WHAT IS VIVISECTION?
Vivisection is the practice of animal experimentation
Essentially, it is using animals in ways that cause distress and or death in attempts to test the safety of drugs and biological products or of finding treatments, prevention, or cures for human diseases. This can include administering drugs, infecting with diseases, poisoning for toxicity testing, brain damaging, maiming, blinding, and other painful and invasive procedures.
ISN'T THIS HOW WE FIND LIFE SAVING DRUGS?
Expecting a human to react the same as any given animal is about as reliable as flipping a coin because of the many differences that exist between species. We simply can not predict which (if any) other animal will have the same reaction as humans.
This can create misleading data which may result in substances being graded as safe when they are not (i.e. the Thalidomide disaster) and in the contrary, we may abandon useful medical treatments due to their negative response in animal trials.
We have seen findings from animal experimentation prolong and mislead the discovery of potential drugs in many different medical fields, including stroke research, HIV vaccine research and diabetes research.
SURGERY WITHOUT ANAESTHETIC
POISONED TO TEST TOXICITY
WATER & FOOD DEPRIVATION