Rhetorical Analysis of the Evil of Animal Rights

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Rhetorical Analysis of The Evil of Animal Rights “The Evil of Animal Rights” is an article that was written by Alex Epstein and Yaron Brook. The article addressees the medical testing that is being done on animals. The author of the article talks about the medical advances that have been done using animals as testing. Without the animals, there wouldn't be as many new medicines and new cures that there are now. The author also talks about the protesters and the problems they have given to the companies that have any relation with animal testing. The authors clearly support the testing done to the animals. Alex Epstein and Yaron Brook constantly use ethos, and logos to support their argument of animal rights groups acting like “terrorists”(Epstein & Brook 604) and their support of animal testing. Yaron Brook is the president and executive director of Ayn Rand institute. Brook is a philosopher who works for Ayn Rand Institute which is an organization that advertises Ayn Rand's philosophy and novels of objectivism. Alex Epstein is a philosopher and a writer for Ayn Rand Institute. Ayn Rand Institute is a non-profit organization that promotes Ayn Rands novels a philosophy which was established in 1985. (Wikipedia) The institute is trying to be an influence of the cultural regeneration that will change the trends in today's culture. Logos is is the logic that is being used to persuade the audience by a way of reasoning. “Animal rights terrorists commit more than 1,000 crimes annually (Epstein & Brook 604).” This is an example of logos because it is supporting the authors argument by giving facts. Huntingdon Life Sciences is an organization that tests new medicine on animals to determine if a medicine is safe for human use or not. The Daily Mail has reported in 2001 about Huntingdon is, “The drug-testing firm targeted by animal rights activists today faced

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