Actor Aubrey Miller Urges Students to Cut Out Dissection

Like all animals, frogs deserve to live happily ever after. That’s why teen actor Aubrey Miller is urging students to say no to dissection. In an adorable new PETA campaign, the multitalented performer and lifelong vegan channels a princess with a heart of gold, posing alongside her web-footed Prince Charming.

Aubrey Miller Anti Dissection Ad

Audiences may recognize Aubrey for her roles in television series like Just Add Magic and Austin & Ally. She has also starred in other PETA campaigns, including a mouth-watering vegan tour of Disneyland in which she sampled some of the park’s delicious animal-free treats.

“These frogs … are taken away from their natural habitats and taken away from their families. That is so cruel and so heartbreaking to even imagine that,” Aubrey says in a video for PETA. She also debunks a common misconception regarding how the bodies of animals used for dissection are obtained, explaining, “These animals haven’t died from natural causes—they are specifically killed for dissection.”

Check out PETA’s interactive map to see what your state’s dissection-choice policy is.

Aubrey also encourages students to start a “movement of kindness” at their schools by talking to their friends and teachers about virtual-dissection options, which don’t involve cutting open dead animals. “Kindness is more powerful than anything, so that can overcome any hurdles that you have,” she says. From sophisticated computer software to accessible apps, there are more humane, non-animal learning methods available to students than ever before. Not only do these modern solutions teach them about anatomy and complex biological processes as well as—or better than—archaic animal labs, they also instill in them a respect for animals’ lives.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind