Christian along with peta2 have released a new PSA for “Cut Out Dissection Month”, encouraging students to refrain from animal dissection in class.
“These animals haven’t donated their bodies to science, and they have the same ability to experience pain and fear as your companion animals at home,” Christian says in the clip.
For those of you who are worried about the consequences of missing out on the assignment, Christian gives an alternative to live animal disection: “Studies have shown that students who use alternatives to dissection perform as well as — if not better than — students who dissect animals. If you’re asked to participate in dissection in your school, ask your teacher for an alternative assignment.”
Does your school offer classes that include animal dissections in the curriculum? Do you mind using a live animal or would you prefer an alternate method? Tell us your thoughts on the alternate method that Christian discusses in the video.