National Anti-vivisection Society

 

National Antivisection Society

About vivisection

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How can non-animal methods compare to a living, breathing animal?

How can non-animal methods replicate a beating heart, blood system, breathing lungs, central nervous system and the way these function together? The problem with this proposition is that if you are...

What are the alternatives to animal testing?

There are cell, tissue and organ culture; analytical techniques (such as Accelerator Mass Spectrometry for use with microdosing), epidemiology, quantum pharmacology, digital computer systems for predicting...

What is your position on vaccination?

We are not an anti-vaccination organisation, we are opposed to the development and testing of vaccines using laboratory animals. Both living animals and their tissues have been used to produce vaccines...

What is the NAVS' view on the claim that extremists are driving valuable research away from the UK?

Drug companies or vivisectors who claim to be leaving the UK because of extremism are not being entirely truthful; there is no evidence to support this claim. The House of Lords Select Committee on...

What is your stand on violence?

The NAVS opposes all forms of violence, whether towards animals or humans. Although we can understand the frustration that can lead to extreme behaviour, we advocate that the best way forward is by...

Would you ask a pro-vivisectionist to refuse treatment if drug development was done without animals?

No. That would be just as pointless as the question asking if we would take a drug that had been tested on animals. We want better medical research, more advanced techniques for developing and testing...

Would you take a drug that has been tested on animals?

We are not opposed to medicine - we are opposed to animal testing. Our supporters would prefer to use a drug that has been tested in a way that is more relevant to humans - using human-based non-animal...

Why are you opposed to animal testing?

Because animal testing is unreliable, unethical and unnecessary. Millions of animals suffer in UK laboratories every year, yet it is known that the complex structural and physiological differences...

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