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

"Vivisection and sex murder stand on one and the same level, they are the product of spiritual blindness and moral depravity... The alleged objective of working for the good of mankind is a lie. I know that most vivisectors are seeking more to satisfy their vanity than their scientific curiosity. Each of them hopes somehow to make some discovery which, even if it is worthless, is nevertheless a discovery with which one can boast before everyone and throw sand into the eyes of the stupid."

Dr. med. Franz Hartmann, Hallein, from a letter to Dr.Ludwig Fliegel, dated April 22, 1895



"At present, scientists do not look for alternatives simply because they do not care enough about the animals they are using."

Grace Slick, musician, singer with Jefferson Airplane



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