Animals used in Vivisection


VivisectionAnimals used in the name of science are also used for humans’ interests. Vivisectors claim that we can “learn” from nonhuman animals. By “learning”, they mean use, torture and murder millions of sentient beings.

Nonhumans will be caged, mutilated, poisoned, tortured, burned, and killed in the name of a fraudulent science based on rights violations (human and nonhuman). Vivisection is a human rights violation since side effects of drugs are one of the main causes of mortality worldwide.

Vegans want a modern science that is based on respect and ethics and that advances the wellbeing of all sentient beings through modern technology, a modern science that will not condemn some to try and save others.

Cosmetics, personal care products and household products from many mainstream companies also have been tested on animals.

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  • Irish Stats for 2002/2005/2006/2007/2008/2009: Article.
  • 1876_Law_Ireland_Cruelty to Animals Act 1876.(pdf): Article.
  • EU stats: Article.


  • S.I. No. 566/2002, European Communities (Amendment of Cruelty To Animals Act 1876) Regulations 2002: Article.
  • S.I. No. 613/2005, European Communities (Amendment of Cruelty to Animals Act 1876) Regulations 2005: Article.
  • Council Directive 86/609/EEC of 24 November 1986 on the approximation of laws, regulations and administrative provisions of the Member States regarding the protection of animals used for experimental and other scientific purposes: Article.
  • DIRECTIVE 2010/63/EU OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 22 September 2010  on the protection of animals used for scientific purposes: Article.