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.