Research Proposal-dunkindonuts10

Animals Rights vs. Medical Research

When it comes to research for medicine, researchers have found the need to use animals in order to find out how it works. Now, when it comes to medical research, laboratory animals have been getting harder and harder to get. Many animal rights activists are finding ways in order to decrease the number of animals being harmed. It seems counterintuitive that medicine is being created to help humans but at the same time harming animals in the process. There could be another way to find out the results of medicine rather than testing it on innocent animals. Many have said if they knew a certain type of medicine was injected into an animal they would not have gone through with it. On the other hand, people look back and are glad the medicines have gone to any extent because without it they would not have been alive for many more years.

http://articles.latimes.com/1986-04-24/news/vw-1756_1_animal-experimentation

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6 Responses to Research Proposal-dunkindonuts10

  1. davidbdale says:

    When it comes to research for medicine, researchers have found the need to use animals in order to find out how [IT?] works. Now, when it comes to medical research, laboratory animals have been getting harder and harder to get. Many animal rights activists are finding ways in order to decrease the number of animals being harmed. It seems counterintuitive that medicine is being created to help humans but at the same time harming animals in the process. There could be another way to find out the results of medicine rather than testing [IT?] on innocent animals. Many have said if they knew a certain type of medicine was injected into an animal they would not have gone through with [IT?]. On the other hand, people look back and are glad the medicines have gone to any extent because without [IT?] they would not have been alive for many more years.

    You’ve identified an intriguing topic here, Dunkin, and I encourage you to develop it into a thesis, but you have a long way to go to narrow this idea down and make specific claims. I concur with your overall observation that treating animals cruelly is a very regrettable way to reduce human suffering. I wonder if you would go so far as to say the cost is too great, that whatever benefit might be gained would never justify causing pain to another animal. I’m especially interested to hear more about the patients who say they “would have” refused the medications that helped them “if they had known” they resulted from animal experimentation. I believe that’s what you’re saying (it’s a little hard to tell). Even more impressive an argument would come from patients who HAVE REFUSED beneficial or life-saving treatments on the same moral grounds. I hope you’ll be willing to push your research and your thesis to extremes, the better to clarify contrasting points of view.

    Rhetorical Note: Your claims are hard to follow because of your overuse of the word it, believe it or not, more so than for any other reason. Replace the four in the paragraph above with specific nouns or phrases and see how much clearer your observations become.

    Helpful? I also appreciate feedback.

  2. davidbdale says:

    Dunkin, you haven’t given yourself an assignment here. Reply, please.

  3. dunkindonuts10 says:

    When it comes to research for medicine, researchers have found the need to use animals in order to find out how the chemicals would affect humans. Now, when it comes to medical research, laboratory animals have been getting harder and harder to get. Many animal rights activists are finding ways in order to decrease the number of animals being harmed. It seems counterintuitive that medicine is being created to help humans but at the same time harming animals in the process. There could be another way to find out the results of medicine rather than testing these harmful toxins on innocent animals. Many have said if they knew a certain type of medicine was injected into an animal they would not have gone through with the injection. On the other hand, people look back and are glad the medicines have gone to any extent because without these findings, they would not have been alive for many more years
    I have changed the word “it” with something more specific, I have also realized I need to be more specific when I try to use the word “it”.
    I intend on finding more information about patients who would have or still will, refuse medication if they know it is tested on animals. I also plan on talking about the harmful affects that results from the toxins getting into the animals systems. With that I will bring up common tests that are used on animals to benefit a humans life. I will discuss how animals being tested for medicine and other chemicals, are against their rights and could be done in a better and safer way.

  4. davidbdale says:

    You still need five linked sources.

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