Was is ethical for Dian Fossey to study gorillas that she was emotionally attached to?

Research Question: Was is ethical for Dian Fossey to study gorillas that she was emotionally attached to?

Thesis: It was not ethical for Dian Fossey to research gorillas that she was emotionally attached to because (1) her attachment caused her to engage in illegal matters, (2) it got in the way is her research, and (3) eventually cost her her life.

  • Topic Sentence #1: Dian Fossey’s method of researching gorillas was not the best way to learn of their behavior.
  • Topic Sentence #2: Dian Fossey’s attachment to the gorillas caused her to engage in illegal matters and make poor decisions.
  • Topic Sentence #3: Dian Fossey’s actions and poor decisions led to her murder.

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