My Topic: Animal Experimentation
One animal dies in a laboratory in the U.S. every second, in Japan every two seconds and in the UK every twelve seconds. Billions of animals have been burnt, crushed, sliced, electrocuted, poisoned with toxic chemicals, and mentally tormented because of scientific curiosity. What have we learned from all of this suffering? That animal research is naturally immoral, inescapably wasteful, and absolutely unreliable. The U.S. wastes approximately $18 billion a year on animal experiments, much of which is paid by taxpayers, even though alternatives are less expensive and can be used constantly. And what do we get for our dollars? "Too much suffering for too little knowledge”. A. Background
The history of animal testing goes back to the writings of the Greeks in the 4th and 3rd centuries BCE, with Aristotle and Erasistratus the first to perform experiments on living animals. Galen, a physician in 2nd-century Rome, dissected pigs and goats, and is known as the "father of vivisection." Vivisection literally means the cutting up of animals. Animals are basically defenseless against human beginnings when we want to experiment or produce new things such as cosmetics. B. Topic
The main purpose why animal experimentation is wrong is because it is a waste of government raised tax dollars and also it is immorally wrong to kill animals for reasons that could be regarded in a different way than to kill a helpless animal. II. Body of Speech
A. 1st Issue: The first reason why animal experimentation is wrong is because it is a waste of tax dollars in the U.S. Support: The National Institute of Health wants you to believe that experimentation is necessary, but it is not. Elaboration: They also want you to believe that they started to use your tax dollars to spend an advertising campaign for “educating the public regarding the importance of chimpanzees in biomedical research.” Elaboration: The NIH is so desperate because the...
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