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CRW1 (Friday class) Unit 1 Animals

March 9, 2018

The homework from Friday’s class (due by Mar. 16th) is as follows:

Should the government spend money to save animal habitats even if this means less money for roads or hospitals?

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  1. HeeYongLee permalink
    March 11, 2018 11:00 pm

    I think this is not a simple question to answer. Because, we have to protect animal habitats obviously but also need facilities for humans like hospitals, pharmacies, gas stations etc. But, humans have destroyed a lot of animal habitats and even now, we are attacking those so that many animals are extinct already and a lot of species of animals are in danger. So, I think it is better to spend more money to save animal habitats not to lose more of animal species and their habitats. Additionally, for example in Korea, I think we have enough facilities for humans except few regions like countryside. So, I think it is the time to spend more money to protect animals and to save their habitats.

  2. Park permalink
    March 12, 2018 11:35 pm

    A species is lost forever if it goes extinct. In fact, the disappearance of a single species’ can affect ecosystem on a global scale. It is because every animal plays an important role in the ecosystem such as prey, predator or decomposer. If one goes missing, the breakdown of the ecosystem will occur which will eventually threaten not only the existence of animals but also mankind. Therefore, in order to protect the endangered species, the government should spend money to save their habitats. Infrastructures like roads and hospitals might be beneficial for people but animal habitats have to be destroyed when we try to build them. Furthermore, developed countries like South Korea have more than enough infrastructures so that sufficient amount of money could be financed by the government to protect the animal habitats. For the following reasons, I can only come to the end that government should spend money on the protection of the animal habitat even if it means less money for the roads or hospitals.

  3. Oreo O's permalink
    March 14, 2018 12:46 am

    We must consider the balance between animal’s survivals and human’s profits. But it is time for us to protect animal’s survivals. It means that our government spend money to save animal habitats. Because since human first developed nature, we always construct roads and hospitals and many other things. For these benefits, we destruct nature that contained other beings’ habitats. Also, these days, extinction and endangered animals regard as serious problem. Several species die out and the number of their prey increase dramatically. It means that the biological ecosystem has defects and it is related with us. If we don’t deal with the ecosystem problem, we might encounter human extinction. Roads and hospitals might be useless if human extinction occurs.
    For this reason, the government should pay attention to protect animals’ habitats.

  4. minmin permalink
    March 14, 2018 1:11 am

    I think goverment spend money to save animal habitats. Because I think animals and people are equally important. And I think so bacause animals and humans interact. So they coexist for each other. Also, we should find appropriate standards that do not harm each other. Humans must not harm or collapse the habitats of animals. And animals should not harm human beings.

  5. Song ji yeon permalink
    March 14, 2018 3:56 pm

    I think i should spend money to save animals. Because the roads and hospitals are already established and humans are being interacting with animals. When animals are lost, it is likely to have bad influence in our lives. And when animals’s habitats are destroyed, our habitats can be destroyed. So, i think the goverment should spend money to save animals at first.

  6. MSee permalink
    March 14, 2018 4:56 pm

    In my opinion, the government should make an investment for animal habitats even though it causes inconvenience to our lives. We need to think about ecosystem. If we don’t consider other creatures and think only about our benefits, we will finally be destroyed at all. All creatures have symbiotic relationships. So we should consider not only us, but also other animals. Also, spending money for saving animal habitats doesn’t mean that we cannot improve our lives. We can develop roads or hospitals even if we spend money and time on keeping animals’ lives. Therefore, I think the government should invest money to keep animal habitats.

  7. sdnjadnjkawfnajnfjn permalink
    March 14, 2018 5:03 pm

    I think we must spend more money for animals habitats. Because humans have destroyed nature for their interest and animals lost their habitats. So we should feel sorry to them and apologize them by making habitats. For example in Korea, Four Major Rivers Project was carried, so many animals like birds and fish were lost their habitats and have come up mutant fish. In other words human’s behaviors have damaged animals habitats, consequently nature has destroyed and anomaly situation was happened. we must be alert and make the animals pay for what we can. So government must pay for animals habitats more than humans roads or hospitals.

  8. renglishlanguagepages permalink
    March 14, 2018 5:26 pm

    Should government spend money to save animal habitats even if this means less money for roads or hospitals?

    Many wild animals are undergoing process of extinction process. Many wild animals are edge of extinction. Global warning has been accelerated than ever before. Changing climate led to destruction of habitat. Deforestation kills many endangered species that only live in certain forest. Many people destroy forest to build roads and building. Many farmers burned forest to cultivate lands. For example, Amazon rainforest is a place where one-fourth of organisms dwell in. one-fifth of oxygen is produced in Brazil Amazon rainforest. However, eighteen percentage of forest have been disappeared already. Scientists are warning one- third of rainforest will disappeared in next 65 years. Global warming, relentless clearing land with fire, and development has caused destruction of Amazon rainforest. Although governments are lack of money to protect environment, government spend money to save animals’ habitat.
    Protecting animal’s habitat provided benefits to government. Many tourists are interested in wild animals. Exotic wild animals provide benefits to government. Many countries are making wildlife reservation zone. This project gives government to promote their exotic habitat which attracts tourists. For example, when I was 16 years old, I went trip to a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. At there, I was able to see many exotic wild animals, such as elephants, lions, and hippo. It was fascinating. Although it was expensive, it was worth paying. This kind of program can not only attract tourists but produce jobs. Therefore, protecting animal’s habitat is profitable.
    Protecting animal’s habitat can stabilize eco-system. Everything is interconnected. When animal’s habitats are destroyed, human will suffer most. A Forest provides oxygen. However, if humans destroy the forest, it would not good for humans because humans cannot live without oxygen. For example, polluting oceans can lead to detrimental effect on humans. If fish consume trash, heavy metals are accumulated inside fish’s body without excretion. When humans consumed this fish, this will cause diseases and especially fatal to embryo. Therefore, protecting animal’s habitat is protecting humans.
    In conclusion, protecting animal’s habitat should be on priority. Government can gain benefit by protecting animal’s habitats. Furthermore, we can protect humans by protecting animal’s habitats. Although protecting animal’s habitats are not easy, it will help humans in a long term.

  9. Ji Woo Kim permalink
    March 14, 2018 6:14 pm

    Now days, environment is servely destoryed by people. In result, many animal habitats are in danger. Animals can’t live well in forests, undergrounds, seas and so on. Therefore, goverment should spend money saving animal habitats. If they don’t, habitats wil be destroyed and it affects our living. We can’t use animals to help our lives. For example, we cannot eat food made of animals, get the furs. Most important fact is that we coexist with animals. That means we vitally need animals. Our lives are linked with animal’s existence.
    Because animals play important roles in individual creature number change and roads are well-repaired. So we don’t need the money with this areas. Thus, I think we spend money to save animals to protect our world

  10. 오지희 permalink
    March 14, 2018 6:15 pm

    오지희
    Should government spend money to save animal habitats even if this means less money for roads or hospitals?

    Many wild animals are undergoing process of extinction process. Many wild animals are edge of extinction. Global warning has been accelerated than ever before. Changing climate led to destruction of habitat. Deforestation kills many endangered species that only live in certain forest. Many people destroy forest to build roads and building. Many farmers burned forest to cultivate lands. For example, Amazon rainforest is a place where one-fourth of organisms dwell in. one-fifth of oxygen is produced in Brazil Amazon rainforest. However, eighteen percentage of forest have been disappeared already. Scientists are warning one- third of rainforest will disappeared in next 65 years. Global warming, relentless clearing land with fire, and development has caused destruction of Amazon rainforest. Although governments are lack of money to protect environment, government spend money to save animals’ habitat.
    Protecting animal’s habitat provided benefits to government. Many tourists are interested in wild animals. Exotic wild animals provide benefits to government. Many countries are making wildlife reservation zone. This project gives government to promote their exotic habitat which attracts tourists. For example, when I was 16 years old, I went trip to a wildlife sanctuary in South Africa. At there, I was able to see many exotic wild animals, such as elephants, lions, and hippo. It was fascinating. Although it was expensive, it was worth paying. This kind of program can not only attract tourists but produce jobs. Therefore, protecting animal’s habitat is profitable.
    Protecting animal’s habitat can stabilize eco-system. Everything is interconnected. When animal’s habitats are destroyed, human will suffer most. A Forest provides oxygen. However, if humans destroy the forest, it would not good for humans because humans cannot live without oxygen. For example, polluting oceans can lead to detrimental effect on humans. If fish consume trash, heavy metals are accumulated inside fish’s body without excretion. When humans consumed this fish, this will cause diseases and especially fatal to embryo. Therefore, protecting animal’s habitat is protecting humans.
    In conclusion, protecting animal’s habitat should be on priority. Government can gain benefit by protecting animal’s habitats. Furthermore, we can protect humans by protecting animal’s habitats. Although protecting animal’s habitats are not easy, it will help humans in a long term.

  11. mminn permalink
    March 14, 2018 9:21 pm

    I think the government spend money to protect animal habitats even if it menas less money for roads or hospitals because infrastructure systems such as roads are already well established in most countries. Animal habitats are essential to their survival while public goods such as roads are necessary for the convenience of humans. Considering these two things, I think it is more important to save animal habitats. Indeed, the number of species as well as the number of animals has been much less than in the past. If this condition continues, humans can become endangered species. In the long term, saving animal habitats are effective because it will help maintain the ecological system. Thus, it is ultimately for our humans to spend money to protect animal habitats.

  12. whoru permalink
    March 14, 2018 10:33 pm

    To be rich, we detroyed animals’ habitats very much so we have a responsibility to protect them. But, we still need many basic facilities like hospital, roads, etc. So we can’t answer definitely yes or no in this question. In my opinion, the answer will be change by the conditions of country like how much they developed. If the contry don’t have any basic facilities to make money, to be healthy, or happy, we should spend money to build basic facilites first. But If we have enough roads, hospitals, houses, then we need to spend more money for animals. Actually, in our country, there’s enough facilites to make us convenient, healthy, and rich. Therefore, I think our country’s government has to make a budget plan to protect animals; habitat first.

  13. I_kite permalink
    March 14, 2018 10:50 pm

    I think it is better for the government to try to protect animal habitats than to build facilities for human convenience. We humans live with animals, and that is how much our ecosystem affects us. Already, environmental pollution has left animals homeless and killed, and the number of endangered animals is rapidly increasing. Nevertheless, if the government does not protect animal habitats, it will increase the number of animals that become extinct, and as species become less diverse, the ecosystem and food chain will be destroyed. Eventually, it will have a huge negative effect on humans. I think it would be better for us to protect our animal habitats for the long run.The Earth is not ours alone. It belongs to every creature that lives on Earth. It is so selfish to damage animal habitats only for human convenience. We must coexist. I think protecting animal habitats for coexistence is a duty as an intellectual.

  14. Gongcha permalink
    March 15, 2018 3:20 pm

    Before we think the society of human, we should consider the natural world. Our world is consisted of diverse creatures. So This world is not only for humans. But we have encroached on other creatures’ territory for a long time without permission. Let’s say someone deprives your house without any agreement or compensation and you don’t have power to resist that. If so, you have only one option. That is you have to look for another space. Animals have undergone that situation for ages. Now, we have enough spaces for humans and we have abilities to help them. We have to save their habitats because not only we have the ability but also we must compensate them for the wrongs of the past. Moreover protecting animals directly connects to human life. If there are any damage to a species, our whole ecosystem would have shocks such as the collapse of prey pyramid which is harmful not only for biodiversity but also for human life. Eventually saving animal habitats is never a negative sum game to human. But rather, this is a positive sum game.

  15. Peppermint permalink
    March 15, 2018 4:38 pm

    The government have served us well for a long time, making our lives abundant and comfortable. But the one thing that the state has not thought of is the future for our descendants. Most of the policies we have faced view only the present. So, in order to grasp this matter in our hand, we must protect the environment. In other words, we should all try hard to preserve the nature that the animals have defined as their home, their habitat. Some people might oppose to this thought, thinking more facilities bring more comfort to our lives. Sure, they’re important to us but what use would they be if the Earth itself is destroyed and we humans are extinct? Always keep this in mind: without the animals in part of our cycle, we will never survive. It’s just a matter of time until we run out of food, water, resources etc. If we really need more hospitals or anything-seriously, I think we have enough of anything-, have the money protect the environment first, and then use the rest to build. Protecting the habitat is not just for the animal’s sake, but for all of our purposes to live healthy and sustainable life.

  16. Ksp permalink
    March 15, 2018 4:46 pm

    Government shouldn’t follow short-term gain and have to look further. Therefore they need to invest in saving animal habitats. Of course, convenience can make our life more easier. But it’s to selfish to think only about human in this earth. Because human and animals coexist in earth and animals take an important part by balancing ecosystem. For example, they purify polluted ocean. And it is hard for human to replace animal’s role. So if government misses this importance, more bigger losses will occur. Since ecosystem is closely related it is hard to restore. Thus government must spend money at protecting animal habitats.

  17. gunwoo permalink
    March 15, 2018 6:04 pm

    I think we don’t have to choose one thing. Because there are compromise plans. One plan is to construct a pedestrian overpass. I saw many pedestrian overpasses crossing the highway. The pedestrain overpasses were built for animals. They can cross the road safety using the pedestrain overpasses. The other plan is to move the construction area. We don’t have to construct hospitals or roads on the animal’s area. If we build them out of the area, both humans and animals can happy. So i think making compromises is better than choosing one thing.

  18. mei permalink
    March 15, 2018 10:55 pm

    I think government should spend money to save animal habitats. Because earth is not only human’s place. People should think other organism. But people always impair nature for their profit. For example, tunnel and utility pole are very useful and helpful for people but it destroy mountain where lots of animals live in. We should be concerned in ecosystem and protect their habitats.

  19. kkong permalink
    March 16, 2018 12:49 am

    In my opinion, I think the government should spend more money on roads and hospitals rather than saving animal habitats. To be sure, we should protect animal habitats because if we don’t, the destroyed nature will definitely have an impact on us. But I think that people should be the first. As all we know, infrastructures such as hospitals are essential to human life when we are in danger or in an emergency. Also roads make human life more prosperous.
    However, we should also make efforts to save animal habitats as a second goal. It’s because of the chain reaction that occurs in the nature. Extinct of a single creature might affect the whole ecosystem. In order to prevent this disaster ahead of time, we need to make efforts. For example, we should set our sight on eco-friendly development. Using reusable materials to build roads and hospitals is a good example. To end with, I mean that we should stay neutral to this topic because it’s a double-edged sword. Both of the decisions, rather what we choose to do, are important to human species because the final result will come to us. I have no doubt that we are the ones who are responsible of it.

  20. March 16, 2018 2:50 pm

    I think having animal habitats is vey importent more than building roads or hospitals.
    Already roads and hospitals are enough. Government have to spend money to save animal habitats. It is very valuable things. Many animal habitats were destructed becuse of human.
    So i think human guarantee animal habitats of course.

  21. sineddluna permalink
    March 16, 2018 3:01 pm

    I think the goverment should do something for saving animal habitat. Because we did pollute natural area, destroy animal habitats.

  22. sineddluna permalink
    March 16, 2018 4:15 pm

    I think the goverment should do something for saving animal habitat. Because we did pollute natural area, destroy animal habitats. Habitat destuction is result of hunting and fishing. Many animal species are killed for their fur, bones, oil, skin. Animals did sacrifice for selfish humans. We need animals to live in the eco-system. We will protect our planet, animal so we live in the eco-system more long time. We should live with the great responsibility for animals. Because selfish human did many cruel things to animal. If we just try to make a road…then eco-system and earth will be ruined and people will be died finally. So the goverment spend money to save animal haitats. We don’t need more roads and sacrifice of animals.

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