This BTN was about cats and dogs and how some breeding places they can be mistreated. The police and the RSPCA rescued 119 small dogs and 6 cats from a breeder in Victoria. Places like that are often referred to kitten or puppy farms, they breed a lot of animals to sell and sometimes keep them in bad conditions. The RSPCA says that they have been investigating almost 40 over the past year (2016, was a BTN from last year). I now understand that some places where people sell cats or dogs that sometimes they can be treated very badly. Why do people treat animals so badly? Do other animals get treated bad or is it just cats and dogs?
This video was about the Terrorist attack in Manchester at the Ariana Grande concert. 22 people were killed. Many people were injured. Authorities say that the person who caused the explosion died but they are still investigating. I know understand that there was an attack in Manchester. Why did the person set off a bomb? Is Australia trying to help Manchester deal with it?
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This BTN was about how we throw out a lot of rubbish and if there is any way that we can not throw out as much. Every year we throw out approximately 50 million tonnes of waste which is about 2 tonnes per person. Most waste can either be reused or recycled. Some schools are working on not using as much rubbish in their schools and using more things that can be put in recycle and compost. I now understand that there is a lot of rubbish and we need to find a way to not throw out as much. Why do people throw out so many things? Is there any way people can not throw out as much?
This BTN was about how people are not wearing most of their clothes, then throwing them out and how that affects our environment. Australia is the 2nd biggest fashion consumer in the world. Everyone buys an average of 27kg of clothes and other textiles in one year. Most clothes are often made in countries like China where people are paid very little amounts. Most of the clothes people throw out goes to land field which pollutes our country. I now understand that throwing out clothes impacts our environment badly. Why don’t people just give their dirty clothes to 2nd hand clothes stores? Why do people buy clothes that they don’t need/wear?
This BTN was about the battle of the coral sea and how it impacted a lot of people. In 1942 in the middle of ww2 when Australia needed some help, they called over America but a few months earlier japan bombed America in Hawaii which brought them into the war. Japan wanted to take over most countries around the whole pacific region and decided to get to some of them through the coral sea. But some people found out that they were going to do that so went out to intercept japan. I now know that the battle of the coral sea left a big mark in history. Why did Japan want to take over? How many people were killed?
This BTN was about how Australia is slowly using less cash and how we might become a society where we don’t use cash/coins and notes. Australians are starting to use less cash and more credit cards/ tap and go and mobile pay. Some people say that we could become a cashless society in around 2020 meaning we won’t use cash, just credit cards, phones and other things. Some people aren’t sure about it because things like charity’s and buskers need to be paid in cash. I now understand that people are slowly stopping using cash and in the future we might not even need it. Are people sure that, that might happen? Why are people stopping using cash?
This BTN was about a refugee who traveled from overseas. Ahn Do traveled overseas from Vietnam when he was only two years old. It took 5 days and then he made it to Australia. When Ahn Do was on the ship they had two pirate attacks and one of them the pirate threatened to throw his little brother overboard. Was it hard when he traveled to Australia? Did he want to move to Australia? I now understand that people had to move to diferent countries and I know that they were very lucky to be able to.
This BTN was about how the different colonies of Australia formed together to make one big country. Back in the day Australia was made up of different colonies/ sections (Victoria, South Australia, Western Australia, Northern Territory, New South Wales and Tasmania) which all had different rules, laws and beliefs. In 1901, with the permission of Great Britain joined together to make one big colony. The bigger colonies with more people (Victoria and New South Wales) thought that if they joined together with the lesser colonies they would have to provide food and resources to them and they didn’t want to. I now understand that if the colonies stayed apart than life would be very different. Did the colonies fight a lot about joining together? Did Great Britain want Australia to form into one colony or did they not?
This was about how two people stole and made a place in history. When people stole or committed a crime people usually became convicts and got transported but for these two people it was different. They changed the rules for the two people because they wanted to set an example and show people if they stole that is what would happen. One of the men was very sick and had to be taken to hospital but unfortunately died five days later. I know understand that punishments in the old days are a lot more harsh than what they are now. How come only those people got chained instead of transported? Why wee the punishments so harsh and bad back then?
- Both of them said that they might need to move or get rid of
- In both videos the people were unhappy about something- In the my place they were mad about the “Ghost People” and how she put out the fire, and in the BTN the people in England didn’t like getting killed/hung.
- The videos were based on different perspectives, one was the aboriginals seeing the first fleet coming and one was the first fleet seeing that the aboriginals were already there.