Essay on Animal Testing (Speech Outline)

1198 Words Sep 28th, 1999 5 Pages
<b>Specific Purpose</b> – To persuade my audience that animal testing is wrong and how other safer alternatives should be taken.
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<br><b>Central Idea</b> – By going the extra mile in using safer alternatives when experimenting with animals will not only prevent conflicts from pro-life activists, it will minimize lawsuits and morals will be preserved.
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<br><b>Introduction</b>
<br>I. Okay I got a riddle I made up for the class.
<br>A. What was once cute and furry but becomes a bloody rotted mess?
<br>B. You guys give up?
<br>C. Well the answer to this question is an animal that has undergone chemical testing.
<br>II. I know that wasn't too funny but I needed some sort of attention-grabber and this hit home on the question of my
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Bentham's philosophy on animals, instead, was: "The question is not can they reason? Nor can they talk? But could they suffer?"
<br>B. Vivisection began early after Bentham's time period as scientists cut open animals to learn about the functions of the heart, lungs, and other parts of the body.
<br>C. The practice of testing cosmetics on animals started around 1933.
<br>1. This began after a woman used Lush Lure cosmetics darken her eye lashes.
<br>2. The woman's eyes eventually burned, and later the woman became blind and eventually died.
<br>3. Because of this incident, the Food and Drug Administration passed the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act in 1938 to protect the public from unsafe cosmetics and resorted to animals for testing dangerous cosmetics.
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<br>D. Other deadly tests on animals that began to crop up included the Draize Test and another tested called LD50.
<br>1. The Draize Test was named after the Federal Drug Administration scientist John Draize.
<br>a. In this test, substances were dropped directly into an animal's eye (usually an albino rat) and results were recorded.
<br>b. Through this inhumanity, the first successful eye droppers were developed.
<br>2. The other test was the LD50, or in longhand, the Lethal Dose 50.
<br>a. According to a National Institute of Health release, this procedure was where a substance was fed to a group of animals until half the test subjects died.
<br>b. This example to me personally represents the epitome of

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