Speaking Outline: Animal Testing Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience about the three major ways in which scientific experiments on animal is inhumane. Introduction I. Put yourself into an animal’s position. Imagine that you are being poked and probed by needles for the benefit of humans. II. Animals are being abused more and more every day in scientific experiments. III.
I have pets and I’m against animal testing, so knowing that animals are used in research is appalling. IV. Some research and scientific experiments are impractical and immoral. Animals are being overly abused. V. Today, I am going to discuss to you the three major ways in which scientific experiments on animal is inhumane: there is unnecessary abuse, it is unethical, and most of the experiments are unneeded. Body I.
The first major way how scientific experiments on animals are inhumane is the unnecessary abuse. A. Animals are in an unnatural environment. 1. They are constantly being locked up, so they can’t grow normally like others in their species. B. Animals are injected with unnatural, man-made chemicals. 1. The Environmental Protection Agency plans to do a test to evaluate the effects of industrial chemicals on the human hormonal system by looking at animals’ reproductive systems.
a. Between 600,000 and 1.2 million animals will be killed for every 1,000 chemicals tested. b. They estimated that between 5,000 and 87,000 chemicals would be tested. c. There’s a non-animal screening procedure called HTTPS that could screen out many chemicals from the need for further testing, thereby saving many animals’ lives, but the EPA still intends to use animal testing. C. Radioactive materials are being used on animals. 1. Such radioactive materials are microwaves. a. In India, they would put bunnies in microwaves just to observe what would happen. 2. Animals are trained using electrical materials. a. Scientists train dogs using electrical shock. II. The second major way how scientific experiments on animals are inhumane is unethical.
A. Animals are living organisms and should be treated like humans. B. They don’t have a choice of whether they want to be tested or not. C. We wouldn’t want to be injected with chemicals and be physically abused, so why should they? III. The third major way how scientific experiments on animals are inhumane is unnecessary. A. Animals are being killed by useless experiments that don’t even benefit humans.
1. One example is at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. They are doing useless lug experiments on dogs. a. They would remove 68% of those foxhound’s lungs and force them to run on treadmills with masks placed over their faces. b. To fit the mask, the dog’s canine teeth are cut down. c. After the exercises are completed, the dogs are killed and their lugs are examined. B. According to R. Hamlin, D.V.M. said, “The only conclusion.
I can reach is that tremendous pain and suffering are being inflicted upon helpless dogs under the guise of research, and the results being attained are admittedly of no benefit to mankind.” Conclusion I. In conclusion, animal testing should not be allowed, if not then at least limit it. It’s better to save some than none at all. II. The abuse of animals is not necessary, it’s unethical, and most of the time useless to humans. III. Animal testing is cruel and merciless. IV. Treat animals as if they are humans since they are living souls too. Try to put yourself “in their shoes.”