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I hope with this essay that i can create new

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speech because you can't please everyone and someone is bound to disagree with you. I hope with this essay that I can create new perspective on why animals are so beneficial. I plan to also incorporate how even adopting a troubled animal could make for a great companion because it lets the animal and their human learn and grow together. Not only can I potentially create understanding for just how important an animal's role is in someone's life, but I can also possibly cause people to think about the benefits of adopting animals over buying puppies from mills and breeders. Although it's not the focus, it's certainly an extra bonus! This essay is going to need a lot of supporting FACTS to be successful. I plan to use research, survey studies, and my own personal experiences, as well as others that they've written about. There's also a few stories in the news about unbreakable bonds between humans and their pets and the stories behind it. I plan to use blogs/articles from NPR and the Newspaper. I've found several articles about
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how patients have shown improvement medically through something even as small as watching animals from a distance, to how their body reacts when they are petting an animal. Studies have shown that when anxious people watch or pet animals it relaxes them, and causes their blood pressure and heart rate to decrease. This will reinforce my argument because it shows that there is a benefit to the physical reaction people have when they interact with animals. I also plan to use research articles from colleges that have done studies related to my topic. The University of Manchester in the UK interviewed 54 people with mental illnesses, and many of them considered their pets to be a part of their social circle. They go on to explain that when they get out, their pets are the reason they associate with other people, and that makes them happy and encourages them to get out more. This helps my argument because it
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