PROBLEM: Sacrificing animals for education is unnecessary, wasteful, and costly, and merely demonstrates what is already known.
SOLUTION: Alternatives, which are humane, safe, effective, reusable, cost efficient, and environmentally friendly.
An estimated 10-12 million animals, including cats, are dissected in U.S. science classes each year. These animals come from a variety of sources: some are wild-caught; some are from shelters; and some are from industries known for their inherently cruel practices: slaughterhouses and the fishing and fur trades.
With your help, we can end classroom cruelty!
Animalearn works directly 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.
MAKE THE SWITCH: Animalearn’s comprehensive library resource, The Science Bank, offers students, educators, and parents hundreds of innovative life science education products—models, manikins, software, media, and even AR/VR technology—all available to borrow for free!
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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.
Director of Animalearn