TOEFL Essay Topic 151 - What is the most important animal in your country? Why is the animal important? Use reasons and specific details to explain your answer.
Different nations love different animals. For instance, the Americans like dogs and call them "men`s best friend"; the Japanese love cranes regarding it the symbol of its royalty. China, with no exception, has its own national animal, dragon. Although some people might deny its existenc...
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There are many kinds of animals in my cuntry Japan. Some people think the most important kind of animals are the dog, while others insist they are cats. In my opinion, the most important speie of animals are horses. I will show three reasons to support my idea.
First, horses have a long history to live with Japanese. We japanese have been using horses in long history. They ware more powerful than human being so they helped us in many situation. For example, before mechanical tools became used in agriculture, we had relyed on their force to make vegetables. Futhermore, utilizing horses' power enabled us to move without our power. This was an important tool for transportation. In short, they have a large scale of history to help Japanese.
Second, they are useful animals for meat. In Japan, it is normal for people to eat horses' meat. I do not know this is the unique culture in the world, but this is a valid fact. At one time, I went to Kumamoto where eating horses' meat, which is called Basashi, is famous to most Japanese. I ate some dishes using that. That was very delicious. Also, friends who are from the province said that this food is very popular among the local people. This is why I think horses are very important animals in Japan.
Third, horses are also friends of us. They are very popular in Japan because many people is attracted to horses' shapes. Some people have horses as pets. Moreover, a zoo which have them sometimes make a chance to touch them for us. Those places are very popular among Japanese, especially children. In brief, they are essential partners as friends of us.
In conclusion, judging from the reasons above, I think horses are the most important animal in Japan.