You can imagine the horror on the faces of students at Illinois Central College when they recently discovered that rats are having their lungs and intestines cut out, and that frogs are having their leg muscles and nerves removed before they’re all killed. This is all happening as part of cruel and outdated classroom experiments—right at their own school!
Thankfully, a courageous student contacted us, and PETA even obtained graphic photos of the animals’ horrendous living conditions inside a closet at ICC, showing dead and dying rats who had most their fur missing. Some of the dead animals’ skulls had been picked clean by other animals.
The worst part of all is that these experiments are completely unnecessary, since there are interactive computer simulations, and other effective non-animal learning methods that could replace the tests at ICC. In fact, nearby Illinois State University and Oakton Community College have both confirmed that they do not use any live animals in their human anatomy and physiology courses.
ICC has no excuse for continuing to use and abuse rats and frogs on campus, in a time when so many alternatives are available. Please take a moment to contact the school, encouraging them to join us in the 21st century!