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Send a Free Dissection E-Card

 dissection alternatives e-cards

Think classroom dissection should become a thing of the past? Encourage the students, teachers, and parents in your life to learn about dissection alternatives by sending them a free e-card.

Besides the concerns about animal welfare, environmental damage, and chemical exposures, there is simply no educational advantage to dissection. Study after study has shown that students who learned with interactive CD-ROMs, videos, and even simple lectures performed as well or better than their peers who performed dissection. And as educational technology advances, new alternatives are becoming extremely detailed and lifelike, and they allow students to perform “dissections” as many times as they need to master the concepts.

Four different e-cards are available, each featuring a commonly dissected creature. To send an e-card or get a free copy of Digital Frog 2, visit www.DissectionAlternatives.org.

Action Alert: Help End Animal Dissection in Local Schools
Do you—or does your child—attend a school that still uses animals for dissection? If so, you can encourage teachers and school administrators to implement humane alternatives. Research shows that cruelty-free alternatives teach concepts of anatomy and biology as well as or better than traditional dissection—all without sacrificing compassion for animals.

Contact your superintendent and express your concern about animal dissection. Ask him or her to begin using humane and cost-efficient non-animal teaching tools in the new school year. You’ll find a sample letter and more information at www.DissectionAlternatives.org.



 

Good Medicine Summer 2007

 
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