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
"There is conditioned brutality among scientists, especially in the universities of Britain. The time has come to call a halt. The situation has got out of hand."
Dr. Kit Pedler (1928-1981)
"A medical profession founded on callousness to the pain of the other animals may eventually destroy its own sensibility to the pain of humans."
Brigid Brophy (1929-1995), English novelist, essayist, critic