Persuasive Against Animal Testing

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Hook- The question is not, Can they reason? nor, Can they talk? but, Can they suffer?-English philosopher Jeremy Bentham, written in the 1700s Thesis- Animal testing is still going on and should end due to the cruel and inhumane acts done to the animals,95% of the animal tested are not protected by the animal welfare act, and 94% of drugs that pass animal tests fail in human clinical trials and often after being sold. claim 1- Now to go into more detail,as stated by www.debate.org, some of these animals are commonly subject to force-feeding, food and water deprivation, the infliction of burns and other wounds to study the healing process, the infliction of pain to study its effects and remedies, killing by co2, neck-breaking, or other means. Evidence - For example, the Draize eye test,(pass paper) used by cosmetics companies to evaluate irritation caused by shampoos and other products. This test involved rabbits being incapacitated in stocks as shown on the picture, and with their eyelids held open by clips, sometimes for more than 1 day, so they wouldn’t blink away the products being tested. Also, the commonly used LD50 test involves finding out which dose of a chemical will kill 50% of the animals being used in the experiment said by www.greenandgrowing.org. Refutation - there just animals, right? This still doesn’t make it justifiable and we have new Alternative testing methods that now exist that can replace the need for animals. For example, Artificial human skin,
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