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Animal Experimentation i

Should Animal Experimentation Be Abandon?

Veronica Liang
ESL 408C
Marcia Rauch
November 18, 2011

Animal Experimentation ii
Research Paper Outline

Title: Should Animal Experimentation be Abandon?

I Introduction
Thesis Statement: Animal testing is a debatable issue in modern society. Some people argue that animal testing should be kept due to medical benefits and research study conveniences. However, I think animal experimentation should be banned by refuting supporters’ arguments.

II Body
A. Opposing argument 1
Animal experimentations are conducted for human health.
Rebuttal to this argument:
Animal testing can cause serious problems regarding to human health. a. The results of animal experimentation are often inconclusive and cannot be accurately applied to human. b. Animal drug testing causes a lot of dangerous side effects.

B. Opposing argument 2
Animal experimentation is vital for research purposes.
Rebuttal to this argument:
Ethnics problems: Are humans too selfish?
a. Animal testing can be extremely cruel and inhumane.
b. Examples to illustrate the cruelly experiments conducted on animals. c. Animals deserve the equal rights as humans.

C. Opposing argument 3
There are no effective alternatives to animal experimentation. Rebuttal to this argument:
The facts of efficient non-animal methods and relevant benefits. a. Examples of successful alternative methods.
b. Lists of possible technology as alternative methods.
c. The benefits of non-animal methods.
III Conclusion
Animal Testing should be banned due to its cruelness, moral issues and the existence of effective alternative methods.

Animal experimentation 1

Should Animal Experimentation Be Abandon?
Animal Experimentation, also known as animal testing, is the use of animals to conduct experiments or do research in the laboratory. The number of animals used in experiments increased dramatically after World War II. Nowadays, animal experimentation is widely used in many areas such as medical research, behavior study, and drug tests. It is estimated that scientists in America utilize more than 15 million animals each year in their research. Also, animal research and testing is used in almost 10% of all biomedical research. (“Animal experimentation”, 2011, para.4 ) While some people insist animal experimentation is necessary for social progress due to its unique contributions to human health and scientific researches, opponents of animal research argue that it is cruel, immoral, and unnecessary. As a matter of fact, animal experimentation has been a controversy issue for a very long time. At the same time, there are an increasing number of regulations which restrict animal testing to some extent in order to protect animals’ rights. From my perspective, animal experimentation should be abandoned because of its inhuman cruelness, moral issues, and the existence of possible alternatives. The most common arguments supporting animal experimentation can be refuted and shown to be unnecessary harm to animals. There are many arguments to support animal experimentation. Supporters of animal testing assert animal experimentations are beneficial for human health and vital for research purposes. Also, supporters tend to believe that there are no effective Animal Experimentation 2

alternatives for animal experimentation.
One of the most common opinions supporters of animal experimentation hold is that a lot of animal experimentations are conducted for human health. They assert animal testing is critical for drug development, the safety of cosmetic products, and treatment for diseases. For instance, Carl Cohen (2005), a professor of philosophy at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, argues that vaccines for diseases such as polio and malaria could not have been developed without animal testing (para.1). There is no denying that humans did benefit a...
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