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See below for information, resources, and files regarding dissection, their alternatives, student laws, actions, and resources, all of which are available to copy, download, & share.

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Please note the two images from the USDA Research Facility Annual Usage Summary Report

Under the Column E (animals used in research; pain involved; no pain drugs administered) you’ll see animals who are “covered” by the Animal Welfare Act, but who must experience intentional pain nonetheless.

Only the animals “protected” by the (meager) Animal Welfare Act are reported; 95% of the animals used for reasearch are NOT granted ANY “protection”, they are specifically excluded from the AWA and they are therefore NOT REQUIRED to be reported. I can only imagine the horrific suffering required of them.

I Don’t Want to Dissect

Student Choice Laws

NAVS Replacing Classroom Dissection

The NAVS Resource Center: Alternatives to Animal Research

AltWeb ~ Johns Hopkins

Testing One, Two, Three


If your state has no Student Choice law or option, try asking using the following message, modified for appropriateness:

Dear Professor/Teacher Name,

Due to ethical reasons I will be unable to participate in the dissection of (species) during (the dates/time). I am willing to complete an alternative assignment to satisfy the academic requirement; for example, I can borrow an actual model or do the assignment virtually or via DVD.  A few alternative sources include the following:

Animal Learn

The Science Bank

PCRM Dissection Alternatives For Students

Please let me know if I can pursue an alternative or if you have another suggestion. 

Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

PETA’s Dissection Kills Info

The Science Bank

The Science Bank’s Online Dissection Resources



The Science Bank is the largest library of humane science products in the U.S. offering over 450 innovative teaching tools for life science education. The Science Bank is operated by Animalearn, a program that assists educators in acquiring the latest technology for teaching anatomy, physiology, behavior, and ecology, without harming animals, themselves, or the Earth. The Science Bank loan program has been offering products to thousands of people for over a decade, and it is continually growing and expanding. Many of our CDs, DVDs, charts, and models are available in multiple quantities to outfit entire classrooms. Animalearn also provides humane education curricula and materials free of charge for educators and students. Animalearn’s The Science Bank can assist you in learning how to implement new teaching technology into your life science curriculum. Our inventory is continually growing, please contact us if you don’t see something that you need in our catalog.


Visit NAVS (National Anti-Vivisection Society) for additional information and actions


The NAVS Resource Center: Alternatives to Animal Research

Testing One, Two, Three

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