Complete the Animal Testing Article
A simple, twoparagraph letter to the editor has been started but never finished. Follow these steps to identify the parts that are needed to complete the letter. Remember, it is not your job to agree with this point of view, it is your job to finish the article as it was intended by the original author!
1. This is the
of the letter to the editor. Underline the thesis statement. Animal testing has become a hot topic in the last few decades as more and more animal rights and awareness issues have entered the world stage. The most hotly contested issue has been drug testing, where the development of potentially human lifesaving substances is weighed against the life of these animals. But there should be no contest in this particular situation. When it comes to saving human lives, animals have no rights and can be used in the development of human lifesaving drugs and procedures.
2. Select the
best transition statement
from the three choices below. In that statement,
underline the reason that this thesis is the best choice. _____ Although researchers have depended on animal test data to achieve medical advances, there should be other means of research.
_____ Most people have only observed the beauty of animals at the zoo, which leads to an unconcern for animal rights.
_____ History is filled with facts and examples where we humans use nonhumans for our own benefits.
Select three of these five pieces of supporting evidence . Be sure to select only the
facts or examples that support the reason you chose in number 2: ____ Fishermen kill worms when they put them on hooks and “suffocate” fish when they bring them out of the water.
____ Plants are also living, nonhuman organisms, and we kill plants in the name of science all the time.
____ Animals have rights and should be treated in a humane way. ...
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