Vivisection, viv'i-sek'shan, n. [< L. vivus, alive, and sectio, sectionis, a cutting.]
The dissection of, or otherwise experimenting on, a living animal, esp. for the purpose of ascertaining or demonstrating some
fact in physiology or pathology. -Websters Dictionary
"... on account of the dissimilarity between animals and human beings, it is worse than useless to attempt to base any methods of treatment or prevention of human disease on animal experimentation."
Dr. M. Beddow Bayly, MRCS, LRCP (1887-1961)
"Vivisection is a social evil because if it advances human knowledge, it does so at the expense of human character."
George Bernard Shaw, (1856-1950), Irish Playwright and Critic awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938)