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vivisection

 [viv″ĭ-sek´shun]
surgical procedures performed upon a living animal for purpose of physiologic or pathologic investigation.

viv·i·sec·tion

(viv'i-sek'shŭn),
Any cutting operation on a living animal for purposes of experimentation; often extended to denote any form of animal experimentation.
[vivi- + section]

vivisection

/vivi·sec·tion/ (viv″ĭ-sek´shun) surgical procedures performed upon a living animal for purpose of physiologic or pathologic investigation.

vivisection

(vĭv′ĭ-sĕk′shən, vĭv′ĭ-sĕk′-)
n.
The act or practice of cutting into or otherwise injuring living animals for the purpose of scientific research.

viv′i·sec′tion·al adj.
viv′i·sec′tion·al·ly adv.
viv′i·sec′tion·ist n.

vivisection

[viv′əsek′shən]
Etymology: L, vivus, alive, secare, to cut
the performance of surgical operations on living animals, particularly experimental surgery for the purpose of research.

viv·i·sec·tion

(viv'i-sek'shŭn)
Any cutting operation on a living animal for purposes of experimentation; often extended to denote any form of animal experimentation.
[vivi- + section]

vivisection

1. Experiments performed on living animals involving surgery.
2. Any scientific work in which live animals are used.

vivisection (viˈ·v·sekˑ·shn),

n the dissection of living animals to view anatomic systems.

vivisection

surgical procedures performed upon a living animal for purpose of physiological or pathological investigation. It is illegal in most countries to perform such experiments without a license, without proper anesthesia or without all measures necessary to prevent cruelty to the experimental animal.
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There are similarities among these tools of pornography, the design of contemporary gynaecological chairs used to hold women and make their bodies accessible to the surgeon, and trade catalogues of vivisectionist apparatus, which were often displayed with 'photographs and drawings of animals fixed to boards with straps and cords, together with an array of scalpels and ovens, vices and saws'.
In "Vivisection as a Sign of the Times" Carroll questions the evolutionary superiority of the vivisectionist over his experimental subject as well as those who have not transcended their sympathy for the brute creation: "Is the anatomist, who can contemplate unmoved the agonies he is inflicting, for no higher purpose than to gratify a scientific curiosity, or to illustrate some well-established truth, a being higher or lower, in the scale of humanity, than the ignorant boor whose very soul would sicken at the horrid sight?
On national radio recently I challenged vivisectionists to come up with one medical development introduced through vivisection that could not have been introduced without killing animals.
Finally, it showed that animal rights campaigners are more likely to defend helpless or abused human beings or to attempt to correct perceived social wrongs than are vivisectionists.
In my view the conclusion has to be that vivisectionists are psychopaths who don't care about people or animals whereas animal rights campaigners care passionately about animals and people.
Incidentally, many readers have written in asking why I never appear on television debating with vivisectionists and other mentally-deficient scientists.
Vivisectionists are ruthless and constantly lie to defend their position.
Vivisectionists will not debate this subject with me and I suspect it is because they know they will lose.
The list has been compiled by a group of vivisectionists, who were given a grant of pounds 26 billion by the Department of Health and the drugs industry.
A I AM afraid you have been conned (probably not a difficult task) by the evil, money-grabbing vivisectionists who want animal experiments to continue.