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Many people today, including scientists and doctors, are questioning the

suffering and killing of animals for the sake of human beings. Is it morally

correct to dissect a frog or a worm for the purpose of educating a high school

student? On the other hand, must "We study life to protect life" (1:131) The

issue of killing animals for the use of biomedical research, education, and

cosmetics can be referred as "vivisection". Twenty-five to thirty-five million

animals are spared in the U.S.A. each year for the purpose of research, testing,

and education. Although vivisection serves as an important tool for scientists

and doctors to work in research and may benefit humans, the harms indeed

Animal experimentation was not common until the early nineteenth century

and emerged as an important method of science. The first recorded action of

vivisection was the study of body humors by Erasistratus in Alexandria during

the third century (1:3). Later, in A.D. 129-200, the physician, Galen, used five

pigs to investigate the effects of several nerves (1:4). He is considered to be

the founder of experimental physiology. During the Renaissance Era, Andreas

Vesalius conducted experiments on monkeys, swine, and goa

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