »)
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Here’s the Beef This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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     Advertisers are, of necessity, a craftybunch. They know that almost everything we want in life is owned,controlled, or influenced by someone else. They determine which group totarget, what that group needs or thinks... (more »)
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Not All Zoos Are Inhumane This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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This piece is a response to “The Modern Zoo” from the May 2008 issue of Teen Ink. I volunteer at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo and have gotten to know its keepers, veterinary staff, and other workers. According to the writer of “The Modern... (more »)
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#12
Animal Emotions
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Some people are ignorant. Some people are intelligent. And then there are the people who are able to use their ‘intelligence’ to convey their ignorance. To me, these are the type of individuals who claim that animals are not capable of... (more »)
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Hamocide
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Sorry to ruin your day, but according to a recent study by a panel of 21 leading experts, bacon has been found to cause bowel cancer. Much to my gustatory dismay, bacon, the greatest snack/condiment known to man, can now be added to the list of... (more »)
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A Caring Rebellion This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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Vegans can be defined as strict vegetarians who do not eat meat, dairy products, and eggs. This definition, though, only touches the surface of what a vegan lifestyle entails. Vegans not only abstain from consuming meat or animal byproducts,... (more »)
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The Rough Costs of Rough Diamonds: Blood Diamonds
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As I sat with my family, my father handed me a box. My birthday gift was a little jewelry box. I opened it and staring back at me were two diamond earrings. “Oh and don’t worry they’re clean, certified diamonds”, my father said. I... (more »)
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Storm Story
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The first day of school my senior year proved to be extra special, as a huge straight line storm hit my town in Illinois. I had just gotten home after having lunch with my boyfriend, Tyler, and his family. Tyler and his little brother, Zack stayed... (more »)
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