Dear PCRM supporter,
I’ve got terrific news to share with you!
The use of animals for science classroom dissection is not
only cruel and psychologically damaging, it is unnecessary for optimal science
education. When we recently learned of a disturbing incident in southern
California where students were allowed to abuse cats in class, PCRM’s
scientific experts immediately contacted Newport-Mesa Unified School District
administrators to demand an end to the practice and request counseling and
reprimands for those involved. Working behind the scenes over the past few
months, we pushed for the NMUSD to replace all animal dissections with
excellent available interactive software programs in all district schools.
Yesterday we learned from the president of the NMUSD Board of
Education that “The staff at Newport-Mesa Schools decided to eliminate animal
dissection and use electronic means in its lessons.” This is a victory
that will have resounding positive effects on the students and staff, and will
take us another step closer to ending the practice of classroom animal
The current issue of Good Medicine, which went to press before we learned of this new development, has an article with more information about this incident. You can view that article here.
you for supporting PCRM and its efforts to advance science and save lives. To
help ensure more victories for animals, please
consider making a donation today.
John Pippin, M.D., F.A.C.C.
Director of Academic Affairs
Chair, Physician Steering Committee