My Writing Portfolio A Wild Obsession

Sinara Isoyan E&C 141-A Persuasive Writing Professor: Dr. Ken Monteith Date: April 19, 2017 Persuasive Paper A Wild Obsession Scrolling down Instagram and seeing kids play with a baby tiger in the massive backyards of their mansions is what got me thinking about this matter. I was not born in the United Arab Emirates, but I was bred there, and I’ve witnessed that the people there, particularly the incredibly rich ones whose houses resemble castles, have a weird obsession with wild animals. I remember once when I was stuck in a terrible traffic, my curiosity got the better of me and I commenced to observe the cars around me. Absentmindedly, I looked around for a few seconds and at some point, something unnatural and bizarre caught my attention and left me speechless, and that was a baby tiger’s head poking out of the passenger seat window of some massive car. It is impossible to describe what went on in my incredibly confused head, for I was unable to comprehend the sight which was right there in front of me. I had been used to seeing tigers and lions in zoos, and not in the backseat of someone’s car. I feel as though that sight was the beginning of some cautionary tale about how an innocent baby tiger grows into a ferocious beast and devours its owners and their little children. I have to admit that my imagination is pretty wild, but so are these animals. However, to further analyze this particular issue that prevails in our world, particularly in the East, I will introduce you to several sources I stumbled upon when researching into this topic and hopefully, they will shed the much needed light on this ridiculous issue. Some people believe that owning and keeping exotic pets should be legal, since they are capable of taking good care of such animals keeping animal welfare in minds, but others 1