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Hi! Err- I'm new here, so I don't know exactly where this belongs, but considering that I could definitely mess up some relationships with friends, I decided to post it here..<br><br>
So in my English class, my teacher is going to have us write an essay over controversial topics. Well we have our idea due tomorrow, and a basic setup of our essay. My issue is that I don't know whether to do it over animal rights or not. I know no other vegans and I don't know anyone who would support me in an argument in class. In fact, my closest friends fight me on my beliefs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":("> However, I saw people writing down religion, abortion, gay rights, gay marriage, all things that are VERY controversial. We're bound to have a lot of arguments anyways.<br><br>
I live in an area where people really love their meat. I do want to do it on animals rights, but I don't know if it's a good idea or not. I already have to fight for what I believe in with my friends and family, I don't want to bring it into the classroom too. She said if we can to do something we're passionate about so we can fight it better, though. I'm most passionate about animals rights. I mean I could always do it over population or world hunger, but still... :/
 

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You could try to incorporate AR into another subject in order to soften the blow.
 

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You have to do what's right... I mean everyone will do what is easy... You will do it hard and you have a better chance of getting a better grade because you are the only one doing it
 

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do what feels right and what's in your heart. if done in a non-judgmental, non-malicious way you have the potential to open eyes and give your classmates some insight on the subject.
 

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No, I live in Tennessee. I ended up doing it on the decreasing ocean population and why we have to reverse it. I included the Japanese dolphin slaughter, so that got my point through. I almost did factory farming. I wish I had. However, the day after we gave the speeches I was talking to a friend and she said "I wish I had done a different topic, I should have done my topic about how phony Food Inc. is. Probably only 2 percent of meat is from factory farms. 98 percent is from regular, caring family farms. They only focus on the bad points. I know how you feel, no offense, but I don't think it's that bad, besides it's just food." I responded with, "And you want to be a vet, right?" We're both in agriscience, they all think vegans and vegetarians can't be vets. :/ So I guess that's the kind of responses I would've got -.-
 
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