Persuasive Speech Against Animal Testing Essay examples

Words: 2019
Pages: 9

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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Bedding differences caused cancer rates of over 90% and almost zero in the same strain of mice at different labs.

v. R.J. Lewis stated that thousands of safe products cause birth defects in lab animals – including water, several vitamins, vegetable oils, oxygen and drinking waters. Of more than 1000 substances dangerous in lab animals, over 97% are safe in humans.

vi. One Journal of the American Paralegic Society said that 30 HIV vaccines, 33 spinal cord damage drugs, and over 700 treatments for stroke have been developed in animals. None work in humans.

vii. Lastly, Clemedson states that among the hundreds of techniques available instead of animal experiments, cell culture toxicology methods give accuracy rates of 80-85%

(Internal Summary: I have talked about animal testing and actual tests as well as the ineffectiveness of animal testing.)

(Transition: That last point brings me to my next main point, the alternatives to animal testin.)

III. Alternatives to Animal Testing

A. There are many more forward thinking scientists today that have looked into methods other than animal testing in order to save animal lives all arounf the world. They are moving forward and have created many new ways of testing without endangering animals.

B. In vitro methods have been replacing many tests that have been preformed on animal and making them safe and more reliable.

C. In vitro, or test tube, is the use