Animal Rights Committee

Witness Guidelines

You should begin by reading and re-reading your character's position statement. List any facts or points of concern your character should bring up to the committee. Take 3 or 4 of the most important concerns and really try to drive them home to the committee. Use the additional resource materials to gather facts and information to support your position.

There will be opposing points of view for all witnesses. If you go up there and don't know what you are talking about, the other witnesses and committee members will chew you to pieces. To avoid this you should arm yourself with knowledge!! Try to understand your characters position and if you don't know the answer to a question think of something to say that is consistent with your characters beliefs.

A possible outline for your testimony could be:
I. Introduction

II. Body III. Conclusion
The following groups and individuals will be asked to testify before the Committee on Animal Welfare.
American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums
Vegetarians for Ethical Farming Practices
Animal Liberation Front
American Medical Association
Biozyme Pharmaceuticals
National Cattleman's Association
Belle Visage Cosmetics Corporation
International Vegan Society
Nature's Way Cosmetics Corporation
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals
Student Action Corps for Animals
Veterinarian Technician
Your grade will be based on the following criteria