Vivisection represents legalized PAID psychopaths by the government to inflict horrendous cruelty on innocent animals. This is no different than the torture Michael Vick perpetuated in his dogfighting ring for which he was fined and served a prison sentence. Animals senses are highly evolved, more so than sadistic humans. They are deeply spiritual beings who have continued to proved their ability to heal, and it isn't through animal research. Each species develops conditions/diseases particular to that species. I hardly find it comforting to take a natural supplement, or prescription medicine, who make claims (for example) by artificially inducing animals with diseases they would never get otherwise. It's called bad science. The 'health' industry is as guilty as the 'scientific' community - just flip sides of the same coin. As long as humans continue to make it all about the money, we will never be able to fully received the gift that animals were meant to bring us.
If a child had an incurable disease, it would make sense to most people to perform research on a dog to find a cure. However, if a dog had a disease does it make sense to perform research on a CHILD?