Kindness to animals and the scientific experiments upon them

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On thursday 15 april 1886, Arthur Conan Doyle attended and spoke at the lecture about "Kindness to animals and the scientific experiments upon them" held at the St. Simon's Schoolroom, Clarendon-road, Southsea.


  • President/Chairman
    • Rev. F. Baldey
  • Speakers
    • Rev. R. A. Chudleigh, M.A., Rector of West Parley, Wimborne (representative of the anti-vivisectionists)
    • Rev. W. J. Staynes
    • Dr. Conan Doyle
    • Dr. C. C. Claremont

Conan Doyle contribution

Dr. Conan Doyle said that it appeared to him to be as illogical for a reverend gentleman to lay down the law of medicine as it would be for any of the medical profession to get upon the platform and talk theology, and he protested against Mr. Chudleigh's conclusions, every one of them being open to criticism.

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