Humane Alternatives to Dissection
Thanks to the technology era, there are now many alternatives to dissection that teachers can use in their biology and science classes that don’t require the use of real animals. These teaching aids are available in the form of CD-ROMs, software, models, videos, and anatomy charts. Following is a list of companies that offer humane alternatives to dissection. See if your teacher or school will order from these companies in lieu of purchasing dead animals.
Digital Frog: www.digitalfrog.com
Producers of award-winning natural science software
Virtual dissection of a frog without the smell, mess, or expense.
Software for virtual dissection of frogs, cats, pigs, earthworms, rats, fish, and crustaceans.
Science Class: www.scienceclass.com
A wide variety of programs to virtually discover and dissect animals.
Ventura Educational Systems: www.venturaes.com
Offers products from other companies suitable for use in biology and science classes.
- National Anti-Vivisection Society website
- Animals in Education from the Humane Society of the U.S.
- InterNICHE – the International Network for Humane Education