04 Jun '11, 2pm

Frog Dissections Banned at California High School

Frog Dissections Banned at California High School

Rancho Verde High School near Riverside, CA has banned frog dissections and replaced them with computer-based virtual learning experiences. They are apparently the first high school to ban the dissection of real frogs in favor of learning the same process with software. Why switch? Millions of real animals are used in schools for dissection each year according to Animal Welfare Online . The school received the software for free, in exchange for a five-year minimum commitment to not use real frogs any longer. Rancho Verde will save $6,800 by not having to purchase 30 frog dissection kits over the five-year period. The Animal Welfare Institute and Save the Frogs! are working together to help schools move from real dissections to virtual ones, by sponsoring a contest to donate the virtual dissection software for free to the first 25 schools that agree to permanently drop usin...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/frog-dissections-banned-...

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