Students attending District of Columbia Public Schools no longer have to choose between their grades and their morals. On PETA’s
recommendation, the school district has adopted a dissection-choice policy, giving students the option to use advanced software and other humane methods of studying anatomy.
To help district teachers implement the
new policy, PETA is offering to donate computers and software through our
national educational grants program so that D.C. students have access to state-of-the-art
virtual-dissection equipment. Teachers are already taking us up on the offer! Advanced
computer models have proved to be more effective teaching tools than cutting up animals, and they allow students to learn compassion while learning about anatomy.
used in dissection
could be lost or abandoned
companion animals or could be bred in squalid mass-breeding facilities and then killed. Frogs,
the most commonly dissected animal, are often ripped out of their natural
environments, stuffed into bags without food or water, and shipped across long
distances, and many of them sustain injuries or die during transport. But
states and school districts across the country are honoring students’ right not
to contribute to this cruelty by implementing dissection-choice policies.
To learn how to cut out dissection at a
school near you, contact us to request a
free “Cut Out Dissection” pack.
Article source: PETA Files