Thursday, August 18, 2011

‘Today’s word’ is . . .

Vivisection: The act or practice of cutting into or otherwise injuring living animals, especially for the purpose of scientific research. (from Latin for alive and dissection)

“I am not interested to know whether vivisection produces results that are profitable to the human race or doesn't. The pain which it inflicts upon unconsenting animals is the basis of my enmity toward it, and it is to me sufficient justification of the enmity without looking further.”

--Mark Twain, author and humorist (1835-1910)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yeah - until a procedure tested on animals is used to save your life in the emergency room.