FALLACIES BY: RYAN SHIVERS
MY VIEWPOINT •Premise: Animals without protection are just complex beings who think and feel pain, just the same as those who have legal protections.•Conclusion: Tens of millions of animals are used in laboratory experiments every year in the United States – and by most estimates, between 85 and 95% of these animals are not protected by the law.•Evaluation: It’s only an estimated amount because under the current law, the labs are not required to disclose any data about the animals that are most often used in the experiments.
OPPOSING VIEW•Premise: Animals are either bred specifically for carrying out experiments, or they are caught from their wild habitat and locked up in cages. •Conclusion: Animal experiments are carried out by universities, pharmaceutical companies and even by students and researchers at medical schools. •Evaluation: Animal testing helps in finding ways to help save lives of animals and humans by testing lifesaving drugs and processes. A few animals tend to react the same way as humans in response to certain diseases and allergies.
- Winter '18