Vivisection


Vivisection, viv'i-sek'shan, n. [< L. vivus, alive, and sectio, sectionis, a cutting.] The dissection of, or otherwise experimenting on, a living animal, esp. for the purpose of ascertaining or demonstrating some fact in physiology or pathology. -Websters Dictionary

"... on account of the dissimilarity between animals and human beings, it is worse than useless to attempt to base any methods of treatment or prevention of human disease on animal experimentation."

Dr. M. Beddow Bayly, MRCS, LRCP (1887-1961)



"Nothing but total abolition will meet the case of vivisection. I am quite disgusted at the frequency of the most horrible experiments to determine the most trivial facts... evidently carried on for the interest of the 'research' and the reputation it gives."

Alfred Russell Wallace, co-discoverer of evolution



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