Aileen Puga Professor WolniewiczCOMM 103-115 December 2020 The Harms of Animal Testing and Experimentation I.IntroductionA.Have you ever thought about the process that goes into making your favorite shampoo, lotion, makeup, cleaning product, or even the medication that you take? What if I told you that animals are being put through excruciating amounts of pain to test if your product is safe, would you still buy it? B.Today, I’m going to tell you why animal testing and experimentation shouldbe banned. C.If you love animals and care about their welfare, you should consider how you could be indirectly harming them. D.Recently I have done some reflection on the impact I have on the environment, especially animals, and I’ve decided to conduct further research on the effects of animal testing. E.In order for you to better understand why it’s necessary to ban animal testing and experimentation.1.I will explain the problems with animal testing and experimentation. 2.Go over the ways that we can end animal testing.3.And, finally, I will describe what will happens if we don’t end animal testing.II. Body
A.There are many problems surrounding animal testing and experimentation.1.Animals experience an inhumane amount of pain and distress during testing and experimentation. a.During experiments, animals are often burned, cut, pocked, blinded, injected with lethal diseases, and addicted to drugs.1. According to Hana Rottach’s article, “If I Can’t Speak, It Doesn’t Mean I Have No Rights,” In 2016,the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture reported that close to 71,000 animals suffered pain through experiments with no anesthesia. 2. In an article in the Bulletin of Pure and Applied Sciences Zoology titled Examining the Ethics of Research in Animal Experimentation, Christopher O. Akpan states how “kittens are purposefully blinded, rats are made to suffer seizures, and primates skulls are cut open to implant electrodes in them all of which are done without anesthesia or painkillers.”3. O. Akpan also explains that when done with experimentation, most animals are left unable to eat or drink without assistance, there in such a critical state that they are often euthanized. b.The ethics of animal testing is often debated, but one thing for sure is that animals are indeed capable of feeling pain. 1.According to the article “Ethical and Scientific Considerations Regarding Animal Testing and Research” by Hope R. Ferdowsian and Nancy Beck, in the last few decades, studies have suggested that animal’s potential for
experiencing harm is more significant than what has been anticipated.