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 are many more eminent men in my profession who are adverse to vivisection than who are in favour of it."
L.Forbes Winslow, DCL, MB, LLD, MCRP (1844-1913)
"The case against vivisection is the same as that against war and all other forms of cruelty - that violence does not produce long-term solutions."