The Ten Biggest Lies
by Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc
Vivisectors constantly lie. It is what
they do best. After all, their working lives are built on an entirely false
premise: that animal experiments will provide information of value to doctors.
Here are the ten biggest lies vivisectors tell:
Lie No 1: Animal Experiments help people.
Truth: No animal experiment ever conducted has ever helped any human patient.
Not one human life has ever been saved by vivisection. No animal experiment
conducted in the future will help human patients. Proof of this is available in
my books. (No vivisector will debate the value of vivisection with me.)
Lie No 2: Drug Companies are forced to perform animal experiments by law.
Truth: They aren't. There are no laws forcing drug companies to conduct animal
experiments. Evidence for this is in my book Animal Experiments: Simple
Lie No 3: Doctors support animal experiments.
Truth: They don't. The majority of doctors want animal experiments stopped. The
evidence for this (first published in the European Medical Journal) is
included in my books Why Animal Experiments Must Stop and Animal
Experiments: Simple Truths.
Lie No 4: Animals who are tortured and killed in animal experiments don't
Truth: The animals who are used in laboratory experiments suffer enormously.
Anyone who doubts this should study the evidence in my books.
Lie No 5: The number of experiments conducted is going down.
Truth: It isn't. The number of experiments on animals is going up.
Lie No 6: There is scientific evidence showing that animal experiments are of
Truth: There is no scientific evidence showing that animal experiments are of
value. The Department of Health in London was invited by the British House of
Lords to submit a list of scientific papers `proving' the value of animal
experiments. The House of Lords then asked me to comment on the papers which
were submitted. I destroyed the validity of all the submitted papers in my
report. (You can read my report in full on this website.)
Lie No 7: Vivisectors claim that their experiments on animals enable drug
companies to produce drugs which are safe for human use.
Truth: If an experiment shows that a drug does not cause problems when given to
an animal the drug company will claim that this proves that the drug is safe for
people. But if an experiment shows that a drug does cause problems when given to
an animal the drug company will ignore the results on the grounds that animals
are different to people. My book Betrayal of Trust contains a lengthy
analysis naming many drugs which are sold for human use despite the fact that
they cause serious problems (such as cancer) when given to animals. My book
Animal Experiments: Simple Truths contains a summary.
Lie No 8: Vivisectors insist that some experiments on animals produce useful
Truth: Vivisectors admit that they don't know which experiments could be of
value and might be relevant and not misleading. If you do ten experiments and
five might be useful and five are utterly useless then ALL are utterly useless
because you don't know which five results are useable and which five aren't.
This is one of the major flaws of vivisection. Vivisectors either aren't bright
enough to understand this or else they choose to ignore the logic.
Lie No 9: Vivisectors claim that animals are not sentient.
Truth: There is ample evidence that this is a lie in my books such as Animal
Rights: Human Wrongs.
Lie No 10: Laboratory animals are well looked after.
Truth: Animals in vivisection laboratories are kept in tiny cages (the sizes of
`approved' animal cages are given in my book Animal Experiments:Simple Truths).
Three quarters of all animal experiments are performed without any anaesthetic.
Conclusion: Vivisection is a destructive pseudo-science. Animal experiments are
performed by psychopaths. The sole reason for vivisection is money. Anyone who
supports vivisection is a liar or a fool. Or both.
Several of Vernon Coleman's book on animal experimentation are available free on
this website for downloading. All Vernon Coleman's books are available from the
shop on this website. Bulk copies of Animal Experiments: Simple Truths
are available at special prices from Publishing House, Trinity Place,
Barnstaple, Devon EX32 9HG, England.
Copyright Vernon Coleman December 2006