antivivisectionism


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Related to antivivisectionism: vivisecting
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antivivisectionism

[ˈæntɪˌvɪvɪˈsekʃənɪzəm] Nantiviviseccionismo m
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Further complicating the anti-vivisectionist debate is Vernon Lee's classist divergence, based on a 'noblesse oblige imperative', from Ouida's antivivisectionism, and the fact that Mantegazza's novel Upilio Faimali, the biographical account of an animal tamer not without speciesist associations, projects the 'logic of control' and speciesist biases implicit in Lee's own argument.
Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau is best understood in the context of feminist critiques of science, animal studies, and antivivisectionism.
Antivivisectionism is a word that is not very familiar to most of us, but in years to come, the fanatic adherents of this word's moral presumptions will pose an increasing threat to this country's scientists and hunters alike.