View Full Version : Help, research paper

01-25-2001, 02:30 PM
For school I have to do a research paper on anything I want. I want to do it about animals of somesort.
Do you guys have any ideas?

01-25-2001, 08:17 PM
How about Puppy Mills and just how horrific conditions can be, why they exist, the lack of any regulation by government agencies on dog breeders, etc. You should be able to get a lot of info on the internet and also educate your peers in the process.

karen israel
01-26-2001, 11:13 AM

01-26-2001, 01:53 PM
I think I'm going to do it on Puppy Mills but I just wanted to see if there was anything else

01-26-2001, 04:44 PM
Let us know what you decide!

4 feline house
01-26-2001, 09:21 PM
I don't know how old you are, but when I was in the 4th grade I did a paper on siamese cats. I think it was my first research paper. Doing that paper sparked a lifelong interest in cat breeds, colors, patterns, and genetics that exists today (and 4th grade was a long, long time ago!). My sources were sparse way back when, but nowadays a click of the mouse brings more information about anything than you could ever want to know. In fact, just last week I found a site on, you guessed it, cat genetics that I found very interesting. I could have used it for my paper way back when. But then, I did get a 100 on my paper, so I guess my little World Book encyclopedia did okay. I think a subject with some socially redeeming value would be a very good idea, too, such as the puppy mill issue or pet overpopulation and euthanasia. Good luck on your paper!

01-26-2001, 09:39 PM
My first thought was to suggest a paper on puppy mills, but then I figured it might be too sad and utterly depressing. But researching the origins of your favorite breed of dog, or maybe even a paper about some of the wild dogs of Africa might be less sad. Or you could pick some endangered species to research, or maybe one of the unique kinds of animals in the Galapagosm wher the big oil spill just was. Of course I'm full of ideas now - I'm no longer in school, so don't HAVE to write papers!

01-27-2001, 11:21 AM
4 feline house,
I am 18 and in 11th grade

01-31-2001, 02:09 PM
OK I decided on the topic of reinterduction of wolves into the wild. so if you guys find any thing on it post it here or e-mail me
thanks for all the suggestions. pray that I get an A+

05-09-2001, 02:53 PM
Hi evertone I am writing to tell you that I finish the paper. I did it one the Reintroduction of Wolves into the Wild.
I got a 97/100 points.
I appreciate all the help and ideas you gave me

4 feline house
05-09-2001, 06:23 PM
Congratulations, Oo3D's! Of course, you did all the great work, not us. We just got you started. http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

05-09-2001, 07:27 PM
Hey, that's great! Congratulations!

05-09-2001, 10:23 PM
Congratulations, Diana!!! You should post your paper on a website so we can all read it!!! Good for you!!! http://PetoftheDay.com/talk/biggrin.gif

05-09-2001, 10:40 PM
Yeah, Diana, good for you!! That is one subject I am interested in, too. One of my kids (I don't remember which one) did a paper like that, too. One day I would like to visit Ely, MN for a "Wolf Weekend"! www.wolf.org (http://www.wolf.org)

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05-10-2001, 05:59 AM
Congratulations, I love the subject.

05-10-2001, 02:33 PM
Sue, visiting wolves is great! A place closer to you than Ely, MN would be where I did volunteer work in IN while I was in college! Oh, it was the best. I learned so much about one of my favorite animals. Check out Wolf Park in Battleground, IN. The website address is: http://www.wolfpark.org!

There are a lot of neat things to see and do there. I would like to visit the International Wolf Center as well though. A friend of mine that volunteered at Wolf Park with me had also sponsored one of the wolves of the Ely, MN pack. She was telling me about how she was going to fly out there just to visit her sponsored wolf! How neat!:-)

05-10-2001, 02:34 PM

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05-10-2001, 05:36 PM
Wolf Park sounds like fun!! It sure is a lot closer than Ely! I'm going to check into it. We actually have wolves in my neighborhood! A man named John Basile owns Big Run Wolf Ranch in Lockport, IL. He has a British Columbian and he had some Ellsemere arctics . He has a government license, of course. The sad thing is that his area is getting developed and more and more houses are being built around him.