Pit Bulls Essay

Words: 1472
Pages: 6

Final Persuasive Speech Outline

General Purpose: to persuade
Specific purpose: To stop breed discrimination against the APBT


A. Attention Getter: Dr. Martin Luther King once said, “I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character” (King, 1963). As members of the millennial generation, we are taught that it is unacceptable to judge people by the way one looks, dresses, or talks. So why is it excusable for you to judge my four-legged companion based on the way she looks, the way she is built, or the way her bark sounds? B. Credibility As an owner of an American pit bull terrier, I witness first hand how the pit bull is
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The average passing rate for the other 121 breeds of dogs in the tests were at a 77%” (ADMIN, 2009). B. When I first went to pick up my pit bull to take her home, she was cowering in the corner of the bed of a truck. Like any person taking home a new pet, I held her close to me on the car ride home trying to provide as much comfort as humanly possible. I felt an instant connection. I knew what I was getting myself into as a new pit bull owner. A daily occurrence of discrimination, a battle to find an apartment, a challenge to find her play dates. But at that moment, I knew it was my obligation to protect her, to defend her, and to educate people on this loving breed. She is the best four-legged companion I have ever had. Sure, she has her quirks: she gets really hyper right before bed, she’s afraid of the big yoga ball, she hides from new toys for a couple of days, and if a football is wobbling her way you can find her hiding under my desk until she knows it’s back on the shelf. Fierce, right? C. Regardless of times, there will always be the blame game. There is always a "go to" when it comes to fault. As far as domestic animals, the blame always seems to get placed on the animal itself instead of the source, the owner. There have been several breeds over the generations that have gotten the "bad dog" name from the Doberman to the Rottweiler to the German shepherd. We have to be