Hello again :) I am still trying to improve my writing and simulate the test conditions as good as I can. Here is my last essay. I would appreciate any opinion you give to me. I haven`t edited it, so it is a rough piece.
42. Some people think that human needs for farmland, housing, and industry are more important than saving land for endangered animals. Do you agree or disagree with this point of view? Why or why not? Use specific reasons and examples to support your answerThe Cost of Human Development
In the course of evolution, many animal species have emerged and subsequently gone extinct. It is the natural flow of things, analyzed by Darvin`s works, and although it may be sad process to witness, it has been happening from the beginning of the time and it will continue, regardless of our intervention. Therefore, it is my firm belief that focusing on human race`s needs is more urgent.
To begin with, in order to expand human population and generate progress we are forced to occupy new lands. A good example of that is Canada`s greatest asset - the natural forests, which are in abundance. They serve also as a habitat for a number of wild beasts, but what would have happened if Canadians have decided to keep the woods from chopping? Sure, animals would have continued living in their natural environment, but at the cost of country`s development.
Secondly, how are we supposed to save any land when the land itself is scarce for our own expanding population? Roads and town are built in the jungles of Amazonia, endangering a great amount of animals and plants. But when we are presented with the tough decision to choose between our own race's prosperity and animals' well-being, the outcome can be easily predicted. As it has been stated in Hamlet, "one has to be cruel only to be kind".
It is not beyond anybody`s comprehension what would have taken place if we had not used large plants for farming. Human race would be bounded to starvation, because the natural suitable land for that purposes is not enough. The task of utilizing big areas for growing food is not an easy one and one of the reasons is that by doing so, we have to deprive already endangered species from their life conditions. Even if we leave farming aside, the same process is building dams, causing whole rivers to become unsuitable for fish, naturally living in them.
It is not easy to finish with the statement that human's needs are more important than animals', but it is the bitter truth. Our demand, caused by the growing of our population, gives us no other option but to take the necessary measures, even if they are bounding animals to extinction. And on the other side - why to mess with Divine`s natural way of things? One species would be gone, but another would take its place.