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From The Ark Number 189 - Winter 2001Book Review Vivisection or science?
Since Italian scientist Professor Pietro Croce converted from being involved in vivisection, he has become a leading campaigner against animal experimentation. This is a book which can be used to refute the arguments of the stubbornly unconverted, as it is scientifically credible - even the British Medical Journal calling it a balanced and thoroughly researched book. It shows how the use of animals as an experimental model for humans is methodologically flawed and unscientific, and that experimenting on animals is a slippery slope to experimenting on humans. (Isnt that borne out by the recent announcement that work has started on cloning human embryos? Didnt we warn that Dolly-the-sheep would not be the end of the road?). Not that this is just negative, for Croce also explains how alternative (or, Croces preferred term scientific) methods can be used more effectively.
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