National Anti-vivisection Society

 

National Antivisection Society

About vivisection

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Differences between farm animals and humans

Pigs, sheep, horses, donkeys, cows and goats are all experimented upon. Genetic engineering has led to the use of pigs in xenotransplantation (cross species transplants) research and the use of cattle...

Differences between dogs and humans

Almost all dog experiments are performed on beagles - they are medium sized, easily handled, good natured. They live in concrete pens, with just a scattering of sawdust. The largest user of dogs is...

Differences between cats and humans

Experiments at Oxford University have included stitching up the eyes of kittens and implanting electrodes into kittens' brains. Unlike dogs, cats are rarely used in toxicity tests and few experiments are...

Differences between birds and humans

Over a hundred thousand birds are used in UK laboratories each year. For example, chicks were given hormone injections, and changes in their livers were seen. The experimenters could only speculate about...

Differences between amphibians and humans

The frog is the most common amphibian used in UK laboratories. Frogs have been used to study skin-graft rejection and the effects of the immunosuppressive drug cyclophosphamide. Researchers used 150 frogs...

Animal experiments: background stories

Genetic Modification There is a worldwide explosion in new technologies relating to the manipulation of genes. Huge media interest is being generated in any bizarre development, regardless of how vague...

Sums of despair

July 2001: The Home Office has released the statistics for animals used in in UK laboratories during 2000. 2.71 million procedures were carried out on 2.64 million animals. An increase of 58,000 experiments...

Cloned Companions

(NAVS Campaigner May - August 2002) The theoretical possibility of cloned companion animals has taken a step further with the birth of a cloned cat, and a host of new ethical and business avenues has...

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