The Meaning Of
Vivisection is the cutting into
or dissecting of a live animal. Billions of non-human animals
have been burnt, crushed, sliced, electrocuted, poisoned with
toxic chemicals, and psychologically tormented in the name of
scientific curiosity. What have we learned from all of this
suffering? That animal research is inherently unethical,
inevitably wasteful, and wholly unreliable. The U.S. squanders
approximately $18 billion per year on animal experiments, much
of which is funded by taxpayers, even though alternatives are
less expensive and can be used repeatedly. And what do we get
for our dollars? "Too much suffering for too little
Who is Experimented
Many Species of Animals fall
Victim to Suffering and misery Inside Laboratories Monkeys,
Pigs, Puppies, Kittens, Hamsters, Rabbits, Frogs, Squirrels,
Baboons, Horses, Guinea pigs, Mice, Sheep, Birds, Iguanas,
Rats, Chimpanzees, Dogs, Cats, Woodchucks, Gerbils, Ferrets,
Cows, and Others, Amounting to approximately 28 million lives
that are Experimented, Tortured, Cut Open while still Awake and
Killed each year in the U.S. alone.
What Can You Do To
Help The Animals
You can help by boycotting
products that are tested using these methods. You can also
write your congressmen and other state representatives. For
more information visit http://www.buav.org/
Facts About Animal
If you think Animal
Experiments are Necessary Consider The Following:
- Less than 2% of human
illnesses (1.16%) are ever seen in animals. Over 98% never
- At least 50 drugs on the
market cause cancer in lab animals. They are allowed
because it is admitted that animal tests are not
- When asked if they agreed
that animal experimentation can be misleading because of
anatomical and physiological differences between animals
and humans, 88% of doctors agreed.
- Rats are only 37%
effective in identifying what causes cancer in humans.
Flipping a coin would be more accurate.
- According to animal tests
lemon juice is deadly poison, but arsenic, hemlock and
botulin are safe.
- Over 200,000 medicines
have been released most of which are now withdrawn.
According to the WHO, 240 medicines are
- Thousands of drugs passed
safe in animals have been withdrawn or banned due to their
effect on human health.
- Aspirin fails animal
tests, as does digitalis (heart drug), cancer treatments,
insulin (causes animal birth defects), penicillin and other
safe medicines. They would be banned if results from animal
experimentation were accurate.
- When the makers of
thalidomide were taken to court, they were acquitted after
numerous experts agreed animal tests could not be relied on
for human medicine.
- There are at least 450
methods with which we can replace animal
- Morphine puts humans
asleep but excites cats.
- 95% of drugs passed by
animal tests are immediately deemed useless or dangerous to
- Worldwide, at least 22
animals die every second in labs. In the UK one animal dies
every five seconds.
- The contraceptive pill
causes blood clots in humans but it had the opposite effect
- We use aspirin for aches
and pains. It causes birth defects mice, rabbits and
- Researchers refused to
believe that benzene could cause cancer in humans because
it failed to in animal tests.
- Dogs failed to predict
heart problems caused by the cardiovascular drugs encainide
and flecainide, which led to an estimated 3,000 deaths in
- Heart by-pass surgery was
put on hold for years because it didn't work on
- If we had relied on
animal tests we would still believe that humans don need
vitamin C, that smoking doesn't cause cancer and alcohol
doesn't cause liver damage.
- It was denied for decades
that asbestos caused disease in humans because it did not
cause disease in animals.
- Polio researchers were
mislead for years about how we catch the disease because
they had experimented on monkeys.
- As one researcher points
out, the ultimate dilemma with any animal model of human
disease is that it can never reflect the human situation
with complete accuracy."