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 The Meaning Of Vivisection

Vivisection
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 knowledge.

Who is Experimented On?

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 Testing

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 are.
  • At least 50 drugs on the market cause cancer in lab animals. They are allowed because it is admitted that animal tests are not relevant.
  • 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  • Over 200,000 medicines have been released most of which are now withdrawn.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 essential.
  • Thousands of drugs passed safe in animals have been withdrawn or banned due to their effect on human health.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 experiments.
  • Morphine puts humans asleep but excites cats.
  • 95% of drugs passed by animal tests are immediately deemed useless or dangerous to humans.
  • 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 in dogs.
  • We use aspirin for aches and pains. It causes birth defects mice, rabbits and rats.
  • 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 the USA.
  • Heart by-pass surgery was put on hold for years because it didn't work on dogs.
  • 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."

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