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How to Form the Past Perfect Tense

Date: Aug 15 2012

Themes: News, Pets

Grammar: Past Perfect Tense


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Fashion is personal. The same shirt, dress, or pair of shoes might seem beautiful, ugly, impractical, or perfect depending who is looking at it. The best colors, fits, and materials are all up for debate. But in the world of fashion, nothing is more controversial than fur.

In extremely cold places, fur is practical. A fur coat will keep you warm in the snow. But animal rights activists think that wearing fur is wrong. They believe that innocent animals shouldn’t have to die for fashion. Find out what Mason and Jason think about wearing fur.

每个人都有自己的时尚观。同样的衬衫、礼服或鞋子,不同的人会有不同的观点 — 美丽、丑陋,华而不实或是完美。对最佳颜色、剪裁和面料的定义,都会引来一番争论。但在时尚界里,没有什么能比皮草更受争议了。



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Mason:  You know, I was walking around the other day, and I actually walked past some people who were doing one of those animal protests.

Jason:  Yeah.

Mason:  I’d never actually seen that before. I didn’t realize that was a real thing that happened. I thought it was just something you heard about.

Jason:  It does. I know someone who does it. She goes to labs that do animal testing and demonstrates like once a week. She’s also really good about looking for cruelty-free products in the store. Like any time she buys soap or shampoo or makeup or anything, she makes sure they say on the packaging that no animals were harmed.

Mason:  You know, there’s a way that like you could probably contort a lot of those meanings.

Jason:  Sure, and there’s definitely…I mean…it’s the same with that protest you saw, like you can’t…no one is in favor of hurting defenseless creatures, just for the sake of it. No sane person. But scientists need to do experiments to cure diseases and what have you.

Mason:  And to an extent, fur is a sustainable resource. I mean, wood is a sustainable resource. You have to kill the tree to get the wood.

Jason:  And we eat animals. We’re not all vegetarians or something.

Mason:  Well, I’m sure most of the animal rights people are vegetarians.

Jason:  That’s true.


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Mason recently saw a group of animal rights activists protesting in front of a store that was selling fur. He had never seen that before.

Jason knows someone who protests for animal rights. She demonstrates in front of labs where animal testing is done. She also tries to buy products that she knows have never been tested on animals before.

In the US, when a product was not tested on animals it is labeled “cruelty-free.” Mason wonders if those labels are always accurate.

Jason thinks that sometimes, animal testing is necessary. He doesn’t want animals to be hurt for no reason, but he is not an animal rights activist. Mason agrees. He thinks that it may be OK to wear fur sometimes.

Do you think it is wrong to wear fur? Are you against testing on animals?



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Baset : you told me once  that AN ANIMAL HAS THE RIGHTS TO LIVE !

1-No hunting !! 
2-No use of animals for hard labour.
-No zoos or use of animals in entertainment
3-No experiments on animals .
4-No breeding and killing animals for food or clothes or medicine .
5-No selective breeding for any reason other than the benefit of the animal .

Baset : why you ask this Q again ????? 

01:22 AM Aug 15 2012 |

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United States

fur is not necessary to stay alive. stupud to kill animal just to look cool..

12:18 AM Aug 15 2012 |



Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I agree with ErinDong!

I think animals are creatures which have rights to live… this right had been lawful before human being brought!!! I mean when human being wanted to live in the earth, omited this kind of right, because of their benefit…

bytheway I think if we dont need meat and stuffs of animals , we dont have any permission to kill or suffer them!

07:56 PM Aug 14 2012 |



United States

it is wrong to kill animals to get meat or fur unless you need it. the ohlone indians killed animals to get fur because they needed clothes. people now kill animals to get food

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