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
"Students should not be forced to participate in the death of animals in order to study and understand the beauty and complexity of life."
John E. McArdle, Ph.D., Anatomist
"It is inexcusable for scientists to torture animals; let them make their experiments on journalists and politicians."