Example for Grade 5: Opinion – Service Animals - ID: 4049

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Service Animals

  • Purpose: Opinion
  • Grade: 5
  • ID No. 4049

Student Response

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The New Service Animal Law

Do you like the new law that only permits service dogs and not other service animals in public? Well if you are not sure this article can help you decide if you like the law of not. I personally think it is good but
at the same time bad. There are two sides of this law; the good and the bad.

The good is that the the men and women who passed the law are right, big service animals can wreck things that are flimsy and fragile and make too much noise in places that are meant to be quiet. Also animals such as snakes and monkeys or more can pass dangerous diseases. This new law enforces service animals besides dogs to remain in the disabled person’s home and to be not seen in public.

Then there is the bad side. A disabled person who does not have a service dog but does have a service monkey can not go to a restaurant or even go out to any place except for their front or back yard. The only way they could go out is if they have someone who is staying with them or a friend. What if a disabled person goes out to a restaurant and has a snake for a helper who is under control and never does anything bad? They might try explaining to the workers that their snake should be able to stay because it is under control; but the workers would just say no, no, and no. It would not be fair to them because it is like they have no rights.

II n conclusion, I think the law should change to permit service dogs and monkeys but the monkeys have to be checked that they have no disease before they go out.