Challenge To Vivisectors - The Final Outcome
It's now official:
vivisection is a barbaric waste of time - of no use whatsoever.
I issued a simple
but crucial challenge to vivisectors in my Sunday People column and on this
The challenge was
widely publicized and was very simple.
I asked vivisectors
- and those who support vivisection - to find ONE patient whose life had been
saved as a direct result of animal experiments.
I gave a
deadline of June 30 - which gave the vivisectors two months - to find one
Despite a desperate
search, vivisectors and their supporters failed to find one patient whose life
has been saved.
I am not in the bit
But this truly must
be the end of the vivisectors' wicked pretence that what they do is of value to
medicine, doctors and patients.
vivisectors have claimed that they torture and kill animals to save human
For years they have
claimed that they want to debate the issue on scientific grounds.
This was their
big chance to prove their point.
When I issued the
challenge I told vivisectors that if they met the challenge successfully those
of us who oppose vivisection would, in future, have to rely on moral and ethical
But I also pointed
out that if vivisectors could not meet this challenge they would lose any
Well, they've lost.
And the anti-vivisectionists have won.
This is a complete
humiliation for vivisectors. The argument is now officially over.
It is now official
that vivisection is a cruel fraud - done solely for money and kudos.
nothing whatsoever to do with people or health.
Remember that the
next time you hear a scientist claiming that vivisection helps