Cruelty to Animals
Cruelty, Theology of Nature, Feeling, Physiology, Vivisection, Anatomy, Education
Reflecting on various forms of cruelty to animals, the author observes: 'we do not foresee, but with the perfecting of the two sciences of anatomy and physiology, the abolition of animal experiments; but we do foresee a gradual, and, at length, a complete abandonment of the experiments of illustration, which are at present a thousand fold more numerous than the experiments of humane discovery' (312). He notes that the 'atrocities' of François Magendie 'have been blazoned before the eye of a British public', but considers his 'cruel luxury [...] of the intellect' to be less extensive than the 'cruel and sensual luxury' indulged in by British gourmets (313).
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