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National Antivisection Society

About vivisection

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What is vivisection?

Vivisection literally means the cutting up of a live animal; however, dictionary definitions have been revised over the years, and this term has become a general label for all types of animal experiments. "Vivisection"...

Why vivisection is flawed

What happens to laboratory animals Many people are opposed to animals suffering and dying in experiments for trivial products such as beauty cosmetics, but are less sure about research labelled as...

Differences between primates and humans

Primates in UK labs include baboons, macaques, tamarins, marmosets, and squirrel monkeys. Although basic, there are more guidelines for housing primates than any other species, but these are routinely...

Differences between guinea pigs and humans

Guinea Pigs are used in a range of experiments including having their skin abraded and household and industrial substances applied in skin irritancy tests. What a Waste Guinea pigs can only breathe...

Differences between rats and humans

Sociable, inquisitive and playful, rats fare no better in the laboratory than mice. They are kept in small boxes stacked on racks with nothing to amuse the animals. At St Mary's Medical School, London,...

Differences between rabbits and humans

Rabbits are commonly kept in stacks of cramped cages, with perforated metal floors, and no bedding. The confinement and lack of exercise causes their bones to become brittle, and so their spines are easily...

Differences between mice and humans

Rodents account for over 80% of animals used in experiments in UK laboratories - more than half use mice and about a fifth rats. Even identification of rodents is brutal - holes punched through ears,...

Differences between fish and humans

Fish are used for all kinds of research, with the largest number in 'safety' testing of products. One contract testing company uses fish in toxicity studies. The chemical is dissolved in the water in their...

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