Gallery: New York Students Can Now Say No to Animal Dissection in Scien...

While dissecting frogs and fish may be a cornerstone of biology classes, slicing and dicing animals for the sake of science doesn’t sit well with many people. Whether you’re a vegetarian, vegan, or just an animal-loving individual, you may have moral objections to animal dissection — and you’re not alone. According to the Humane Society of New York, every year more and more students object to participating in dissection, yet they have not been informed of their legal right to partake in an alternate project without being penalized. But a new education law requires that New York teachers must inform students of their right to choose, and the Humane Society hopes the rule will foster wider respect and kindness for animals.

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  1. lazyreader September 6, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    We dissected sheep hearts and cow eyes in school. Why not let kids who are more interested in science and biology worry about that. Why aren’t students being taught to dissect V-6 engines and vacuum cleaners. Try introducing vocational school classes into high school again. Things like auto shop, mechanics, welding, carpentry, plumbing and electrician work.