‘Frog’ to Urge School District to End Grisly Animal-Dissection Program

PETA Will Encourage Chandler Unified School District to Stop Dissecting Animals

For Immediate Release:
September 11, 2018

Contact:
Tasgola Bruner 202-483-7382

Chandler, Ariz.What:    On Wednesday, a “frog” will lead PETA supporters in a spirited protest urging the Chandler Unified School District to end its archaic animal-dissection program and embrace humane science education by using modern computer-based teaching tools instead. The protest follows letters sent by TeachKind, PETA’s humane education division, urging Chandler and other school districts that acquired animals from Bio Corporation—a dissection-specimen supplier that PETA exposed last fall—to end animal dissection.

When:    Wednesday, September 12, 6–7 p.m.

Where:    Chandler Unified School District office, 1525 W. Frye Rd., Chandler

PETA’s video exposé of Minnesota-based Bio Corporation showed workers drowning conscious pigeons in a vat of water, injecting live crayfish with liquid latex dye to kill them, and discussing how frozen turtles shipped to the facility sometimes came “back to life” and were then refrozen. The company’s workers also kept dozens of dead cats’ collars hanging from a shelf as a “tradition.”

“Animal dissection teaches kids that living beings are disposable and downplays the fact that animals are often violently killed for these exercises,” says peta2 Associate Director Rachelle Owen. “PETA is calling on Chandler schools to stop encouraging students to mutilate corpses and to implement superior digital-dissection programs and interactive simulations instead.”

PETA notes that non-animal educational tools have been shown to teach anatomy as well as—and, in many cases, better than—dissection.

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