Stop Vivisection on Research Animals


Target: The U.S. National Institutes of Health

Goal: Stop vivisection on live animals for research purposes

Vivisection is the practice of cutting into or using invasive techniques on live animals.  Vivisection is commonly called animal experimentation. It includes the use of animals for research, product testing, and in education. Animal experimentation is conducted in many situations, including at universities, hospitals, research institutes, independent laboratories that conduct research for corporations, military bases, and agricultural facilities.

The U.S. spends approximately $18 billion per year on animal experiments.  The U.S. National Institutes of Health is the world’s greatest source that funds animal experimentation, with an annual budget of more than $13 billion. Much of this is funded by taxpayers. Alternatives are less expensive and can be used repeatedly, but they have not been implemented. Many companies make consumers feel that animal testing is necessary by saying “your child or your dog,” making the consumer feel that in order for their child to be treated with a drug that works if they are ill, animal testing must occur. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service 2010 annual report about 2009, “1.13 million animals were used in experiments (excluding rats, mice, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and agricultural animals used in agricultural experiments), plus an estimated 100 million mice and rats.”

There are three types of animals used for research. Purpose bred animals are bred specifically for research and obtained from Class “A” dealers. Those dealers raise all their animals in a closed colony on their own premises. Random source animals are not specifically bred for research and come from pounds, Class “B” dealers or are donated to research. Random source animals come from a random genetic pool, meaning they have not come from controlled in-breeding. Pound seizure, in which animals who arrive at the pound are required by law to be turned over to laboratories for experimentation on demand if they are not reclaimed or adopted out, is still in effect in some animal shelters. Conditioned animals are purpose bred and random source animals that have been quarantined, vaccinated, and are determined to be free of parasites and any other anomalies.

Many medical advancements have been made not testing on animals, like the discovery of penicillin or the identification of AIDS. This shows it is not necessary to test on animals to make a scientific breakthrough. Stop vivisection and save millions of animals from being tortured.


Dear U.S. National Institute of Health,

Vivisection is cruel and unnecessary. Many scientific advancements have been made without the use of vivisection. It is also unethical to test on animals, since you argue that experimentation benefits humans because animals are like us. It is only ethical to experiment on animals if they are fundamentally not like us, in which case animal experimentation is not necessary or useful.

You also spend billions of dollars per year on vivisection, money that could benefit the people you are supposedly trying to save with animal experimentation in many other ways, like feeding, clothing, and educating them. Taxpayers are also funding many of your experiments, which is wrong when many taxpayers do not support animal research and testing.

Hippocrates instructed, “First, do no harm.” By continuing to do vivisection, you are causing harm and going against the Hippocratic oath. Stop experimentation and vivisection on animals.


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  1. J Davidson says:

    This is a big business like any other. Time for more awareness to stop it.

  2. Help those poor animal

  3. The NIH is doing nothing more then funding sadists. Nothing they do is worth the pain and suffering caused by these barbarians. Maybe they should use each other for these archaic experiments worthy of the Nazis.

  4. Animals are not ours to experiment on ! This is unnecessary when so many alternatives are available

  5. Barbara Felton says:

    I am appalled that out U.S. government National Institute of Health is involved in such a heinous practice as subjecting innocent animals to the cruelty of pain while doing their “research.” Shame on you!! Stop all animal research now! It is not necessary!

  6. How can the people in white coats slerp at night?????

  7. Jeni Beckham says:

    I HATE ANIMAL TESTING! So cruel. How can humans do this to these innocent creatures?

  8. There is no purpose in animal testing. Please stop this!!!

  9. Put the scientists in cages and use them.

  10. Deborah French says:

    Absolutely barbaric. Stop terrorizing these poor animals! STOP! PLEASE!

  11. Nick Engelfried says:

    Posted on behalf of Jill Proffitt by the ForceChange team:

    How do these people sleep at night that inflict such pain and barbaric cruelty on animals, this exceptance of such heinous crimes by so called scientist is wicked and evil. Who gave these politicians/scientist the right to experiment on animals, I don’t ever remember there being a public vote to do this, WE ARE ALL GOING TO DIE ANYWAY, do not use animals for the sake of humans or by keeping the lowest form of life in a job…VIVISECTORS. This cruelty is allowed to happen, why are people like the R.S.P.C.A/PETA/IFAW and such like not getting together and stopping this barbaric act of animal torture once and for all, we all know there are other ways of finding cures without using animals…..for starters use the Vivisectors and see how they like it….animals have no voice that’s why these low life torturers get away with it, I really struggle with the thought of how any so called human being can look into the eyes of animals, experiment on them and watch and listen to their cries for help, and ignore it, I truly wish for you people you get your comeuppance in life. J. P Devon

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