1. Are there animal rights groups where you live?
  2. Are there any animals that we should try to kill off completely?
  3. Are there birds or squirrels in your neighborhood?
  4. Are there laws about hunting in your country?
  5. Are you afraid of snakes?
  6. Are you afraid of snakes? What is the biggest snake you have seen? Are there any poisonous snakes in your country?
  7. Are you frightened of spiders? What do you do if you see one?
  8. Are your pet(s) healthy?
  9. Can people be too attached to their pets?
  10. Can you name some endangered species?
  11. Can you ride a horse?
  12. Did you grow up with pets in your home?
  13. Do bats help people?
  14. Do bats make good pets?
  15. Do you consider yourself an animal lover?
  16. Do you ever go bird watching?
  17. Do you ever talk to your pet? If so, what do you say?
  18. Do you have a cat?
  19. Do you have a dog? If so, what’s your dog’s name?
  20. Do you have a pet?
  21. Do you have any pets? If not, would you like to have a pet? Have you ever had a pet?
  22. Do you know any animals that you think are being treated badly or unfairly? If so, how do you think you can help?
  23. Do you know any endangered species?
  24. Do you know anyone who has a horse?
  25. Do you know anyone who keeps their dog in their house?
  26. Do you know of any websites for people that want to keep animals as pets? How about websites for people who are against animal rights? Do you think keeping an animal as a pet is a violation of that animal’s rights?
  27. Do you know someone who owns an unusual pet?
  28. Do you love your pet?
  29. Do you play with it?
  30. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
  31. Do you talk to your pet sometimes?
  32. Do you think animals have souls?
  33. Do you think bad dogs should be banned or muzzled?
  34. Do you think it is a good pattern, in general, to judge people by their attitude toward animals? Explain why.
  35. Do you think it is acceptable to test cosmetics on animals? How do you feel about the use of animals for medical research?
  36. Do you think it is okay to eat meat? Is there any kind of meat you would not eat?
  37. Do you think it is right to keep wild animals in captivity all there life
  38. Do you think it’s okay to free animals that have been in captivity all their lives? Why or why not?
  39. Do you think people should wear fur coats?
  40. Do you think that animals dream?
  41. Do you think the most important thing by which psychopaths can be recognized is their attitude toward animals? Explain why.
  42. Do your pets have special behavior problems? How do you deal with those problems?
  43. Does feeding an animal bring you happiness?
  44. Does it know any tricks or understand any words?
  45. Except for food, do humans need other animals? Why or why not?
  46. Have you ever been bitten by a cat?
  47. Have you ever been bitten by a dog? Have you been stung by a bee?
  48. Have you ever been bitten by a snake?
  49. Have you ever been on a farm? What animals did you see there?
  50. Have you ever been to a horse race?
  51. Have you ever been to the zoo? What animals did you see there?
  52. Have you ever eaten rabbit meat? Have you eaten octopus?
  53. Have you ever gambled on a horse race?
  54. Have you ever given your pet a bath?
  55. Have you ever had a pet? / Have you ever had any pets?
  56. Have you ever hurt an animal? Was it intentional or unintentional?
  57. Have you ever ridden a horse? How about a camel?
  58. Have you ever seen a bullfight?
  59. Have you ever seen a dog race?
  60. Have you ever seen a dog that helps people, such as one to help a blind person? If so, what did you notice about the dog? How do you think that dog was trained? Have you ever seen a “therapy dog?”
  61. How do you feel about the use of animals for medical research?
  62. How do you think that dog was trained?
  63. How long do you think a dog can live without food?
  64. How many birds do you know that can’t fly?
  65. How many legs does a spider have? How about a squid?
  66. How many national animal preserves do you have in your country? Are there any animal preserves around here?
  67. How many pets have you had?
  68. How many pets have you raised and what are they?
  69. How many zoos have you been to?
  70. How much does it cost to keep your pet?
  71. If so, what did you notice about the dog?
  72. If you could be an animal, what would you (choose to) be? Why?
  73. If you don’t have a pet, why not?
  74. If you don’t keep pets, please explain why?
  75. If you saw a stranger drowning, and you also saw your pet drowning, and you could only save one, who would you save? What would most people choose?
  76. In your country, what kind of dog laws are there? If dogs are man’s best friend, as the saying goes, is banning dogs a friendly act?
  77. In your opinion, why do some people like to have unusual pets?
  78. Is it right to keep animals in a zoo?
  79. Is it harmful to a dog to travel in the cabin on an airline under the seat where your carry-on bags go?
  80. Is it morally right to spend a lot of money on pets, rather than helping people in need?
  81. Is there any kind of meat you would not eat?
  82. Pets are a burden to most of the city dwellers. To what extent do you agree?
  83. Should animals be kept in a zoo?
  84. Should we feed our pets unhealthy but tasty treats? What’s more important, their health or their happiness?
  85. Some people think that people shouldn’t wear animal furs. Do you agree? Why or why not?
  86. Think of some people you know. Which animals do they resemble?
  87. What animal best represents you? Why?
  88. What animal do you think is the funniest?
  89. What animal do you think is the strangest-looking?
  90. What animal do you think makes the best pet? Why?
  91. What animal would you like to be? (Which animal…?)
  92. What animals are symbols of your country?
  93. What animals are you afraid of? (…scared of?)
  94. What animals do you think are cute?
  95. What animals do you think are cute? What animal do you think is the cutest?
  96. What animals do you think are scary?
  97. What animals do you think are ugly?
  98. What animals do you think is the most dangerous?
  99. What animals like to be petted?
  100. What are some animals that live in your country?
  101. What are some examples of useful traits that help animals survive? (i.e. a giraffe’s long neck)
  102. What are some popular pets?
  103. What are some animals you don’t know much about?
  104. What are the most popular pets in your country?
  105. What are the pros and cons of keeping a pet?
  106. What breeds can you name?
  107. What can children learn by having a pet? What are some things a child can learn by having a pet?
  108. What can people learn from animals?
  109. What creature scares you? Why? What do you feed it?
  110. What do you think of animals being raised in captivity?
  111. What do you think of hunting? Would you eat an animal that you killed yourself?
  112. What do you think would animals say about humans if they could make a documentary movie about humans?
  113. What does AKC stand for?
  114. What is a safari? Would you go on a safari?
  115. What is a standard for a dog breed?
  116. What is Darwin famous for?
  117. What is dog intelligence?
  118. What is one of your favorite animals? Why do you like it? Do you have one for a pet?
  119. What is the best pet to own?
  120. What is the cutest animal you can think of? How about the ugliest?
  121. What is the difference between a pet and a wild animal?
  122. What is the largest animal you have ever seen?
  123. What is the most effective way to save endangered species?
  124. What is the most unusual pet you have ever seen?
  125. What is the role of an Alpha dog in a pack?
  126. What is your favorite animal?
  127. What is your favorite animal? Why is it your favorite animal? Would you like to keep it as your pet, why or why not?
  128. What joy does your pet bring you? Are you the one who takes care of it every day? How do you take care of it? If you don’t take care of it, who does?
  129. What kind of animal would you like to be?
  130. What kind of animals do humans ride?
  131. What kind of master would you like to have if you were a pet?
  132. What kind of meats have you eaten?
  133. What kind of pet would you like to have in the future?
  134. What particular animals have become famous in your country for some special skill or accomplishment?
  135. What traits have made humans a successful species?
  136. What wild animals can you see around here?
  137. When was the last time you went to a zoo?
  138. Where is the nearest zoo to your house? How often do you visit that zoo? When was the last time you went there? How much does it cost to get in?
  139. Which dog breed do you think is the most intelligent and which the dumbest?
  140. Why are pets, not people used for medical research?
  141. Why do humans have pets? Do you have a pet? Why or why not?
  142. Why do some people not like pets?
  143. Would you ever consider getting a pet?
  144. Would you recommend that others keep pets similar to yours?

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