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TOK Presentation: To What Extent Can Scientific Experiments on Animals be Justifiable?
Transcript of TOK Presentation: To What Extent Can Scientific Experiments on Animals be Justifiable?
-Ethics Real Life Situation Knowledge Issue Knowledge Issue How ethical is Animal testing, even if its for the 'greater good?' Bibliography http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1jtwKsSBDWU/TD-G8md_qLI/AAAAAAAAEIM/XlO1DFsgXb4/s1600/freedom_animals_1.jpg http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/image_content_width/hash/4d/c2/4dc25fd480aa8b073b282b02ecea006e.jpg http://news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/entry-assets/2008_0209protest0204.JPG
http://www.avert.org/hiv-animal-testing.htm The different Opinions Different Type of Animal Testing Real Life Situation http://www.cosmeticanimaltestingpictures.com/ Consequential/Utilitarianism Ends Justify the means. The testing is beneficial in the name of science Some People think Animals Don't have feelings therefor it is okay to hurt them for the greater good of the people Language For Against Perception Negative emotion because of the graphical nature of the picture Perception Language Uses parts of the slogan the so many mascara brands have Emotion Emotion Language Makes sense, good arguments The arguments for animal testing are valid, however ethically it is immoral Perception Provoke anger Virtuous A virtuous person is someone who is morally aware therefore they would not harm a creature that couldn't defend itself Person In the U.S According to the Animal Welfare Act and Association the total number of animals in research annually 660,694 animals (Dogs, Primates, Pigs, Rodents, Cats, Hamsters, Sheep) Exact numbers aren't available mice&rats—who make up more than 95 percent of animals used in experiments—are not covered by the protection of the Animal Welfare Act and therefore go uncounted Different Type of Animal Testing chemical, drug, food and cosmetic tests, biology lessons, medical training exercises, and curiosity-driven medical experiments. http://www.peta.org/issues/animals-used-for-experimentation/default2.aspx
http://www.aboutanimaltesting.co.uk/animal-testing-europe.html non-human-an object or creature that displays some human characteristics but not enough to be considered a homo spien opinion test Opinion test
FOR Animal Testing In general
AGAINST Animal Testing In general Across all of Europe, there are approximately 12.1 million animal testing experiments performed each year. talk about arguments for and against it HIV and AIDS Vaccines and treatments have been tested on animals Purpose Value Based It is ALWAYS wrong to harm another living being yes its okay in certain circumstances however its also wrong no its never ok to harm a creature Action Yes it is ok because its for the greater good