After watching “Lev Vygotsky Learning Theories ZPD” video and reading the article “Theoretical Concerns: Vygotsky on Imagination Development” address the following:
Your understanding of Vygotsky’s view on imagination development, and the role of the Zone of Proximal Learning (ZPD) in that development. The development of your own imagination and how Vygotsky’s theory does or does not serve as an explanation for that development.
Animals know when it’s their time to go, and people are killing animals that still want to live their lives to the fullest. According to Lynn Malpass in Is It Truly Ethical to Euthanize Old Dogs and Cats? she has “spiritually connected with pets begging for their lives because they were not ready to go yet.” These animals knew that their lives did not need to be ended, but kill-shelters still took their lives from them. Lynn Malpass also said she “truly believes in the idea that animals know when the time is near for them, and they should be included in the decision.” Animals should have a right to choose when they die because it is their life. If it were a human, most would choose how they die, whether it be by natural causes or suicide. The only humans that do not get to choose how they die is those with deadly medical issues or if they are a criminal with the death penalty. Pets know when they want to go, and we should let them choose to be euthanized or not. Many people believe that through euthanizing animals they are putting them out of their misery and helping to end the pain. For medical reasons, this is fine. However, most euthanization acts are because of behavior issues. Behavior can be changed in animals just like in humans. As long as an owner is willing to put in the time, money, and energy to help their pet, the animal will live a long, happy life with the ones that care for it. Animal euthanasia, along with puppy mills, should be illegal in the United States, if not for a medical reason. Overpopulation due to puppy mills being legal is forcing vets to make room in shelters by putting innocent animals down, even though many animals don’t want to go. Making euthanasia illegal for any reason othe>