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· "ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION - A Harvest Of Shame" by Moneim A. Fadali, MD, 1996
Hidden Springs Press
PO Box 29613
Los Angeles, CA. 90029
FAX: (213) 664-6782

Dr. Fadali is a practicing Vascular and Cardiothoracic surgeon. From this standpoint he examines vivisection and the problems it has caused for both doctors and patients. He takes us through 2,000 years of medical history to show that vivisection has done nothing to advance, and much to retard, the growth of modern medical procedures and knowledge. It is an important contribution to the growing weight of published evidence which reveals the sham of vivisection.
In the chapter entitled "Vivisection Did Not Advance Medicine" he states "The claim that we owe most of our advances and breakthroughs in medicine to vivisection is false." Then goes on to set the record straight about the origins of the following:-
· HEART FUNCTION, BLOOD VESSELS AND CIRCULATION OF BLOOD
· CARDIAC CATHERIZATION
· X-RAYS
· CAT OR CT SCAN
· MAGNETIC RESONANCE
· RADIUM
· THE MICROSCOPE
· ANTICOAGULANTS
· BLOOD TRANSFUSION AND THE BLOOD GROUPS
· ANTISEPTICS, ANTIBIOTICS AND BACTERIOSTATIC AGENTS
· PENICILLIN
· STREPTOMYCIN
· CEPHALOSPORINS
· SULFA DRUGS
· ANESTHESIA
· ETHER
· CHLOROFORM
· LAUGHING GAS
· INHALATION ENDOTRACHEAL ANESTHESIA
· BLOCKERS, INHIBITORS, AGONISTS, ANTAGONISTS AND DIURETICS
· DIGITALIS
· NITRATES
· DRUGS FOR TREATMENT OF ARRHYTHMIAS
· CORONARY BYPASS SURGERY AND TRANSLUMINAL ANGIOPLASTY
· CPR
· THE HEART-LUNG MACHINE
· ARTIFICIAL HEART VALVES
· PACEMAKERS
· TRANSPLANTATION
· INSULIN
· VACCINATION
Amongst the ten more breakthroughs Dr. Fadali lists which were made without animal research are: the understanding of human anatomy and physiology, isolation of the AIDS virus and the discovery of the mechanism of AIDS transmission , the relationship between smoking and cancer and the production of humulin, a synthetic copy of human insulin.


· " LETHAL LAWS" by Alix Fano, 1997
Zed Books Ltd, London and New York

Alix Fano , formerly the media director for the London-based group Doctors and Lawyers for Responsible Medicine, is co-ordinator for the Medical Research Modernization Committee in New York City.
"Lethal Laws" is a thoroughly documented, scientific indictment of the current addiction to animal testing and makes a compelling case for companies to wake up to the non-animal technologies that exist and get off the animal testing treadmill. Alix Fano provides a meticulous analysis of the technical and scientific problems that have plagued animal tests for decades , but which have not been forcefully challenged until now. She shows how animal testing has been used as an alibi to allow the continued use of thousands of toxic chemicals. The book demonstrates the causal link between animal testing and environmental degradation, and the subsequent deterioration of human health.
She states, " And because most citizens know little, if anything, about federal animal testing programs or about developments in new testing technologies, a majority now believe that animal safety tests are necessary and effective in protecting them from the toxic chemicals in the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the food they eat."
The role that activists interested in this issue must play to bring about change is discussed:
"Several tactics have been used for decades by advocacy groups to achieve desired goals (or at the very least to obtain concessions). These include the staging of demonstrations, performing acts of civil disobedience, holding press conferences, using stockholder resolutions, introducing legislation, lobbying, conducting public education and outreach, letter writing (and now E-mail) campaigns to newspapers, legislators, and specific companies and individuals that are the targets of protest."
She gives an example of one animal advocacy group which has developed its own agenda in the fight against animal testing which may serve as a model for other groups. For example , it pressurises companies which continue to test products on animals by faxing them petitions, staging protests in their offices, encouraging members to write to the companies and return their products directly to them; picketing the CEO’s homes.
It offers consumers practical information such as cruelty-free shopping guides, factsheets and flyers by distributing them in public places and urges them to ask their local stores to carry ‘cruelty-free’ products. It provides documentation and expert opinions to federal agencies to keep the issue of animal testing at the top of the government’s agenda and urges all companies regulated by those agencies to use non-animal testing methods. By , working with activists internationally, it hopes ‘no animal testing’ becomes a world wide policy , organising international efforts to agitate against companies that continue animal tests. Educating the public about animal tests is important, explaining why they’re outdated, unnecessary, useless and cruel. In vitro and other non-animal toxicity testing methods are promoted in radio and TV interviews, newspapers and classroom lectures.
"A union between animal and environmental (and health) advocates would build an enormous political power base and would seem inevitable in the face of the looming global threat to environmental and animal protection laws.……….the use of a pragmatic rather than an emotional approach, including the presentation of solid scientific arguments against animal testing, may help to build the movement’s credibility in the eyes of other interest groups."


· "NAKED EMPRESS OR THE GREAT MEDICAL FRAUD " by Hans Ruesch, 1992

CIVIS Publicatons
Fondazione Hans Ruesch
Via Motta 51
CH-6900 Massagno-Lugano
Switzerland

"The heads of the Chemical-Medical-Vivisection Kombinat, the Institutes of Health in all the industrialised, profit-oriented countries, the mediamakers dependent on petrochemical advertising or proprietors, and the leaders of the old-established animal welfare societies are all partners in the monstrous conspiracy, designed to keep any evidence of the disastrous effects of a veterinary-based medicine under wraps, safe from public exposure."
This expose shows how the public has been brainwashed into equating medical care with health. Practically no public funds go into prevention because there is no money to be gained with it. The big money is all in the pseudo "Research", done on millions of animals, which can only give fallacious answers, and in the treatment of patients with the violent, destructive, but immensely lucrative therapies imposed by offical medicine.
Not more chemicals, but fewer chemicals, not an increase in drugs, but a drastic reduction of drugs, not a multiplication of animal experiments, but a total abolition of all such "alibi" experiments, are the inescapable premise for a betterment of living conditions and an improvement of public health. The book brings ample proof of this, besides unearthing some information that many powerful individuals in America and abroad would prefer to keep buried forever.

· "SLAUGHTER OF THE INNOCENT" by Hans Ruesch, 1983

The mighty and redoubtable Hans Ruesch deserves a special tribute for creating a whole world movement of scientific anti-vivisectionism thanks to this book. The late Dr. Walter R. Hadwen was the first to state repeatedly and unequivocally that the battle against vivisection can only be won if it is fought scientifically. Hans Ruesch, writer and medical historian, advanced the movement further by focusing on the tremendous dangers of vivisection for humankind and by highlighting those ‘AV’ organisations that, either through infiltration, treachery or sheer intellectual laziness, refused to argue the AV case scientifically.

· "1000 DOCTORS AGAINST VIVISECTION" by Hans Ruesch, 1989
CIVIS PUBLICATIONS

"…reforms are started by fierce individualists, by heretics, deserters from the herd, by fearless and therefore always small minorities. The advocates of an abolition of vivisection on medical grounds, of which a goodly number are listed in this work, today still represent a minority . But what does it signify? Wisdom is not found by counting noses. Most of what he whole world now admits to be true or takes for granted, and most great social reforms which have proved immensely beneficial were originally advocated by a small, derided minority -sometimes a minority of one."
All the doctors cited in this book contribute to the disqualification of the vivisectionist method as being cruel, misleading, unscientific, and counterproductive. Quotations range from 1824 to 1988 and include contributions from both unknown and prominent members of the medical profession.

· "CIVIS" - Series of International Foundation Reports by Hans Ruesch

· "CIVIS" - Bulletins Nr. 1 (1983) & Nr.2 - ‘The Infiltration in Animal Welfare’ (1988)

· "CIVIS" - Answers Questions on Vivisection -by Hans Ruesch , 1998
UKAVIS Publications

· "EXPERIMENTS ON ANIMALS: USELESS AND CRUEL" by Dr. Walter R. Hadwen, 1914
UKAVIS PUBLICATIONS
PO BOX4746
LONDON SE11 4XF

Undoubtedly the foremost British scientific AV medical doctor of the early decades of this century, Dr. Hadwen had the courage, commitment, insight and knowledge to insist on fighting the AV battle, not solely along moral lines but on the scientific/medical front too as he knew that this was the only approach likely to yield ultimate victory. He was a total abolitionist. Dr. Hadwen was equally against the ‘need’ to search for ‘alternatives’ to vivisection. The "Dr . Hadwen Trust for Humane Research" is in flagrant disregard of his condemnation of "constructive anti-vivisection" ( now called "alternatives").
Dr. Hadwen wrote:
" ………we are being constantly urged to wander off into various bypaths to the neglect of the main issue….. We are frequently told that we fail in progressiveness because we decline to support or initiate methods of treatment intended to take the place of those derived from and sustained by vivisection. We are assured that vivisection should be supplanted by substitutes, and that until we can present some system that will effectually take its place, our campaign will be a failure."

The search for "alternatives" is claimed to be carried on by a number of organisations for "humane research" and the funding is supplied by the tax payer, industry and those AV’s who still believe that vivisection will, step by step, eventually be brought to an end by supporting such enterprises. The Lord Dowding Fund for Humane Research was told flatly by the Government that the "alternatives" would have to be tested on animals to see if they were indeed alternatives.


· "DIRTY MEDICINE" by Martin J. Walker, 1993

This well-researched book by an investigative journalist gives a history of the worldwide attacks on complementary and alternative medicine which started in the last century.
It exposes many of the secrets and mysteries that multinational drug companies would rather remain hidden. In 1987 the Wellcome Foundation obtained a license for the drug known as AZT, heralded by the media and marketed by Wellcome as the answer to the AIDS epidemic. With the marketing of AZT, the campaign against alternative medicine was suddenly transformed from an academic dispute to a war. Dirty tricks, industrial sabotage and character assassination replaced normal business and scientific practice. Under the guise of government regulation, big business, science and medical orthodoxy defended their products and profits from competition.
"New ideas are disputed by those with both altruistic and mercenary motives. Progress, however, is like the statues which Michelangelo described as trapped within his blocks of marble: it will eventually be released."


· " VIVISECTION OR SCIENCE a choice to make" by Prof. Pietro Croce, MD, 1991
Civis Publications

" The vehemence of the opposition to a theory is often a good indication of its significance."

" Animal tests themselves have never had to be validated, yet the establishment demands inordinate validation of non-animal alternatives. This is a frustrating fact , but it only slows down and does not prevent the progress of compelling new technology."

"It is easy to forget just how often the ‘impossible’ has been achieved by people working in small ways, each adding their drop to the cup, for example, the collapse of apartheid, the end of colonial rule in India, the restoration of democracy in Europe."

"It is argued that humans are the most important species on earth and therefore have the right to vivisect. Are the pro-vivisectionists really saying that we should be less considerate of those who appear to have a lower intellectual ability? This shameless logic would justify experimenting on mentally deficient human beings"

In his book , Prof. Croce discusses experiments on human beings, which is on the increase: on elderly or terminal patients, living fetuses, kidnapped children, the military, illegal aliens, blacks and the mentally defective. Part Two describes the use of scientific methods, for example, computers, "in vitro" methods and others.

"Its (vivisection) influence has been powerful because it gave the illusion of being a short cut to clinical and anatomical/pathological observation. It is an illusion welcomed in these hectic days of the idolatry of Formula One and of travel by Concorde. It is like someone who, seeking a short cut through an unknown forest, cannot even find his way back home."

· "ANIMAL RESEARCH TAKES LIVES-Humans and Animals BOTH Suffer" by Bette Overell, 1993

Produced for The NZ Antivivisection Society, PO BOX 2065 Wellington, NZ

The dedication reads, "Fourteen years’ continuous struggle for justice through the legal system having revealed every legitimate channel systematically closed against us - this book is dedicated to the brave men and women who challenge such injustice through civil disobedience."
It exposes suppressed facts such as the growing medical movement against animal experimentation, the injustice of the peer review system whereby animal experimenters make their own laws and regulate their own activities, and the colossal profits and academic advantages being made from the industry.
Its contents are constrained to rebutting the claims made in Animal Research Saves Lives, a booklet distributed throughout NZ in 1990 by MAF, part of a cleverly orchestrated campaign to combat the growing abolitionist movement.
There are chapters dedicated to numerous specific diseases including polio, smallpox, rabies and measles. Vaccinations are discussed along with thalidomide, cancer, AIDS , heart surgery, etc. There is information about drugs and the law , diseases of cats and dogs, the vivisection industry and endangered species.
"Without exception the advocates of abolition quoted in this work, and even in the vivisectors themselves, who unwittingly time and time again give a good case for abolition, do so on the grounds that vivisection creates medical catastrophe. The writer has not discovered a single doctor’s comment which condemns animal experiments because they are cruel or infringe the rights of animals. Perhaps they believe such considerations are self-evident. In every instance doctors condemning vivisection do so because of their concern about human health and the great dangers arising from basing it on the false premise of animal experiments. ………….I am indebted to these pioneers and forerunners of the truth, who, having the courage to step out of line and speak against commonly-held beliefs based on bigotry and brain-washing, fall into the category of Galileo and Sammelweiss, the former because he insisted the earth was round and not flat and the latter because he ordered doctors to wash their hands before examining women in childbirth. Because of the courage of present-day doctors defecting from the established school of thought that vivisection brings health, it is now only a matter of time before the institutionalised practice of using animals and people as alibis to camouflage, sanitise and float despicable businesses in order to beget tainted profits, is recognised as the international conspiracy that it is , and overthrown."

· "SCIENCE ON TRIAL" by Dr. Robert Sharpe, 1994
Awareness Publishing Ltd., PO Box No. 533
Sheffield SII 9YU
UK

"Science on Trial" presents a powerful body of evidence documenting the failures, misleading results and missed opportunities of animal research, citing over a hundred examples.
"Disasters, such as unforeseen fatal drug side effects, are never connected to the ‘safety’ testing methods which delivered them into our hands."
"If there is to be a more enlightened future, pressure for reform must be combined with a new generation of scientists who no longer regard animals as the disposable tools of research"

· "VIVISECTION UNVEILED" by Dr. Tony Page, 1996
UKAVIS PUBLICATIONS
UK ANTI-VIVISECTIION INFORMATION SERVICE
PO BOX 4746
LONDON SE11 4XF

"….there must be some overriding scientific reason as to why these little rodents are chosen. Do they, for instance, possess metabolic and physiological processes which are uncannily well- matched to human ones? Are they anatomically the same as us? Do they possess the same psychology, the same social structures and interactions as ourselves? ……….Why are they so widely used?……chief among the highly scholarly and scientific reasons why rats are so widely used is because they are cheap, small, and easy to pick up!"

Dr. Page describes in detail how there are so many differences even between different species of monkey, that results from one type of monkey cannot even be applied to another type. Hence claims that veterinary medicine benefits from animal experiments are given the lie.
A valuable addition to the growing mountain of scientific AV literature.


· "THE USE OF ANIMALS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH: THE WRONG PATH" by Dr. Tony Page, 1996
UKAVIS PUBLICATIONS

A booklet aimed at teenagers which seeks to put the medical and scientific case against the use of animals in medical research. It is written in question and answer form, for example:
"QUESTION: Can we cure human cancer by experimenting on animals?
ANSWER: No. Animals do not get the same kinds of cancer as us- the cancer in laboratory animals tends to be in different parts of the body from human cancer, and it usually does not spread to different organs or body sites, as it does with humans. Also, cancer drugs tested on animals frequently do harm to people- or simply fail to do much good. One researcher, Dr. Albert Braverman, said in The Lancet medical journal in 1991 that chemotherapy meets with……" almost invariable failure". These useless chemicals were of course thought to be effective after being tested on animals. Moreover, chemical substances that cause cancer in humans often do not cause it in lab animals. When one researcher tested out on animals 19 chemicals that cause cancer in humans, he found that only 7 of the 19 caused cancer in animals - that is, a success rate of 36.8%. If you got that score in an exam, you would fail. The researcher, Dr. David Salsburg, even said that we would be better off tossing a coin and guessing which substances cause cancer in humans rather than using animals- at least then we would be right 50% of the time (a better result than we get from animal tests!). "
"…change comes about when enough people make enough fuss and Parliament cannot ignore it. That is how slavery was abolished. The law gets changed when enough people make a clamour".

The following are also of interest:-

· "VIVISECTION -SCIENCE OR SHAM" by Roy Kupsinel, MD, 1990
Published by PRISM, (People for Reason in Science and Medicine)
PO Box 1305
Woodland Hills
CA 91365
· "VIVISECTION- SCIENCE or SCIENCE FICTION", 1990
by the PRISM Investigative Committee for Consumer Health
· "ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION AND HUMAN MEDICINE", 1995
PRISM


· "WHY ANIMAL EXPERIMENTS MUST STOP" by Vernon Coleman, 1994
· "BETRAYAL OF TRUST" 1994
· "FIGHTING FOR ANIMALS" 1994
· "HOW TO WIN DEBATES WITH VIVISECTORS" 1992


· "THE BROWN DOG AFFAIR" by Peter Mason, 1997
Two Sevens Publishing
30 Wynter St.
London SW11 2TZ

· "CARDIAC ARREST" by Emil Levin, MD & Diane Danielson, 1991
BAVA
PO BOX 82
KINGSWOOD
BRISTOL BS15 1YF
UK

· "ANIMALS IN MEDICAL RESEARCH: A NECESSARY EVIL?" 1996
BAVA

· "THE PHARMACEUTICAL DRUG RACKET" 1993
BAVA

· "ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION: The Hidden Cause of Environmental Pollution? Absolutely! " By Hoorik Davoudian
BAVA

· "CANCER, CURE AND COVER-UP" by Patrick Rattigan , ND, 1993
NEMESIS
1 Quarry Bank Rd
Chesterfield
S41 OHH

· "CANCER EPIDEMIC -A QUESTION OF SURVIVAL" by P. Rattigan, 1996
NEMESIS

VIDEOS:

· "LETHAL MEDICINE" 1997
· "HIDDEN CRIMES" 1986

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