Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Heed Warnings

Newspaper article Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)

Heed Warnings

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Considering the current climate on the question of experiments on animals, where powerful vested interests prevail to protect the status quo, neuro surgeon Marius Maxwell is indeed a brave and principled man to have aired his views so ardently and openly in the national press.

He condemns not only the building of a primate (experimental) laboratory at Oxford but that experimenting on animals endangers human lives because every species is unique.

Since vivisection was first given some semblance of legality by the 1876 Act, thousands of eminent medical professionals have expressed such views (as shown in the book 1,000 Doctors And Many More Against Vivisection by medical historian Hans Ruesch) but have paid dearly for doing so, often silenced one way or another.

It is hardly plausible that scientists worldwide have failed to notice and come to the same conclusion that all animals can only react according to their own species to any given substance and any correlation between animals and humans can only be coincidental. …

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