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Dissection in the Classroom

For information on dissection-related issues, please go to the Altweb Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section and check out questions #5, 6, and 7.  This will provide you links to information about setting up a student-choice policy, databases of available alternative in education, and several organizations that loan out dissection alternatives to students and schools (for no cost, except return postage).  There’s also a link to a good book on the subject:  “The Use of Animals in Higher Education: Problems, Alternatives, and Recommendations,” published by the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS).  The book is available free online, or you can purchase a copy through HSUS.  

In addition, we have copies of a small poster about dissection and alternatives (as well as several other posters on alternatives-related information). The information is basically the same as what is in the Altweb FAQs, but we'll be happy to send you a copy (or copies) as a PDF file or printout if you think that would be helpful.  Just let us know.

Other Resources

Virtual Frog Dissection Kit

NORINA Database

European Resource Centre for Alternatives in Higher Education (EURCA)

InterNICHE: The International Network for Humane Education

A number of organizations operate programs that loan up-to-date dissection alternatives to students and teachers at no cost to the borrower except return postage. These include:

The Humane Society of the United States Humane Education Loan Program.

The International Network for Humane Education (InterNICHE)

The National Anti-Vivisection Society (NAVS)



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