The topic that I would like to research for the final research paper is the issue of ethics in regards to registering a pet to be a service animal. I am arguing that it is morally acceptable to get your pet registered as a service animal even when there are no known disabilities of the owner. I have some experience with this topic because I have a dog that I recently got registered as a service animal. I have no disabilities but was still able to get him registered by law. This is a very easy task to do and anyone is capable to do so.
There are two obvious sides to this argument. One side is that it is morally ...view middle of the document...
I interviewed Erin Polak about my issue. She is a credible source because she works with Perfect Fit Canines. Perfect Fit Canines is an organization where dogs are trained to be service dogs for people of all ages with autism. She has only worked with one dog so far but she has been training her for almost a year. Erin works with Journey every single day to get her ready to be placed with a person with autism. She is very knowledgeable about what it takes to become a service dog and all the skills a dog can do. She also knows the benefits of having an animal, registered or not. Erin has seen firsthand what animals are capable of doing, with or without training.
One source I am using for this issue is “Service Animals: Serve us animals: Serve us, animals”. Randy Malamud wrote this on November 4, 2013. The article came from Social Alternatives. I think this source will help make my argument because it discusses the different types of services, domestic or wild, that animals provide. This will help make the argument that even animals who would not normally be registered as a service animal, do provide services to people. It also discusses that the different ways an animal can be of service to people...