PROBLEM: Sacrificing animals for education is unnecessary, wasteful, and costly.
SOLUTION: Alternatives are humane, effective, reusable, cost efficient, and environmentally friendly.
With a new school year upon us, teachers and students are being forced to navigate a new education playing field—one that includes virtual classrooms and limited capacity teaching spaces, where students and staff must be socially distanced.
These uncertain times present an opportunity for positive change to benefit the estimated 10-12 million animals who suffer and die for dissection in U.S. science classes each year.
Last spring, when schools simply were unable to do planned classroom dissections, teachers and school administrators throughout the U.S. turned to Animalearn for assistance, and we helped them discover the lasting benefits of humane science education.
The time is now to build on that experience and bring high-quality alternatives to dissection to more biology classes. But we need your help.
- Animalearn has always worked constructively with educators, students, and schools to end the harmful use of animals in education. We know that:
- Dissection alternatives result in learning outcomes that are better than or equal to traditional dissection, from kindergarten to college.
- In a recent national survey, 68% of 7th-12th grade U.S. public school students said students should have the right to opt out of dissecting animals in school.
- Alternatives enable students to learn and instructors to teach without exposure to hazardous chemicals, and in the safety of their own homes.
MAKING THE SWITCH: Animalearn’s free lending library, The Science Bank, offers students, educators, and parents hundreds of innovative life science education products, including access to comprehensive remote learning resources for teachers and students who are seeking innovative and humane options instead of risky, in-person life science labs.
Please consider giving a gift today to support humane science education. Your thoughtful contribution will make a tremendous difference for animals, people, and the planet.