Monday, 10 July 2017

Wild eyes pt.2:

Task: After your great visit to the Otorohanga bird house it is time to hop back onto the bus and head towards the Hawke’s Bay – your resting place for the evening. Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful region of New Zealand. It is known for its wineries and gorgeous scenery. When you arrive in Napier, the largest city in the region, you go for a walk through Waitangi Regional Park and notice that many of the leaves on the native trees have been damaged. Curious Kiwi tells you that they were damaged by possums, non-native predators, from Australia. People in New Zealand are working hard to trap and kill these predators. Their goal is to remove all of the possums (and other predators) by 2050. Go to the Predator Free 2050 website’ to read more about their work.

I disagree that New Zealand should be predator free but it would definitely be good to have less in the country. Reasons:
1. My first reason is because predators stay above and under our houses and they also eat our food.
2. A reason to disagree is because predators don't ruin our everyday lives.
3. My last reason is due to them eating our plants and gardens.
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1 comment:

  1. Kia ora Cameo,

    It is great to see that you thought carefully about this issue, came up with an answer and then presented evidence (reasons) to support your thinking. These activities can be pretty tricky but you have done a really nice job. I completely understood your first two reasons but I am not entirely sure that I understand what is meant in argument #3. Could you please tell me a little bit more about what you meant by "My last reason is due to them eating our plants and gardens." Do you mean that they should be reduced in number because they eat plants and gardens or they should be eliminated because they do this?

    Could you please provide us with a little bit more information so that we can follow your line of thinking?

    Thanks, Cameo!!

    Rachel :)