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4 reasons that inspired me to study animal and environmental science


Faculty: Science and Engineering
School: Life Sciences
Course: BSc (Hons) Animal Behaviour
Category: Animal sciences

10 March 2022

Cruz, a chocolate Labrador

Each of us have our own paths and the individual reasons that get us there are different. For me, what led me to study an animal focussed degree were the following 4 points:

1. My love for animals started as far back as I can remember

Since I was a toddler, I have always had a passion and felt a strong connection between me and animals. I didn’t really want to play with dolls like most young girls and I would much rather play with animal teddies. Every new place I went to I wouldn’t leave the gift shop without another animal teddy to add to my collection. I would always watch videos on my dad’s phone of animals on YouTube and it would keep me occupied for hours. They just bring a sense of fascination and comfort to me.

2. I want to give a voice to the voiceless

Another reason that inspires me to study this degree is because I want to deepen my knowledge of the animal kingdom and I want to understand them more. I think that a lot of animals are misunderstood by some people, and I want to share with the world my findings and discoveries. Furthermore, there is a lot of mistreatment towards animals, and this really angers me. People choose to treat animals poorly when there is no need.

3. We need to protect our planet

I want to try help, rescue, and aid as many endangered animals I can. David Attenborough is a big inspiration to me and I watch all of his documentaries on not just animals but the environment as well. He stresses the danger of global warming and climate change on our planet and what us humans need to do to prevent further dangers. I want to be able to carry on his research and beliefs and try help turn the world around for future generations.

4. My best friend, Cruz

A final reason which plays a large part of my choice to study Animal Science was my Chocolate Labrador, Cruz. Since the age of 3 I had begged my parents for my own dog, but they didn’t give in until I was 13. 10 years of hard work finally paid off! He has bought so much happiness into my life and he is genuinely my best friend.


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