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Alternatives to Dissection: Share Your Experience

catsAre you a student who has recently taken a stand against classroom dissection? Are you a teacher who has replaced dissection with humane alternatives in your classroom? We want you to share your experiences with us!

More and more people are becoming aware of the ethical problems involved with dissection and the increasing number of alternatives. While many classrooms have switched to humane and educationally superior methods such as interactive computer software, many students are still asked to participate in classroom dissection.

However, there are other options. Students who are asked to dissect animals should talk to their parents and teachers about their reasons for objecting to dissection and should be prepared with a list of alternatives. In some states, schools are legally required to allow students to opt out of dissection.

Students can help each other by sharing their dissection-related experiences. If you or someone you know has a story to share, you could be featured on our Dissection Alternatives Web site. Please send your story to info@pcrm.org.

For tips on how to make your classroom dissection-free, information about available alternatives, a list of states with student choice laws, and to order a free copy of the interactive CD-ROM Digital Frog 2, please visit www.DissectionAlternatives.org/Students.



 

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