Classical Argument Essay Revised

Classical Argument Essay Revised - Sydney Schubert...

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Sydney Schubert Finkelstein English 101-22 24 October 2012 Animals Are Life Too While preparing in the morning for my day, I recently began to look at product labels and ask myself if the products that I have been purchasing are tested on animals or not. After reading many labels, I felt a sense of pride when I discovered that my two different kinds of hairspray and lotion, my shampoo, conditioner and heat tamer spray all specifically stated in large capitalized letters: “This product is not tested on animals.” Although those products stated that they were not tested on animals, I questioned why some of the other products that I use do not state whether they are tested on animals or not. Animal testing has opened a world full of thoughts, questions, opinions and oppositions. “Animal testing is a contentious issue and there are strong and diverse opinions on the need for animal testing to underpin the development of new consumer products, particularly cosmetics” (TRESemmé). Animal testing for chemicals and products is harmful to animals because of the dangerous effects that it has on animals and their ecosystems. The testing of chemicals or products on animals has numerous effects on the animals, the environment, society as a whole, but also the company that is conducting the experiment. It is almost impossible to conduct business at the expense of the environment and people and companies cannot destroy the world to make money. A company is socially responsible for the damages that it causes to the environment, the ecosystem and also humans. Animals are a part of life form and individuals need to be considerate of the animal kingdom. The effects of experiments on animals are endless and “animals in the highest dose groups may endure severe
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abdominal pain, diarrhea, convulsions, seizures, paralysis, and bleeding from the nose, mouth, and genitals before they ultimately die” (OECD). It is argued that animal testing is beneficial to humans because it lets the company know if their products are safe or not for human use. Animals are also used for medical research, especially drug testing, and animal dissection. One of the most intense tests completed on animals is the acute eye test. The acute eye test is administered to adult albino rabbits in recommended doses of 0.1 mL. “Information derived from this test serves to indicate the existence of possible hazards likely to arise from exposure of the eyes and associated mucous membranes to the test substance” (McNamee, and others 1). “Animal-rights groups have said
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  • Fall '07
  • Hampel
  • English, Animal Rights, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Ethical Treatment of Animals, laboratory animal welfare, animal dissection

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