Great Testimony

against scientific cruelty

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Published: 1918
Language: English
Wordcount: 12,581 / 45 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 44.8
LoC Categories: QP, BJ
Downloads: 306
Added to site: 2008.07.17
mnybks.net#: 21532
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Non-fiction

If the support of great and good men, famous throughout Christendom, will avail to justify a cause, then indeed we who would utterly abolish the torture of animals by vivisection can never be put out of countenance.

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a word in revelation, either in the Old Testament or the New Testament, nor is there to be found in the great theology which I do represent, no, nor in any Act of the Church of which I am a member; no, nor in the lives and utterances of any one of those great servants of that Church who stand as examples, nor is there an authoritative utterance anywhere to be found in favour of vivisection.

And later in the same speech he said:--

I do not believe this to be the way that the All-wise and All-good Maker of us all has ordained for the discovery of the Healing Art which is one of His greatest gifts to man.

Two years later at a Meeting at Prince's Hall on the 26th of June, 1884, with Lord Shaftesbury in the Chair, the Cardinal in a single pregnant sentence dissipated the vivisectors' constant careless confusion of the totally different moral acts of killing animals and torturing them.

"It is clear," he said, "that the words 'kill and eat,' and the dominion which the beneficent Maker of

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