Persuasive Essay On Wild Animals

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In the planet that we live in exists more than 8.5 billion of species that extend all the way from fish to wild animals, about 525 million of the 8.5 billon on the whole world are dogs, on an investigation that was proceeded by Stanley Coren on “Psychology Today”, estimated that approximately out of the 42.5 million of houses that are located just on the United States, each house owns 1 to more than 2 dogs, it all adds up to just in the United states there are more than 78 million of dogs.Out of the 78 million there are 3.3 million of dogs that are unowned that live on the streets or are on animal shelters. The problems that are occurring right now is that all the animal waste (dog waste), that gets thrown on parks, roads and any space that is open to the outside environment such as public spaces, is going into our watersheds provoking the contamination of the water, causing bacteria and diseases that the pet waste contains to get into the water, causing wild animals to get sick or die, and causing the water to not be usable for other sustains such as watering the plants, drinkable water, etc. Pet waste left anywhere is a potential public health risk and we should be aware of it.

Pet waste is causing trouble on our community and the environment that we involve in, causing diseases and bacteria to get into our bodies and wild animals. Dog poop contains a massive amount of fecal coliform, twice of that of a human feces, the impact the waste has on watershed contamination is massive, pet waste contains bacteria which can cause diseases, such as Giardia, Salmonella and Campylobacter that cause serious illness in humans according to “the pacific shellfish institute”. Another problem of pet waste is that it may also contain parasites such as roundworms and giardia. According to EPA “pet waste can wash off of your lawn and make its way into local waterways”, which means that from the time that the waste touches our waterways it’s contaminated and would not be usable to sustain our plants and water consumption for humans and animals. Bacteria entering our waterways provide nutrients for aquatic plants and algae, which can lead to excessive growth and algae blooms”(lincoln.ne.gov, 2017), it also has a major impact
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