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by Hans Ruesch

  • ISBN: 0553111515
  • Category: Research
  • Subcategory: Medicine
  • Author: Hans Ruesch
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group (December 31, 1978)
  • ePub book: 1364 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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Slaughter Of The Innocent book. Hans Ruesch was a Italo-swiss racing driver, a novelist, and an internationally prominent activist against animal experiments and vivisection.

Slaughter Of The Innocent book. Ruesch was born in Naples on 17 May 1913 to an Italian-speaking Swiss mother and a German-speaking Swiss father.

There is potential confusion concerning Ruesch's first two books denouncing vivisection.

Ruesch was multilingual, and he wrote the translations himself.

Slaughter of the Innocent (432P). A harrowing read but a seminal work on the subject of vivisection, the injustice to both man and animals is coherently explained. Select Format: Paperback. ISBN13:9780553111514. Release Date:April 1978.

Hans Ruesch (Slaughter of the Innocent)

Hans Ruesch (Slaughter of the Innocent). (Hans Ruesch, Naked Empress p81).

This was one of the most important books of the early animal rights movement. My friend, Sandy, worked at Albertson's Supermarket and asked them to sell "Slaughter of the Innocent. This was a great achievement for Sandy. com/videoplay?docid 7584730387826688635. This was one of the most important books of the early animal rights movement.

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There is potential confusion concerning Ruesch's first two books denouncing vivisection. Ruesch was multilingual, and he wrote the translations himself.

After this read 'Slaughter Of the Innocent'. And then read the most recent and outstanding book on vivisection,The Costs And Benefits Of Animal Experiments'.

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A harrowing read but a seminal work on the subject of vivisection, the injustice to both man and animals is coherently explained.


Opimath Opimath
I first read this book in the mid-80s and as others here have said, it changed my life. If you're looking for emotion-based arguments, this is not the book for you. If you want well-documented facts, you absolutely must read this book.

Ruesch was asked to research the use of animals for medical experiments for the purpose of debunking the Antivivisection Society and other animal welfare groups. He started the project with the full belief that animals were necessary for human medicine to progress. What he learned was just the opposite - that it actually impedes the successful treatment of human ills.

My own education is in traditional western medicine and I learned that "research" animals are treated well, never suffer unnecessarily and were absolutely necessary for such things as the polio vaccine, insulin, heart surgery and on and on. I had never before questioned those things and Ruesch's book hit me really really hard.

I remember very well, sitting in my living room and reading things that were beyond my ability to understand or believe. I can remember actually throwing the book across the room, standing up, pacing, moaning and I well remember the anger. I also remember naively thinking that if people knew the truth behind animal research, they would rise up as one and demand an end to it. Needless to say, I was wrong about that.

Most important is to know, to really really KNOW is that what Ruesch describes still continues to this day and possibly always will. When it comes to humans' use of animals for research (and for food), no matter how bad you think it is, its actually a lot worse. We've been taught to believe in the sanctity of certain institutions, among them, medicine. Even though we know better, we still have a hard time questioning the judgment and actions of those in the white coats.

In many ways, medical school has not changed appreciably in a couple of hundred years. Some medical schools have ended such horrors as the "dog labs" but many have not. Most doctors and researchers still learn the old ways. Researchers still do what is called "basic model" research, even though there is really no reason for it and absolutely nothing to learn from it. And most research is for no other purpose than to publish and therefore get funding to do the same experiments next year.

Hans Ruesch wrote that researching this book changed his life forever. He said he was never able to go back. Reading it will have the same effect on you. At the time it was first published, US and British publishers boycotted the book and the European scientific community worked tirelessly to discredit Ruesch. They failed.

Please, buy this book. Buy it, read it and then pass it on to others. Donate copies to your local libraries. That's the only way we will ever put a stop to the needless and truly barbaric torture we humans visit on our animal cousins in the name of medical progress.
This book was written sometime around the 70's, yet most of the information presented still compares and refutes vivisector claims nowadays, things like how they say "without animal research we would not have discovered penicillin, surgery, analgesics" etc.

I have the 2003 edition and that has some extra pages from later events. The preface in that version explains a little about first the author's early life and earlier career, then how he came across vivisection and suddenly changed because of both realizing what will happen to animals when they get sent to labs, and especially because of his baby brother Konrad, who had been given a drug tested on animals and died because of it. Then the tactics used by the vivisectionist community to ban and or block his books (especially in the BUAV and Dr Hadwen Trust org), and more goodies they didn't want people to read.

I've read this book once already and am going through it again taking notes and comparing them with claims by a vivisector group called "Pro-Test" (a group made up to defend vivisection and their jobs mainly). The author of "Slaughter of the Innocent" knew why that group was created, and it was just one of the many dirty tactics to try to keep as many people as possible believing in vivisection or "animal research".

There is a chapter alone that just goes into detail about the vile, ludicrous old vivisection experiments and as said by another review, you can just skip that chapter, although, again I'm finding some useful notes to refute vivisectors with. In this angle they tend to be based on those arguments or claims that "We don't do that anymore" or "They are just old scary stories", "We have better laws now" etc. Not likely when they actually come from the medical journals, old (and new) reports, because I'm still finding those old experiments being repeated nowadays. The newspapers occasionally post a short article from animal researchers trying to make out as if they are getting somewhere with their "research" which has been done so many times now its a joke.

Another later chapter goes into human experimentation, demonstrating how the vivisection mentality has encouraged such experiments on humans and is not merely restricted to some "nazi experiments" in world war 1 and 2 as some people may think or perceive it as. Some examples describe an animal vivisectionist that conducted experiments on people yet was let off. I like to use that part to refute the laymen who say: "You would rather test on people?"

There are many ways one can "look" at this book, one; you can just say "thats just his opinion" (which implies you didn't read the whole book or the references provided).

Two; you could claim that this is an "animal rights book" (but again you obviously haven't read the whole book and animal rights is only a fragment of the information. Human rights is also covered if you read it properly. Then of course the universal danger vivisection constantly presents humanity.)

Three; "This book is full of lies" (those who say this are actually vivisectors trying to put you off reading this book, and they have tried this before, saying at least some of the information is biased in some way. The author refuted them all in his CIVIS group later on when they began attacking the book).

Yes there are various books and authors who do many novels, facts, fictions. One could easily say without reading that he is just another money grabbing author who sold a book or two. But thats not the case here, he didn't mind people using his book, in fact he wanted people to use his books to put an end to vivisection. The other book called "Naked Empress or the great medical fraud". Another one was "1000 doctors and many more against Vivisection".

Those books and a website: [...] (site may be temporarily down at time of typing), have been very useful because they go from vivisection to why and how it still goes on without people realizing how and why, how some people are unwittingly supporting vivisection through misleading animal welfare charities, cancer charities, and more information that was described on that site such as why his books were ignored and not known to many people.

At the end of the day if you want to know how and why vivisection/animal research came to be, all the lies made by vivisectors, and the real background in medical history, then this is the book for you. Just don't rush through it and you may need to re read it until you start remembering the information.
Hugifyn Hugifyn
The self-evident fact is that Slaughter of the Innocent is a polemic, not an even-handed academic review. By definition, a polemic is an argument aimed at promoting a particular point of view--in this case, that animal experimentation, apart from its often barbaric nature, does not produce data that can be reliably extrapolated to human health and medicine. Ruesch's accomplishment is that he offered an antivivisectionist perspective that directly challenged it on scientific grounds rather than on humane or ethical grounds. He brushed aside the usual assumption that vivisection is a "necessary evil" by questioning its necessity. His claim that animal-based data can never be applied to humans may be an overstatement, but the pro-vivisectionist claim that animal research has been of great benefit to human health is outrightly false. Ruesch was a pioneer in setting the stage for a more honest appraisal of what we can and can't expect from animal research. As a result, opposition to animal experimentation has been gathering momentum within the clinical professions; it is still a minority position, but a growing minority.
Tto Tto
Everyone should read this book as part of their basic education on the history of healing and medicine. Truly enlightening. Will blow your mind. (Almost literally).

Anyone in any field of healing does not have a complete, nor well-rounded, education (or even a good grasp or a basic understanding of these fields) without the knowledge found in this historical book.