Animal Testing. Persuasive Speech Outline Essay

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Zoee Gaige-Wilson
Persuasive Speech Outline

I. Introduction
Animals can be ferocious and wild, but they can also be gentle and tame. Some are our pets, and some are powerful forces that are to be respected and admired. It is as easy to appreciate a loyal dog as it is to be in awe of a lion in its' natural habitat. But the truth that many people either don’t know or don’t appreciate is that animals are essential to human existence and have played a vital role in improving the quality of our lives. They have been providing us with answers to our most complex medical questions for decades. Their role in finding cures for diseases, treatments for illness, and product safety is immense. First, we will examine how animal testing has
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High standards of animal care are required to be kept at all times, and animal testing is used only when there are no other alternatives at the very end of a long process of safety data collection. (International HIV & AIDS Charity).

The process of safety data collection for the development of drugs in particular can take in excess of twelve years and begins with computer modeling (AR.i). Scientists are able to model and stimulate various potential drug compounds during this stage. Then, they move onto in vitro research, or “test tube experiments” which involve analyzing the specific properties of the potential drug compounds and eliminating those which are unsuitable for the overall development of the new drug. The few compounds that are left are then developed more fully. Exploratory development is next, which applies even more computer modeling and in vitro tests, and possibly the first animal experiments to examine the effect of the drug on the body. Once the drug has been completely developed, it is ready for clinical trials on humans to verify the previous experiments on animals. Clinical trials are carried out and continue after the drug has been licensed. Once the drug is licensed, it is sold to the pharmaceutical companies and long-term side effects are then observed in humans. As you can see, before we resort to