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Vivisection, Animal Experimentation and Animal Testing

Vivisection is literally the cutting of a living being. This page will explore the ethics behind student dissection, animal experimentation for medical research as well as animal testing for cosmetics and household products.

Vivisection - What is Vivisection?
Vivisection - What is Vivisection?

Animal Experimentation FAQ
Animal Experimentation FAQ: Why do animal rights activists oppose animal experimentation? Isnt there a law to protect animals in laboratories? Doesnt the end justify the means?

NIH Stops Chimp Experiments
The U.S. National Institute of Health (NIH) decided in December of 2011 to freeze funding for new research involving chimpanzees.

What Are Cruelty-Free Products and Where Can You Buy Them?
What are cruelty-free products and what makes them cruelty-free? The answers are not always clear, and cruelty-free products are not always vegan.

Vivisection Debate - Prof. Gary Francione and Prof. Dario Ringach Debate...
Vivisection Debate - Prof. Gary Francione and Prof. Dario Ringach Debate Vivisection

What is Pound Seizure?
What is pound seizure, and why is it illegal in some states while required in others?

What is the LD50 Test?
Definition of the controversial LD50 test, or Lethal Dose 50 test, an issue in animal rights and vivisection.

Vivisection - Animal Experimentation and Testing Blogs 2008 - 2014
Animal Testing and Animal Experimentation Blog Post Index 2008 - 2014

Avon, Mary Kay and Estee Lauder No Longer Cruelty-Free; Resume Animal Testing
After years of being cruelty-free, Avon, Mary Kay and Estee Lauder began animal testing again in 2012 in order to sell their products in China, which requires animal testing.

What is the Draize Test?
Definition of "Draize Test," an issue in animal rights and vivisection.

Could Stem Cell Research End Animal Experimentation?
Could stem cell research end animal experimentation some day? An analysis of whether stem cell research might end vivisection in the future, and how this impacts the animal rights and animal welfare positions.

Hair Fix Review
Hair Fix is a vegan, cruelty-free dry shampoo. I used Hair Fix twice when my hair was slightly oily and needed to be shampooed.

Does Classroom Dissection Deplete Species, Encourage Animal Cruelty?
From About.com's Environmental Issues site: Are the animals used in classroom dissection taken from the wild? If so, wouldn’t this be endangering their populations? Are there other environmental issues associated with classroom dissection?

National Anti-Vivisection Society
The National Anti-Vivisection Society is an organization that opposes the use of animals in research.

American Anti-Vivisection Society
AAVS works to end animal experimentation.

Alternatives to Dissection
Dissection alternatives from Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine
PCRM promotes non-animal research for ethical and scientific reasons.

Companies that Do/Don't Test on Animals
List of companies that do or don't test on animals, as assembled by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

Health Charities That Do Not Fund Animal Experimentation
Yes, you can support medical research and health-related charities without supporting vivisection! List assembled by Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

Mark Twain on Vivisection
In 1899, Mark Twain wrote, "I believe I am not interested to know whether Vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't. To know that the results are profitable to the race would not remove my hostility to it. The pains which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity towards it . . ."

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