Animal Testing Argumentative Essay

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I. Introduction
a. I’ll start with a quote by John F. Lauerman, “Every year, scientists use millions of animals- mostly mice and rats- in experiments. The practice provokes passionate debates over the morality and efficacy of such research- and how to make it more humane.” – John F. Lauerman
b. Everyone here uses products that were made safe for human use by the practice of testing on animals. Some of these products include the following: sunscreen such as Coppertone, Crest toothpaste, Ivory soap, and Windex.
c. Animal testing makes products that we use every day safe or at least safer for humans. I am here to talk to you today about the importance of animal testing and why it should continue to happen to make the world safer for you and me.
Throughout the history of biomedical research, testing on animals has been happening (Animal testing and medicine). This goes back all the way to early Greek physicians such as Aristotle and Erasistratus which was around 350 BC. These two were performing experiments on live animals all the way back then (animal testing and medicine).
II. Body
a. The Ethical side of animal experimentation
i. The positive moral principles in summary.
1. Scientific men are under definite obligation to experiment upon animals so far as that is the alternative to random and possibly harmful experimentation upon human beings, and so far as such experimentation is a means of saving human life and of increasing human vigor and efficiency (the ethics of animal experimentation) ii. It is accordingly the duty of scientific men to use animal experimentation as an instrument in the promotion of social well- being (the ethics of animal experimentation).
b. Is animal testing necessary to advance medical research?
i. A comm...

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...y, but the use of animals in experimentation is greatly regulated (Rachel Hajar).
III. Conclusion
a. “Every year, scientists use millions of animals- mostly mice and rats- in experiments. The practice provokes passionate debates over the morality and efficacy of such research- and how to make it more humane.” – John F. Lauerman
b. From listening to my speech I hope that you have learned a little more about why we should continue to test products on animals to make the world a safer place and help keep consumers out of harm’s way.
c. Without prior testing on animals, you never know what a product can do. Crest toothpaste, Ivory soap, and Windex, these are products you probably have around your house that are tested on animals and chances are there are many more, animal testing is a huge part of your life and you probably didn’t even know it.
d. Thanks for listening.

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