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Elyse Huwe
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Fri Nov 2, 2012 4:52pm
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For my online discussion, I'm considering the topic of animal testing. This topic is good because you can argue both for it and against it. Arguing for it is not the position that i plan to take. However, if i were to argue for it, it would be because testing on animals is better than administering the drug to humans without knowing the effect. The product could cause harm to humans and either deform or seriously injure them. Also animals have shorter life spans than humans do so its hard to see the effects of as chemical as quickly as opposed to a dog or a cat whom has a typical life span of about 10-13 years.
Arguing against animal testing is the position that i plan to take because it is easier to argue for and has a higher moral stand point. Morally, animal testing is wrong because it endangers and destroys the lives of innocent animals. the remain locked in cages in a lab for the primary length of their lives never knowing affection or compassionate interaction with humans or other animals. They are there strictly to be used as Guinea pigs. After the results are seen and recorded, the animals are discarded because they are no longer of use. In some cases they have permanent affect that can never be reversed. Also, animal testing is not always useful. In some cases they do not show symptoms or side effects that may appear in human cases because they have a completely different genetic make up. 259
I have not come up with many other topics because i feel very confident with this one. Also i have not been able to think of many other that are capable of being argued both for and against effectively. I thought about the topic of solar energy. If i were to decide on solar energy, i would argue for it by explaining all of its benefits such as less of a reliance on gasoline and other countries with oil. As well as giving the individual the ability to create their own power. But it also has a down fall because it is so expensive to manufacture the solar panels as well as the fact that they do not provide as much energy as gasoline. They also are not ascetically pleasing. I did not like this topic as much though because there is not quite as many benefits as there are negative sides.
I prefer the topic of animal testing because the downfall is a moral issue and i would like to argue against it.

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