Animal Testing (Speech Outline)

1200 WordsOct 8, 19995 Pages
<b>Specific Purpose</b> – To persuade my audience that animal testing is wrong and how other safer alternatives should be taken. <br> <br><b>Central Idea</b> – By going the extra mile in using safer alternatives when experimenting with animals will not only prevent conflicts from pro-life activists, it will minimize lawsuits and morals will be preserved. <br> <br><b>Introduction</b> <br>I. Okay I got a riddle I made up for the class. <br>A. What was once cute and furry but becomes a bloody rotted mess? <br>B. You guys give up? <br>C. Well the answer to this question is an animal that has undergone chemical testing. <br>II. I know that wasn't too funny but I needed some sort of attention-grabber and this hit home on the question of my…show more content…
One of the ways animals are now protected is through laws and organizations. <br>1. One such important law that was signed in 1966 was the Animal Welfare Act that regulates the treatment of animals in research, exhibition, transport, and by dealers. <br>a. In brief, certain animals could only be used in laboratories. <br>b. Also, records were to be kept on number of animals and details on the animal experimentation. <br>2. There are also such organizations as the National Institute of Health, The American Anti-Vivisection Society, as well as the The Humane Society of the United States to name a few. <br>3. One other animals rights organization, the Alternatives Research Development Foundation, has made it on the news recently with a winning lawsuit against the United States Agriculture Department. <br>a. With this won lawsuit, the USDA is required to expand Animal Welfare Acts to not only include chimpanzees, cats and guinea pigs, but to also include rats, mice, and birds. <br>b. Researchers estimate that biomedical laboratories will be required to pay from 80 to 90 million dollars for scientific research. <br>c. Director of the department, John McArdle, even estimated that there are around 23 million rodents used for research in medical schools, pharmaceutical companies and other laboratories. <br>d. According to this won lawsuit for the Alternatives Research Development

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