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
"Terror, agony, and abominable cruelty are inseperable from the experiments on animals at the Government Microbiological Research Establishment at Porton Down - an Animal Belsen."
Emrys Hughes MP (1894-1969)
"We have a special duty to all animals and we must fight against the merchants of animal suffering who subordinate compassion to the heartless demands of so-called scientific progress."