Vivisection not only tortures and kills millions and millions of animals each year (95% of whom receive no
protection under that Animal Welfare Act), it is taking valuable resources from potentially life-saving solutions and pouring
money into bad science.
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"But how safe, how effective are these animal-modeled advances? Investigating further, we learned that though cardiac-bypass
surgery was practiced extensively on animals, when first tried on humans, the patients actually died. Penicillin kills guinea
pigs and is not effective in rabbits. Were these troubling examples common ones? Or were they exceptions to the rule? Apparently
not, we found. Roughly fifteen percent of all hospital admissions are caused by adverse medication reactions. And legal grugs,
which made their way to the public via animals, kill approximately 100,000 people per year. That is more than all illegal
drugs combined and costs the general public over $136 billion in health care expenses...We had been led to believe that the
majority of medical advances had come about as a result of research carried out on animals. Now we wondered was this truth
or propaganda?" -c. Ray Greek, Md, and Jean Swindle Greek, DVM, "Sacred Cows and Golden Geese: The Human Costs of Experiments
"There is no doubt that the best species for man is man. This is based on the fact that it is not possible to extrapolate
animal data directly to man, due to interspecies variations in anatomy, physiology and biochemistry." -Dr. MacLennan and Dr.
Amos, Clinical Research Ltd., UK, Cosmetics and Toiletries Manufacturers and Suppliers, 1990.
"In part because of possible major differences in response to drugs in animals and man, the knowledge gained from studies
in animals is often not pertinent to human beings, will almost certainly be inadequate, and may even be misleading." -Dr.
Arnold D. Welch, Department of Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine in "Responses in Man", 1967.
"Normally, animal experiments not only fail to contribute to the safety od medications, but they even have the opposite
effect." -Dr. Kurt Fickentscher, Pharmacological Institute of the University of Bonn, Germany, "Diagnosen", March 1980.
"Whenevr people say 'We mustn't be sentimental', you can take it they are about to do something cruel. And if they add,
"We must be realistic', they mean they are going to make money out of it." -Brigid Brophy, British novelist and essayist,
in "Animals, Men and Morals".
"There are, in fact, only two categories of doctors and scientists who are not opposed to vivisection: those who don't
know enough about it and those who make money from it." -Dr. Werner Hartinger, MD, German Surgeon, 1989.
"Animal tests conducted to establish the effect of medicaments for humans are nonsense." -Dr. Herdegg, animal experimenter
presenting at Conference on Laboratory Animals, Hanover, Germany.
"Biomedical research does not need animals any more, but should use computers. It is pointless and even dangerous to continue
following the traditional paths, for the difference between man and animals is so great that it mostly leads us into error."
-Dr. Luigi Sporieri, contributor to the invention of the cardiopulmonary bypass machine in "La Nazione", Florence, Italy,
October 5, 1980.
"What good does it do you to test something [a vaccine] in a monkey? You find five or six years from now that it works
in the monkey, and then you test it in humans and you realize that humans behave totally differently from monkeys, so you've
wasted five years." -Dr. Mark Feinberg, a leading AIDS researcher.