Dennis Township Middle School seems to have a problem. I know not every teacher is cool with animal rights, but have you seen the news about the Dennis Township Middle School teacher who reportedly encouraged students to put a frog’s skin into a student’s purse only to later have the same student carry a bag containing a frog’s head around school? It’s totally sick and inappropriate, and did I mention that the student was speaking out against the cruel dissection industry that same day? What kind of teacher would do that? And what kind of school would tolerate such a discriminatory and cruel thing from a teacher?
I don’t think it’s a coincidence at all, and considering New Jersey state law ensures that students get alternatives to dissection, it’s pretty clear that there is something very wrong about what happened!
Please write to the school’s principal, Jim DiCarlo, urging him to discipline the teacher responsible, eliminate these outdated animal dissections, and implement humane alternatives. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Millions of frogs are captured in the wild and killed each year for use in classroom dissections. As a result, some frog populations have diminished sharply and some species have been virtually eliminated, disrupting fragile ecosystems around the world. Not only is this cruel, it is also unnecessary. Studies have repeatedly shown that students learn anatomy just as well—and often better—when they use virtual dissection programs instead of real animals.
Visit CutOutDissection.com to learn more about animals killed for the dissection industry. School should be a place for education, not a forum for teachers to bully around students trying to spread a message of compassion.