Animals conversation questions
- What’s the most unusual animal you’ve ever eaten? Did you enjoy it?
- What native wild animal would you most like to see.
- If you could spend some time observing an extinct animal for an afternoon - what animal would you choose and why?
- If you could be any animal in the world what would it be and why?
- Would you like to go on an African safari? Why or why not?
- What can we do to reduce the number of species in danger of extinction? Do they matter?
- How do you feel about spiders? What do you do if you find one in the bath?
- How do you react to snakes?
- Do you have any pets? (or have you had in the past.) What are they? What are they like?
- The eternal debate: Are cats better than dogs - or dogs better than cats? Why?
- Do you think that dogs should usually sleep inside or outside?
- Should all dogs have to wear muzzles? Why or why not?
- Should people be legally obliged to lean up their dog's mess in the street?
- There are occasional news reports about dangerous dogs attacking people. What could be done to prevent this?
- If somebody is attacked by a dog what should happen? Should the dog be killed? Should the owner be fined or sent to prison? Why - why not?
- Should people only be allowed to own big dogs if they (the prospective owners) have passed some type of exam? What from of exam should this be?
- Some people want to reintroduce wolves into areas where they used to roam. Do you think this is a good idea? What would be the consequences of this? Which do you think are more dangerous - dogs or wolves?
- Some people say there are no dangerous dogs - only dangerous owners. What is your opinion?
- What rights (if any) should animals have?
- In Spain apes have been given special rights becasue they are closer to humans. Do you agree? Should apes and monkeys have more rights than other animals?
- Do you think that its morally acceptable for scientists to use live animals in research for medicines that could cure humans?
- Do you think that its morally acceptable for scientists to use live animals in research for cosmetics? If not, how should we test cosmetics?
- What are your feelings about zoos? Do you think they exist to help animals or to entertain humans - why?
- What are your feelings about circuses?
- What are your feelings about blood sports such as fox hunting, bullfighting.
- What do you think about people who wear fur coats? In some Anglo-Saxon countries people react very negatively to furs.
- Do you think it is wrong to eat animals? What are the advantages or disadvantages of being a vegetarian?
- Do you think animals "think"? (What is thought?) Do animals have emotions?
- Are humans animals?