It makes no sense to needlessly kill animals in the classroom when so many great alternatives to dissection exist.
To the National Association of Biology Teachers and Froguts, Inc. for teaming up to provide alternatives to animal dissection in K-12 and higher education biology classes.
According to a news release, “Froguts Inc, a leading provider of K-12 and higher education biology simulations and labs, is pleased to announce that it has partnered with The National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) to support the association’s efforts and expand the services it provides to biology teachers.”
NHES opposes dissection because killing an animal just to study it is inherently cruel when, in fact, equally viable alternatives exist that do not involve killing animals. We encourage all educational institutions, teachers, parents, and students to use available alternatives to dissection.
Take Action: Many states have student choice laws that allow students to opt-out of live-animal classroom dissection projects. If your state does not have such laws, urge your legislators to enact student choice laws. In the meantime, let your school biology teachers know of this partnership and encourage them to pursue alternatives to classroom dissection. In addition, write the National Association of Biology Teachers and Froguts, Inc. to thank them for their partnership.
Daniel Ward, President
National Association of Biology Teachers
1313 Dolley Madison Blvd, Suite 402
McLean, VA 22101
Richard Hill and David Hughes, Founders
601 Union St. Suite 4200-202
Seattle, WA 98101