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Anti-vivisection in nineteenth century Britain

2012 March 15


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The mood of militancy: Anti – vivisection in nineteenth century Britain

I wrote this article for the BBC History magazine because there had been alarmist press coverage over activists imprisoned for demonstrating against vivisection. Press coverage suggested that not only was opposition to vivisection mad but something entirely new. Irrespective of one’s stance on vivisection, it needs to be realised that the campaigning tradition in Britain stretches back some two centuries! It seemed important to show that this is as much a part of a radical tradition in Britain as is campaigning for the vote. Some of the argument is included in the summarised VERO talk – Free download at VERO

In BBC History magazine December,2007  pp. 36-8


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