Written by Michelle Kretzer
'Tis the season of peace and goodwill,
and students and
teachers across the
country are extending both to animals who would have been killed and dissected
for crude biology lessons.
All too often, PETA receives complaints from compassionate
middle school, high school, and college students who are faced with the
daunting dilemma of whether to mutilate a dead frog, rat, or cat or receive a
failing grade for standing up for animals. When we hear from these students, we
quickly spring into action and contact faculty and administrators to urge them
to respect the students' wishes by providing them with modern non-animal
learning methods and asking them to cut out dissection altogether.
Photo: Robert Sebree; Makeup: Chantal Moore for The Cloutier Agency
One of the ways in which PETA
facilitates schools' transition to humane science teaching tools is through our
grant program. Teachers can apply to receive free computers, software, and
to replace animal dissection in their classrooms. Not only do these modern and
effective teaching tools save animals' lives, they also help create a positive learning
environment that does not exclude students because of their moral beliefs.
The following are just a few of PETA's recent
successes for students and animals:
To learn how to get modern non-animal
science teaching tools for your school or to help fund these lifesaving donations,
you have a general question for PETA and would like a response, please e-mail Info@peta.org. If you need to report cruelty to
an animal, please click
here. If you are reporting an animal in imminent danger and know where to find the
animal and if the abuse is taking place right now, please call your local
police department. If the police are unresponsive, please call PETA
immediately at 757-622-7382 and press 2.
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