136 Speech Topics About Animals [Persuasive, Informative]

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Our list of persuasive and informative topics about animals.

List of Speech Topics About Animals


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  1. The life of deep sea fish.
  2. How to train your dog.
  3. Why are monkeys so good at climbing trees?
  4. The breeding of elephants and hippopotamuses.
  5. Do penguins have long legs?
  6. Why gods shiver.
  7. What alligators eat.
  8. How elephants swim.
  9. Dangerous exotic pets you should not keep at home.
  10. Ancient and Asiatic horse breeds.
  11. The different types of whales.
  12. How animals survive the extreme cold of Antartica.
  13. The difference between dolphins and porpoises.


  1. Why all kids should have pets.
  2. Why snakes are good pets.
  3. Have your pet spayed or neutered.
  4. Why you should own a horse.
  5. Why should you own a dog?
  6. We need to protect dolphins better.
  7. Wild animals should stay wild.
  8. Why save endangered animals?
  9. People should be allowed to own exotic animals like tigers and monkeys.
  10. In order to save the orangutans, we should say “no” to palm oil.
  11. A vegetarian diet is unhealthy for cats and dogs
  12. Should people have pet monkeys?
  13. Children should be taught to take care of pets
  14. Animal health is useless and expensive
  15. Performance animals have a risk of death
  16. We should be aware of pros and cons of a pet before adopting it
  17. Animal testing – vicious or beneficial
  18. Are circus animals respected and appreciated?
  19. Venomous and poisonous looking spiders are often harmless.
  20. The use of animals in medical research is a necessary evil.
  21. Not all species belong in marine aquariums.
  22. Sharks don’t attack tourists all the time.
  23. Pets deserve a Bill of Rights.
  24. Forbid the wearing of fur coats.
  25. Purchasing animal tested cosmetics is wrong.
  26. Ban animal fight games.
  27. Animals do not belong in zoo’s.
  28. Animals don’t belong in circuses or folklore events.
  29. Animal sports banning campaigns are not effective enough.
  30. Cats should get annual vaccinations.
  31. A pet is not a child’s birthday present.
  32. Effective animal conservation laws and other legal regulations are improving.
  33. Food production livestock should be welfare protected till the end.
  34. Is rooster fighting fun?
  35. Monkeys are more intelligent than other mammals
  36. Giving drugs to cows to increase their milk is advantageous – right or wrong?
  37. Should dogs be outdoor pets?
  38. Is it right or wrong to use pig’s skin for making cosmetics?
  39. Should pet birds have a right to fly?
  40. Fishes are great for relaxation, everyone should have an aquarium
  41. Should animal breeding be banned?
  42. Should cats be treated humanely?
  43. Painting cattle for a trademark should be banned
  44. We should not be kind to snakes
  45. Why poisonous insects should be killed
  46. Animal extinction caused by humans should be stopped
  47. Hybrid animals – natural or not?
  48. Reforesting the world is the most effective way to save the animals from becoming extinct
  49. Extinction of rhinos for selling their horns is inevitable
  50. Should the hunting of wild animals be banned?
  51. Trading animals-made products is a good way to earn money – right or wrong?
  52. Should the hunting of seals for fur be banned to avoid their extinction?
  53. Euthanasia is ethical for animals – right or wrong?
  54. Should lonely people have companion animals?
  55. Should fish be kept in goldfish bowls without filters or temperature control?
  56. Conserving some endangered animals is more important than conserving other animals – right or wrong?
  57. We should not be afraid of spiders since most of them are harmless
  58. Factory farm treatment of animals is inhumane
  59. Chaining or tethering dogs outside is unethical, inhumane, and a form of animal neglect
  60. Zoos should be big enough for wild animals
  61. Strays should be eliminated to make the environment healthy
  62. Should foxes be bred into companion animals?
  63. Primates and other sophisticated vertebrates should not be used in laboratory research?
  64. Should pets be spayed and neutered to prevent overpopulation?
  65. Genetic modification of livestock is unethical and potentially dangerous for humans – right or wrong?
  66. Why female lions are more dangerous than male lions?
  67. Is animal dissection justified as a learning tool for students?
  68. Should we adopt new pets from a shelter instead of buying them from a shop?
  69. Should we get our pet microchipped?
  70. Should we use animals to test beauty products?
  71. Is it right or wrong for circuses to use animals in their shows?
  72. Is deforestation leading to loss of diversity in wildlife?
  73. Should we make use of reward and appreciation to train our pet?
  74. Is “dogs breeding” ethical to create mixed hybrids?
  75. Should a dog be euthanized if it bites someone?
  76. Poaching affects the economy and should be banned
  77. Why you should avoid eating pork?
  78. A natural disaster caused dinosaurs to become extinct – right or wrong?
  79. Is smog dangerous for animals’ health?
  80. Why you should get your pet insurance?
  81. Should we be more tolerant of spiders, ants, and flies?
  82. Should animal rights be limited – right or wrong?
  83. Should we eat healthy snakes?
  84. Why is it unethical to keep birds in cages?
  85. Should we use animals to make future predictions?
  86. Rats and mice affect us badly and should be killed
  87. Building bonds between children and pets is important – right or wrong?
  88. Why are flies important to the ecosystem?
  89. A dog is the best service animal – right or wrong?
  90. Why should you own an eagle as pet?
  91. People should not be allowed to keep exotic animals like chimpanzees or tigers?
  92. Why a wagging tail should not be considered as a sign of happiness in dogs
  93. A nose is a dog’s “fingerprint” – right or wrong?
  94. Why zoos are important and necessary sources of conservation and research on exotic animals?
  95. Dogs are better pets than cats – right or wrong?
  96. Should we use animals for entertainment purposes?
  97. Why you should stop your kids to ride elephants?
  98. Does petting and talking to animals lower stress in people?
  99. Why pet’s hair should be brushed each evening?
  100. The main cause of animal abuse is irresponsible and uneducated owner – right or wrong?
  101. “The Animal Welfare Act of 1966 (AWA)” is outdated and should be revised
  102. Why you should own a parrot as a bird pet?
  103. Should we build awareness to animal abuse in Puppy Mills?
  104. Why hamsters are best pets for kids?
  105. Committing an immoral act against animals is justified – right or wrong?
  106. Does your pet dog help you make new friends?
  107. Why we should know about animals’ thinking and feeling?
  108. Should we make use of TISSUE ENGINEERING to get leather and meat without killing animals?
  109. Should we revive extinct species by recovering their ancient DNA?
  110. Why you should be thankful for your cat, dog, or other pets?
  111. Why you should own a cat?
  112. Why we should feed wildlife?
  113. Is it right or wrong to test antibiotics and cures on animals?
  114. Why animals should not be kept in captivity?
  115. Why domestic pigeons and doves make great pets?
  116. Why you should not own exotic pets?
  117. Should there be harsher laws for animal cruelty?
  118. Why you should prefer keeping more goldfishes in an aquarium than other fishes?
  119. Humans are affecting wildlife – right or wrong?
  120. Why polar bears should not be kept in zoos?
  121. Why you should prefer goat milk to cow milk?
  122. Dogs have better eyesight than human – right or wrong?
  123. Why wearing fur or leather is unethical and is a sign of animal neglect?
  124. Why you should own a horse for riding?
  125. Why busy people should not adopt fishes as pets?
  126. Why you should own a raven as a pet?
  127. Owning pets reduces your risk of various diseases – right or wrong?
  128. We should adopt friendly attitude to train our pet dogs quickly
  129. Why you should own pigeons?
  130. Should marine mammals be kept in captivity?
  131. Animal abuse should be stopped in zoos.

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