Blog 13- Con: Animal Testing

The debate topic that I received was Animal testing, and the

side that I had gotten was con. This is not my personal position on the topic because I just think it would be better to test an animal rather a human. Although this assignment may change my mind after I research more into the topic. I know that animals are being tested for certain medicines or other products that involve chemicals because it is not safe to test on a human being. The idea is that if an animal is harmed it is better than harming a human. People are against this because they consider it animal abuse, yes I can agree that doing this is immoral, but do we have any other alternative methods? I am not sure. I suppose that’s what the research will tell me. Most websites that come up when I search animal testing is sites that are against it. Which will inevitably work in my favor because I am against animal testing for the debate. For an ethical approach of the topic I will say the statistics of how many animals are harmed/killed because of the experiments. A logical approach I may use is saying how there are “replacements” to animal testing and go into detail about that. Although the replacement for animals may still involve the killing of animals for their cells, but they are also thinking of using human tissue. Presumably, tissue that would be voluntarily given to better science. For an emotional approach I will ask questions about if it is morally okay to harm animals in the process of making products. And how would they feel if it were their pets in the shoes of the animals who were being tested on. Or how would they feel if they were the ones who were being these lab rats. I have learned more about animal testing while I have been just researching for this blog and it is safe to say that even if we don’t like it. Somethings will have to involve the use of animals in testing things, but if there was a possibility for them to eliminate the use of animal tests then I would be all for it.

Blog 12

The current issue I am thinking about is the Death Penalty. The question would be: Should the death penalty be taken away? My stance on the subject would be that we keep the death penalty depending on the crime someone commits. I think this because someone who is willing to either kill or rape someone should not be able to live in a civilized society like America. The two sides would be keeping the death penalty or completely getting rid of it. The main argument of the side against the death penalty is that life is sacred and we should not be able to take someones life even if they took someone else’s life. The side for the death penalty would say that people who are willing to commit a horrid crime then they are too much trouble to feed and keep alive in a prison. We should just take them from the world and rid it of their toxic actions.

My school has been going pretty well, I have been getting good grades like I always have. But i could definitely pay more attention in class and I could definitely try more. Although I feel like the act of trying is definitely more difficult than watching with glazed eyes and looking at the notes the night before. To go about this I need to just clear my mind and pay more attention in class instead of messing around with my friends. I would have to focus on reading and doing homework instead of waiting until the end of the quarter to do my IR. Don’t worry Mcgarry I just started my first book. You should be proud of me (or not). Something I can do this week is read everyday trying to finish my IR book, I just need to take a little time out of my day and read a little and I can go on and put that same vigor to my other classed. Then I will have extra good grades (yes I just said extra good grades. Don’t tell me that’s not a good way to say it.) I would have to say playing games all day is the biggest factor in preventing me from reading, and well, forgetting to read.