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
"The learned lawyers of earlier centuries also considered torture to be absolutely necessary for obtaining evidence!"
"We ought not to ridicule the pretensions of the anti-vivisectionists - the sufferings of animals are truly horrible; and sympathy with them is not sentimentality."
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