As compassionate consumers speak out against experiments on animals, companies everywhere are pledging never to pay for them.

Because you know that things don’t change until people speak up, you probably look for PETA’s cruelty-free bunny logo when you buy cosmetics, you pass out peta2’s Cruelty-Free Shopping Guide to your friends and family, and you sign petitions urging companies to stop paying for tests on animals.

You may be making a huge difference for animals used in laboratories, but when it’s time for dissection at school, what will you do?

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Dissection is like animal testing for beginners. If you think that experiments on animals suck, you should hate dissection, too.

Animals aren’t ours to use.

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Animals aren’t disposable science tools—not in experiments in laboratories or on dissection trays in classrooms. They exist for their own reasons, and they’re individuals with unique personalities, just as humans are.

Millions of animals are bred solely to be killed for “science.”

Experimenters want us to believe that animals in laboratories are well cared for. Similarly, biological companies want us to believe that animals used for dissection aren’t harmed before they die of “natural causes.” ?

These are lies that couldn’t be further from the truth. Some animals used for dissection are captured in and taken away from their natural habitats or obtained from slaughterhouses—and many are taken to places like Bio Corporation.

Imagine if your entire existence were reduced to being tortured and abused. Most animals used in both experimentation and dissection are bred by humans solely to be killed, and their short lives are spent in fear and discomfort. Some never get to take even a single breath.

There Are Better Ways to Learn

Many research methods are faster, more reliable, and more humane than animal tests. And there are tons of modern, educationally superior alternatives to dissection. No medical schools in the U.S. require students to dissect animals, so it’s safe to assume that it’s not necessary in order to become a brilliant doctor.

Humane Alternatives Are More Cost-Effective

Compared to crude, archaic animal tests, non-animal methods usually take less time and cost significantly less. And buying dead animals year after year for students to dissect costs way more than purchasing a single computer program that can be used forever. Using interactive software saves schools money—some programs are even FREE.

What You Can Do

Animal experiments and dissection are both bad science—animals deserve better, and so do you. There are more effective ways of teaching students about anatomy than using the bodies of dead animals.

Take a moment to think about all the animals who have been killed in order to teach students something that they could have easily learned through a computer program.

When you speak out in support of cruelty-free living, remember to include animals used for dissection in your activism. YOU can make a difference by saying NO to dissection—and we’re here to help you say no.