Zoos are not Essential

Imagine if you were an animal being locked in a cage all day and night. Animals have been around a lot longer than the human race. They don’t have the opportunity to roam wild like they do in the wild. Zoos are not essential because we would be able to survive without them.

When animals are in the wild they hunt to catch their food. Tigers have to hunt to catch deer, pigs or other food but in their enclosure food is just given to them. All animals are part of the food chain so if they are taken to the zoo they would be messing up the food chain. Over animals could become overpopulated because of animals that hunt them being taken away.

Secondly they have no privacy. In the wild there isn’t mobs of people staring at them and taking pictures. It wouldn’t be nice having people stare at you all the time. People watch them sleeping, relaxing, eating and they even watch them pee. If they are in a bad mood and want to be alone they can’t be.

They can’t roam free and do everything they get to do in the wild. They can’t hunt of run.  Animals in the zoo don’t live how they would in the wild. Even at open range zoos there is still a boundary. They aren’t mixed with other animals in their enclosure so if they go back into the wild they won’t know how to be with other animals.

You can now see that zoos are not essential because of the reasons stated above. They aren’t using their natural instincts, they have no privacy and they can’t roam free. Clearly zoos aren’t essential. Next time you go to the zoo consider these reasons.

 

There’s an Animal in me…

We Will Remember…

We had to make a haiku poem on ANZAC Day. Here it is…

Election Day

Vote Pro!

Hey 4’s and 5’s you should vote Pro! Click image to enlarge

Rummy Club Strategy

All the year 6’s were told to bring to strategy game, and no one did. At least we have the ones at school. Instead of  doing our usual problem solving groups we played strategy games. I played Rummy Club with Olivia, Nora and Isabelle. This is my strategy:

Preferential Voting

We watched a BTN video on preferential voting because we are learning about voting and government. These are questions I answered.

1. You vote for who want first, second, third, fourth and so on. If your first choice gets knocked out your other votes go to the other parties.

2. To win the election you have to have won half the votes plus one.

3. The official name of someone who counts the votes is the counter.

4. North Korea doesn’t use preferential voting because they are a dictatorship.

5. Preferential voting is good because if you don’t get your first choice you can always get you second or third. Also if your party isn’t winning at the start they can still win.

6. Minor parties prefer preferential voting because they might not be as popular but they can still win by getting their votes when other parties get knocked out.

7. The purpose of a ‘how to vote’ card is to say if a party gets knocked out vote for this party second.

8. A polling booth is where you stand to mark your ballot paper to vote.

9. I voted for X factor once. We had to message our vote but it wasn the preferential as you only got 1 vote.

10. The Liberal party is one of Australia’s major parties and its leader is Malcolm Turnbull. The Labor party is another and its leader is Bill Shorten. The Australian Greens is the last major party and its leader is Richard Di Natale.

 

Nancy Bird-Walton

I choose to research Nancy Bird-Walton as my Australian person. Her Australian quality is that she believed that everyone should be able to use the air ambulance. Click the pictures to enlarge them.

Sovereign Hill Camp Reflection

The Night They Stormed Eureka

We have just finished reading our class book ‘The Night They Stormed Eureka’ by Jackie French. A question I was left wondering was what happened to Sam’s past self? Click the images to read them.

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