Animal Testing1

Speaking Outline: Animal Testing

Specific Purpose: To persuade my audience about the three major ways of how scientific experiments on animal is inhumane.

I. Put yourself into an animalís position. Imagine that you are being poked and probed by needles for the benefits of humans.
II. Animals are being abuse more and more everyday in scientific experiments.
III. I have pets and Iím 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 abuse.
V. Today, I am going to discuss to you about the three major ways of how scientific experiments on animal is inhumane: there is unnecessary abuse, it is unethical, and most of the experiments are unneeded.

I. The first major way of 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 canít grow normally like others in their species.
B. Animals are injected with unnatural, man-made chemicals.
1. The Environmental Protection Agency plan to do a test to evaluate the effects of industrial chemicals on the human hormonal system by looking at animals reproductive system.
a. Between 600,000 and 1.2 million animals will be killed for every 1,000 chemical tested.
b. They estimated that between 5,000 and 87,000 chemicals would be tested.
c. Thereís a non-animal screening procedure called HTPS that could screen out many chemicals from the need for further testing, thereby saving many animalsí 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 of how scientific experiments on animals are inhumane is unethical.
A. Animals are living organisms and should be treated like humans.
B. They donít have a choice of whether they want to be tested or not.
C. We wouldnít want to be injected with chemicals and be physically abused, so why should they?
III. The third major way of how scientific experiments on animals are inhumane is unnecessary.
A. Animals are being killed by useless experiments that donít 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 foxhoundís lungs and forced them to run on treadmills with masks placed over their faces.
b. To fit the mask, the dog canine teeth are cut down.
c. After exercises are completed, the dogs are killed and their lugs are examined.
B. According to R. Hamlin, D.V.M. said, ďThe 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 benefits to mankind.Ē

I. In conclusion, animal testing should not be allowed, if not then at least limit it. Itís better saving some, than none at all.
II. The abuse on animals are not necessary, itís 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 ďin their shoes.Ē