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Should We Protect The Rainforest?

Should We Protect The Rainforest?

I am writing to discuss the important debate as to whether or not we should protect the rainforest. I have different opinions than other people.

Firstly, some people believe that we should protect the rainforest. For example we need loads of things like oxygen so we can breathe. Less CO2 is captured by the forest, worsening the effects of global warning. In addition, some don’t believe we should get that. So wood removed from trees can be used to make paper, tables and other products, but is it necessary to cut trees down?

On the other hand, some people say we shouldn’t protect the rainforest but why? Plants that may have been useful as medicines could be lost. However, fruit that we could eat would be lost and some healthy food could just be gone. Products such as chocolate and coffee can be grown more cheaply on areas of deforested land. Furthermore, jobs are created in logging transport and manufacturing products.

However, animals and plants may become extinct through loss of habitats. For example animals like: big cats, pandas and so on. Would you destroy God’s creation and why?

Do you think animals are safe in captivity/zoos? Different people think they are safe and some don’t think that. Zoo’s could be safe for animals in some people’s opinion.

Therefore, to conclude, I think we should protect the rainforests because animals deserve a home and we risk ruining the environment. Many have different opinions but I respect that.

By Alicja Kucinska Y5

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