Look at the photo and discuss the questions.
Why do you think the prisoners were given a dog?
Do you think letting prisoners look after dogs is a good idea? Why (not)?
For what other groups of people can having a pet be specially beneficial?
Have you ever had a pet? If so, what and why?
If not, why not?
What are some of the problems of having a pet?
And the benefits?
What kinds of problems can pets cause to people other than their owners?
What is the law in your country about…?
-having the dog on a lease/with a muzzle on in public places
-pets travelling on public transport
-dog mess on the street
Do you know anyone who is afraid of dogs or cats?
Which of the animals below do you like? Why?
Are you scared of any of these animals? Why?
Would any of them make good pets?
Have you ever been attacked by an animal?
What pet charities do you know? What is their job?
Would you be willing to volunteer and lend a hand?