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Rachel Blihar
Argument Paper
Fri Nov 9, 2012 11:15am
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My final topic for my argument paper is Animal right and testing. I am against animal testing. The opposing argument would be that testing on animals is good for the scientific community and it helps a ton with research. I know that there are other ways around using animals to have these tests, especially with the technology that we have today. I donít feel like animals should be treated the way they are, especially since they canít refuse to be in an experiment. With humans, we have the right to participate or not. They do not. A lot of the testing they do on animals also results in killing them because they donít feel that after an experiment the animals will be able to survive in the wild on their own. Majority of the time in these experiments, the animals donít receive any kind of painkillers. If we had a human participating in an experiment, we wouldnít let them feel pain and not care. A lot of people experiment on household pets that almost all of us have, like cats and dogs. If we look down at other countries for killing these kinds of animals and not giving them any kind of respect, then why is it okay for us to treat them the way we do? When we went to the library on Wednesday I started looking up articles and books in the library to support my side of the argument. I emailed a few links to myself and I plan on doing more research this weekend considering Iíve had three exams this week. I was extremely happy with the last two paper grades that I have received and I want to continue and hopefully get a high grade on this one too. Iím excited to not only find information to support my argument, but learn new things about animal testing that I may not have already known. Iíve only read one article so far and already see animal testing in a whole different way. Having this assignment isnít just a grade, but also helping us to see the kinds of problems we feel should be changed.

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