Humane Loan Programs
Many organizations will loan computer programs, videos, charts, models, and other dissection alternatives to schools at no cost:
The American Anti-Vivisection Society offers the Animalearn Science Bank, a vast resource of dissection alternatives for everything from frogs to cats to grasshoppers.
The Ethical Science & Education Coalition offers a free loan library of resources with more than 400 books, 200 videos, and dozens of models and computer programs available. They also offer a free catalog entitled Beyond Dissection, which includes listings of more than 400 humane education alternatives. Boston-area students can use ESEC’s Resource Room, open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For an appointment, call 617-523-6020 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Anti-Vivisection Society has developed the BioLeap Lending Library of Life Science Materials, providing students with free access to 3-D plastic models, computer software, videos, color transparencies, and other materials for a wide variety of animal species. Call 1-800-888-NAVS for further information.
The InterNICHE Alternatives Loan System offers loans from a large selection of alternatives, which can be searched for by discipline and type of alternative. The available alternatives cover the areas of anatomy, physiology, and surgery.