Four Vivisectors' Lies
by Betty Overell
[Source: Animal Research Takes Lives by Bette Overell]
|THE VIVISECTORS' LIE No. 1|
That it is possible to re-create a naturally occurring human disease in a healthy animal (what vivisectors call an "animal model" of a human disease).
It is by definition impossible. Trying to re-create spontaneous human disease (naturally occurring disease that arises from within) in a healthy being constitutes "experimental research". It is impossible to re-create a naturally occurring human disease in a healthy animal (or in a healthy human being) simply because once it is "re-created", it is artificial and no longer the original, natural disease. Clearly "re-creation" and "spontaneous" are contradictory terms. It then follows that experimental research (vivisection) cannot find cures for any diseases no matter how many millions of animal or human experiments are performed (human experiments are now commonplace). It is sometimes possible to re-create some of the symptoms of a disease, or a simulated disease but NEVER the disease itself. The exception to this fact is the case of infectious diseases. However animals do not get human infectious diseases and we do not get theirs. (Non-human animals cannot have a human disease because each species of animal is a different biomechanical entity.)
|THE VIVISECTORS' LIE No. 2|
That it is possible to learn human anatomy and physiology by studying four-legged animals (quadrupeds), fish, or birds.
Animals are totally different from man and from each other, genetically, histologically, anatomically, physiologically, immunologically, emotionally, psychologically, sexually, and socially. It is clear that human medicine cannot be based on veterinary medicine - as animal medicine is not based on human medicine.
|THE VIVISECTORS' LIE No. 3|
That it is possible to predict human reactions to drugs, vaccines and other chemicals by testing them in animals.
Animals react differently to drugs, vaccines and other chemicals, not only from man but also from each other. Hence the incalculable damage to human health caused by pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines.
|THE VIVISECTORS' LIE No. 4|
That animal experimentation is useful in order to learn about animal diseases in agricultural colleges and veterinary schools.
No knowledge about animal diseases can be obtained by looking at artificially diseased animals (experimental research).