Animal Testing Speech

1004 words - 5 pages

Animal Testing
I. Speech Overview: Slide 1
A. General Purpose: To inform
B. Specific Purpose: By the end of my speech, my audience will be able to know the history about animal testing and the pros and cons about it.
C. Thesis Statement: I’m going to talk about the history of animal testing, its pros, and its cons.
II. Introduction:
D. Attention Getting Device: An estimated 26 million animals are used every year in the United States for scientific and commercial testing. Animals are used to develop medical treatments, determine the toxicity of medications, check the safety of products destined for human use, and other biomedical, commercial, and ...view middle of the document...

According to Susan Scutti, a reporter for Medical Daily. An Arab physician of the 12th century, Avenzoar, tested surgical procedures on animals before applying them to humans. (Scutti, para. 6)
3. According to Susan Scutti, a reporter for Medical Daily. The use of animals for research became very important in the 20th century for the United States. Biologists believe that chimpanzees share at least 98.4 percent of the same DNA as humans, therefore being used for experimentation. (Scutti, para. 3-7)
(Transition: Now that we have discussed a little background of animal testing, we will now discuss some pros about the subject.) Slide 3
B. Animal testing is quite an issue in the United States, these are some reasons why animal testing should continue to occur.
1. According to Issues and Controversies, a scholarly database. Supporters argue that the life of a human is more precious than one of a rat or other creatures. Alternative testing methods do not yet compare to testing on a live animal.
2. According to, a nonpartisan organization. Animal testing has contributed to many life-saving cures and treatments. Experiments where dogs had their pancreas removed led directly to the discovery of insulin, critical to saving the lives of diabetics. As well as the polio vaccine, it was tested on animals, and that reduced the occurrence of the disease from 350,000 cases in 1988 to 233 cases in 2012.
3. According to, a nonpartisan organization. Animal research is highly regulated, with laws in place to protect animals from mistreatment. The Animal Welfare Act, AWA, regulates animal research since 1966. Any proposal to use animals for research must be approved by an Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee set up by each research facility.
(Transition: Now that I have mentioned some pros I will now discuss some cons of animal testing.) Slide 4
C. Opponents argue that animal testing is immoral and unnecessary.
4. According to Issues and Controversies, a scholarly database. Animal testing violated animals’ basic rights, and experiments conducted on them...

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