Annotations - Thanksgiving 1908

New England Anti-Vivisection Society

The New England Anti-Vivisection Society was established in 1895 in Boston, Massachusetts. The New England Anti-Vivisection Society Monthly explains the practice of vivisection:

“Vivisection is the mutilating, cutting and burning of living animals; they are dissected, roasted, boiled and skinned, when alive and in full possession of their faculties; nerves are dissected out, laid bare and connected with the poles of a powerful electric battery from which currents of electricity are passed over these nerves: this probably causes the greatest agony of which sentient beings are capable” (14),

the primary reasons why the Society opposes it, and the purpose of the Society's publication: “At the present time the only way to attack the horrible crime is by printing and circulating information so as to let the public know just what vivisection is, and how much it is done.”