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Animal Testing

Jessica Buss
Eng 3
January 13, 2011

Animal Testing Outline
The purpose of this paper is to persuade and inform others that animal testing is wrong and inhumane. Animal Testing is wrong and inhumane. I believe that if there are alternatives for research then there is no explanation for why people should hurt or kill animals. The Laws of Animal Testing

What people think of Animal Testing
Quotes
Statistics and info on the testing!
Why the test! & Type of tests!
Lethal Dose fifty and one hundred
Skin irritancy Test!
Draize Test
Results
Alternatives
Conclusion
Facts of animal testing restated
My opinion

Buss 1

Animal Testing
Interest in animal welfare goes back to the 1800’s (Assem Int). “Every year tens of thousands of animals suffer and die of laboratory test of cosmetics and household products despite the fact that the test results do not help prevent or treat purposeful misuse of the products (“Quotes” Int). Every year millions of animals are poisoned, blinded and killed during experiments to evaluate the toxicity of consumer products and their ingredients (“Testing” Int.). Animal Testing is cruel and inhumane (Teasdale Int). Scientists perform experiments on animals for two reasons: Toxicity and biological research (“Fact” Int). Sufficient existing data, as well as in vitro, test tube, alternatives make animal testing unnecessary (“Animal” Int). Non-animal research methods include clinical research; epidemiology and cellular methods are more affective, accurate and less time consuming (“Facts” Int). I believe that animal testing is wrong and if there are alternatives for research then there’s no explanation for why people should hurt of kill animals. To prove my thesis I will explain the History, Laws, Beliefs, Quotes, Statistics, Types and number of animals, Types of test, Results, Alternatives, and lastly my own opinion on the whole subject! The Law states that animal testing for cosmetics has been banned in a number of European Union Countries (Int). Europe is phasing out animal testing but the U.S has thus far failed to follow suit (“Cosmetics” Int). No Law requires animal testing of cosmetics or personal care and household products, so manufactures of these products have no excuse for inflicting suffering on animals (“Testing” Int). Laws regulating federal animal welfare act does not cover animals during tests no matter how long the test may go (Int). I believe that if the U.S has not yet banned animal testing that they probably never will. I also believe that if there is no laws stating that animals have to be used why use them in tests!!!! Buss 2

People have their own opinions on many different things. Some people believe that animal testing is unnecessary, poor scientific practice, poorly regulated, and costs over weigh alleged benefits (“Animal” Int). The tests they do on animals are not reliable in determining chemical effects on humans (“Testing” Int). In addition to being cruel and unreliable animal tests tend to be more expensive than alternative methods, making them both unkind and inefficient (Int). The suffering and death of these animals is entirely unnecessary in the making of products like shampoo, eye shadow, and toilet cleaner (Int). Some Quotes spoken by important people about animal testing include: Edwards Freemans quote stating “The awful wrongs and sufferings forced upon innocent, helpless, faithful animal race form the blackest chapter in the world” (“Quotes” Int). Another quote from George Eliot states “Animals are such agreeable friends they ask no questions they pass no criticism” (Int). Mahatma Gandki says, “The greatness of the nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated (Int). As Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “The time will come when men will look upon...
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