Every year, millions of animals are used for classroom dissection. This is still going on even though superior and humane alternative teaching methods exist. Not only is dissection cruel, it also is terrible for the environment and teaches students that animals’ lives have no value.
Sixty-three percent of students in U.S. public schools cannot be forced to participate in animal dissection because they’re protected by dissection-choice policies. But unfortunately, many students still have no idea that they have the right to say no.
Here are 14 tweets from students who got real about dissection.
These students were reduced to tears:
— proud peta2 rep (@imamess101) September 19, 2016
— Reilly Tee (@reillytee13) September 20, 2016
These poor people got physically ill:
— kayq (@eatkayq) October 4, 2016
— Breast Cancer Maven (@BC_Maven) October 4, 2016
— Vegan Girl (@vegangirl98) September 18, 2016
— am (@aadamantine) September 25, 2016
These people felt heartbroken after dissecting:
— Pinkdaisy?? (@dontpickpedals) October 3, 2016
— Elise Perez Jaber (@GamerFangirl2) September 25, 2016
— Vegan Viper (@VeganViper) September 19, 2016
— Stefanie Doll (@itsmissdoll) September 21, 2016
Check out this student’s weird, gross experience:
I was in gr 9, I was smart so I was paired w the bully in science. He filled a tray w formaldehyde and poured it on me #mydissectionstory
— Billy Gollner (@billygollner) October 3, 2016
These students refused to dissect:
I refused to dissect anything in school, my teachers would give me dirty looks and make me seat in the office! #MyDissectionStory
— Makayla Singleton ? (@MakaylaRuess) October 3, 2016
— hanⓋ (@plantbasedbby) September 21, 2016
— Morghan (@Morghan_0129) September 21, 2016
Animals deserve better than to be cut apart in a lab! You can say NO to this cruelty.