Beneficial Animal Testing Essay

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Beneficial Animal Testing

Animal testing has always been plagued with controversy on its ethical issues by animal activist groups and supportive scientists. Is it morally just to experiment and sacrifice laboratory animals on behalf of human research? Dr. Gina Solomon MD wrote her article regarding the benefits of animal testing to protect the human race and all other species. Her article “The Lesser Evil” shows the beneficial and positive aspects of animal experimentation. She approves the notion for animal testing but requests greater regulation and gentler methods of testing when scientifically possible. Dr. Solomon’s article was published in the Earth Island Journal, Autumn 2002, v17, i3, pg 47. Dr. Gina
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These products may contain toxic chemicals that cause serious health side effects. Dr. Solomon writes about these issues in the temporal context. Her article is written about the present opinions and controversies caused by animal testing. Dr. Solomon uses a mixture of denotative and connotative language in her article. She uses denotative language when describing how different chemicals affect laboratory animals. She also uses denotative language when explaining the various organizations and legislation passed by Congress in favor of public safety laws. Dr. Solomon writes connotatively when explaining the necessity of animal testing to better understand the chemical effects on humans and wildlife. Industries “would love to manufacture and profit from chemicals without worrying that the public will find out its products may case serious health effects. The chemical manufactures would love not to worry about EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) using scientific information to tighten regulations or even ban their products,” (Solomon, pg 47). She writes in first person but uses both objective and subjective point of views. She uses objective while supporting her article with scientific facts relevant to her claim. The subjective view point was presented through her personal experience and opinions on animal testing.

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