While no one will deny that science classes are important for our students, do we have to kill animals to teach the lessons? According to the National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS), an estimated 6 million animals are dissected in school science classes yearly. Include all the animals used in experiments at science fairs, in after-school science clubs, and in 4H projects, among other animal-related science projects, and the number continues upward. Frogs are often thought of as the animal of choice for classroom dissection, but they are not the only ones: cats, mice, rats, fetal pigs, birds, bats, fish, reptiles, and others also find themselves the victims of classroom dissection.
Take Action: CT residents, write your senators today urging them to pass HB 5530. Residents of other states, if your state does not give students the right to opt out of dissecting animals, contact your state legislators to enact such a law.