Should students dissect animals or should schools move to virtual dissections?

Matthew Zalaznick's picture
Tuesday, June 25, 2013

I can still remember the day we dissected fetal pigs in high school biology class.

Increasingly, states are giving students the right to decide whether they want to dissect animals. Eleven states now have dissection choice laws enabling students to decide whether they want to dissect a frog or fetal pig.

With passage earlier this month of a choice law, Connecticut became the latest state to allow students to make the decision.

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