In "the Day of the Bomb", a young girl named Sadako and her brother live through the bombing of their city Nagasaki, Japan. Later in her life, Sadako discovers she realizes she is very sick and immediately goes to hospital to discover she has radiation poisoning. At the end of the book she dies. "The faint glimmer became a shining light. Sadako’s eyes opened wide. She saw Heaven in all its eternal splendour." (Bruckner). This book is important because is influences how we make big decisions that may affect many lives by reminding us many innocent people died during and after the bombing of Japan. The most valuable idea or takeaway from this book is to always know as much about something as you can before taking actions, and to think about how certain decisions might affect everyone.
The book I am currently reading is called "the Day of the Bomb" and it about a little girl called Sadako living in Japan who survives through the bombing of Hiroshima but later gets radiation poisoning and dies. This tragic book relates to today's society because sometimes people, especially leaders of countries forget or don't think about the total affect something will have on a person or a group of people.
Currently I am reading a book called "The Day of the Bomb", which tells the story of a little girl named Sadako, who survives through the atomic bombing of Japan. The book relates to events in history very well. It accurately explains how the bomb affected Japan before and after the World War 2. The quote " The explosion wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure. " from history.com deeply relates to the book because Sadako ends up getting sick due to the bomb as seen in the quote "We must take her to the New Hospital! Right away, for choice. They are the only people who can tell us if Sadako has radiation sickness." "The Day of the Bomb" is a very realistic book and compares to the actual event with amazing accuracy.
"The Day of the Bomb" by Karl Bruckner
Every year in Wake County, about 5000 cats and 5500 dogs are taken into a shelter for potential adoption. Approximately 3/5ths of these animals are adopted but the remaining 2/5ths spend the rest of their lives in the shelter and never find a real home (Troxler 2015). This issue also affects people is many ways. Zoonotic diseases (diseases transmitted from animals to people) such as rabies, ringworm, scabies and leptospirosis can be an issue (Trotman). Our goal is to donate supplies to Second Chance, an animal shelter in Wake County that helps dogs and cats find new homes.
We are interested in this issue because it is very important to us that cats and dogs, as well as other domestic animals have an equal chance to have a good life. One person in our group has a cat that was rescued from a shelter. He was in the shelter for a very long time and no one was adopting him. That experience made us realize how much homeless animals need all of our help. Everyone should care about this issue because it affects the entire community by costing money for shelters, food and supplies are needed for the animals, and overpopulation of dogs and cats can lead to more diseases and worse hygiene.
There are many animals in shelters all over North Carolina and many never get adopted. In 2015, about 1,780 cats and 923 dogs were euthanized just in Wake County (2015 Public Animal Shelter Report). Homeless animals don't always have access to food, water, and shelter. Homeless animals affect people by spreading disease, causing stray dog or cat attacks, and impact wildlife as well as livestock negatively because they can hurt or kill the crops. Animal homelessness has been an issue in our community for a long time and will continue to be an issue unless something is done. If we help homeless animals this will become less of an issue.
There are many causes and effects of homeless animals. The main cause of animal homelessness is overpopulation. One cause of overpopulation is when people don't spay or neuter their pets. There are not enough people who want to adopt, so these animals tend to stay in shelters for a long time. If this issue is not taken care of animal homelessness could become an even bigger issue which means that more dogs and cats would end up in a shelter or even end up euthanized.
These dogs and cats as well as other animals need our support. Homelessness is a big issue in North Carolina and something must be done. The dogs and cats need food, water, and other supplies. Currently, there are many organizations that are set up to help homeless animals. Second Chance, SPCA, and Saving Grace are all examples of organizations in Raleigh, North Carolina that support these animals. They put animals up for adoption, accept donations, and take care of needy cats and dogs. ”The mission statement of the SPCA remains as relevant now as it was when it was written in 1967: To protect, shelter and promote the adoption of homeless animals” (SPCA of Wake County 2017) is a quote from the SPCA that shows how much homeless animals need us.
There are many reasons why homeless animals are still an issue in Raleigh. One reason could be because people don’t spay or neuter their animals, and sometimes shelters can’t either. This leads to an overpopulation, resulting in more animals on the street that need our help. Also, some people have a lack of caring for their pets, and end up “disposing” of them onto the streets, where they will most likely be picked up by a shelter. As you can see, there are still many problems in N.C. concerning homeless animals.
A way that we can help these animals out is by donating supplies to Second Chance, a no-kill rescue organization in Raleigh, North Carolina. Supplies we could donate are cat litter, food, paper towels, puppy pads and more. We would create and set up posters around the school as well as make a news announcement that would convince people to donate these supplies to a bin that we would have set up near the cafeteria. We would also want to talk to the builders club about helping spread the word about the donations. Once we have all the donations, a teacher will drop the donations off at Second Chance. When everything is set up, we would give students a week and a half.The biggest problem we would have is the lack of time to make all the posters and make a news announcement.
For this donation/fundraiser the main thing that you would need to know is when we would collect the donations. You would also need to know how we would spread the word about collect the donations. Which we would do by making posters and maybe having an announcement on the news. Our goal for collecting these donations is that we could collect at least 30 items for Second Chance Pet Adoptions. We want to collect some of their most needed supplies such as cat litter, canned kitten food, paper towels etc. If we receive at least 30 items donated we will know that we achieved our goal. These animals need our help, and we need to support them in any way that we can.
Troxler, Steve. “WAKE COUNTY ANIMAL CARE CONTROL”. 2015 Public Animal Shelter Report. Monday, April 18, 2016. Friday, March 17, 2017 <http://www.ncagr.gov/vet/aws/fix/documents/2015AnimalShelterReportPDF4-18-16.pdf>
Trotman, Mark. “Impact of stray dogs and cats on the community”. March 30, 2017 <http://www.hsi.org/assets/pdfs/regional_realities.pdf>
‘Out Shopping List.” 2nd Chance Pet Adoptions. 2017. March 17, 2017 <https://www.secondchancenc.org/support-us/our-shopping-list/>
“Shelter Intake and Surrender.” ASPCA. 2017. <https://www.aspca.org/animal-homelessness/shelter-intake-and-surrender/pet-statistics>
I would define my personality as introverted, a little pessimistic, and definitely a perfectionist. I usually don't open up to people very well, but when I do I am nice and loyal. I am also very creative and self-reflective. Lastly, I am an extremely organized person who likes to keep things nice and tidy.
Water is a very important natural resource all across America. However in North Carolina, fracking has become a prominent issue that we should be concerned with. Fracking is when you inject liquid at high pressure into the ground to open up existing fissures in the earth to extract oils. This process is horrible for the enviroment. Chemicals can leak into our drinking water and contaminate it. "In North Carolina, the drinking water for at least 2.4 million people, including more than 400,000 well users is at stake." (http:www.environmentnorth carolina.org/program/nce/dont-frack-our-water-0). Personally, I am interested in this issue because it is very important to me to make sure other people know how the environment is affected by us if you want to help out you can contact legislators, blog, tweet, post of Facebook and other social media, or just spread the word on how fracking hurts the environment. We should all be interested in helping the enviroment, it is what shapes our future and we have a duty to take care of it.
On February 11th, the Moral March occurred in downtown Raleigh and about 80,000 people showed up. The marches purpose was to send a message to America and to opposed some of Donald Trumps ideas and choices. This is a local issue because the protests happened in N.C. It shut down travel into the city and people were opposing some of North Carolina's bills such as HB2. I am interested in this issue because it is directly influencing our community and our lives and helps determine the success of our future. It is important for everyone to support our community in any way possible because what affects the community as a whole, will eventually affect each individual. You can protest, write letters to N.C. legislators and senators, tweet and use other social media, or just make you voice heard in any way possible.
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