Persuasive Speech Against Animal Testing Essay

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Topic: Animal Testing

Purpose: To persuade my audience that animal testing is wrong and unethical

Relevance: animals are people too and no one wants an animal to suffer for the wrong reasons


Imagene being taken to a place where you are locked up, with barely any room for movement, in a small cage. You are taken every once in a while to get your hair shaved off, and things rubbed into your skin that could potentially make your hair never grow back, or it burns you and makes your skin bleed. Or maybe you get a substance put into your eyes and are kept with that substance in your eyes for two weeks and you go blind. These are a few things that happen to animals that are used for research and although animal research
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A former UW-Madison veterinarian who oversaw the treatment of Double Trouble and other cats used in this laboratory recently issued a letter confirming this abuse, stating that many of the cats "suffered unnecessarily." However, no peer-reviewed papers have been published in any scientific journals as a result of the suffering that Double Trouble endured. Correspondence between UW experimenters and their collaborators acknowledge that there was a problem with Double Trouble's surgery; the experiment was a failure.” (PETA)

(Transition: Now I wuld ike to talk about the ineffectiveness of animal testing.)

II. Ineffectiveness of Animal Testing

A. Animals and humans might share much of their DNA, but we are all built differently and we all funtion differently. There are many problems with the animal to human researching that occurs and makes animal testing ineffective.

B. Here are some reasons that animal testing does not work

i. According to Dr. T Page, Less than 2% of human illnesses (1.16%) are ever seen in animals. Over 98% never affect animals.

ii. According to the former scientific executive of Huntingdon Life Sciences, animal tests and human results agree “5%-25% of the time.”

iii. In the New york times, it was posted stated that the two most common illnesses in the Western world are lung cancer from smoking and heart disease. Neither can be reproduced in lab animals.

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