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

"Only 25 years ago, among every 100,000 children born in the Federal Republic [of West Germany] there were 3 cases of malformation. Today, 5 children are malformed for only 1,000 births. Within a quarter of a century, therefore, the malformations have increased more than a hundredfold."

Kurt Bluechel, Die Weissen Magier (The White Magicians), Bertelsmann Verlag, 1974, (page 259)



"Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character."

George Bernard Shaw, (1856-1950), Irish Playwright and Critic awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938)



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