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Meredith Masteller
Online Discussion 11/4
Fri Nov 4, 2011 11:12am
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One argument that I have been considering writing about is the issue of animal testing. There are many opinions on this issue and it seems like an issue that has been around for a while and can not be resolved. Many people do not seem to be bothered by the fact that animals are harmed and tested on. On the flip side others think that we need to be protecting the animals because they can only do so much to protect themselves and should not be harmed. This issue has gone back and forth so many times. I think one of the reasons why people get so upset is because the FDA has approved testing on animals and said that it is okay because it is for the benefit of humans. It is required that any product that is intended for humans has to be tested on animals before it can go out on the market.
For this paper I intend on arguing about how animal testing is wrong. I personally think that since the animals can not defend themselves that we as humans need to step up and defend them. I know that there is probably another way to test products that is better and saves all these animals. People have gone so far as to genetically modify animals in laboratories to use them just to test on. I just feel like this is so cruel because I could not imagine being basically ďheld hostageĒ and not being able to escape. I do not believe in animal testing.
In my paper I will have a couple key points. I think that I will write about how people view animal testing: for or against it. I will also explain what animal testing really is because I feel like some have heard about it but donít really know what it entails. I will give my view on the issue and try and show how that it truly is a cruel thing to do and how we could maybe find alternatives. I want to show how animal testing can be reduced and maybe gotten rid of if we try.

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