The following statement has been prepared by the writer in order to meet the requests of several Senators of the United States and of physicians for objections to Senate bill 1063, which has been reported unanimously by the Committee on the District of Columbia. It is believed that many have been misled by efforts of advocates of the proposed legislation to make it appear that the bill is intended only to check alleged abuses of animal experimentation and not to interfere with its proper uses. A main purpose of this statement is to show the error of this assumption.1 Much of the same ground has already been covered by others in various protests and publications.
The provisions of Senate Bill 1063 are so complicated and in several instances doubtful in their interpretation, and the objections to the bill are so numerous and their full presentation would require so much
WELCH WH. OBJECTIONS TO THE ANTIVIVISECTION BILL NOW BEFORE THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES.. JAMA. 1898;XXX(6):285–290. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440580001001