Animalearn Recognizes Illinois Student and Founder of Animal Advocacy Organization as Humane Student of the Year

March 20, 2013 - Animalearn is pleased to announce its 2013 Humane Student of the Year Award recipient, Andrew Puccetti, a compassionate student from Illinois. Andrew was selected this year because of his efforts to educate young people about the issue of dissection and the choice that students can make to take a stand against it. The organization Andrew founded, Live Life Humane, has the goal of “Educating young people today, so animals will have a better tomorrow.”

As part of his Award, Andrew will receive $1,000 worth of high quality dissection alternatives to benefit his local school district, where they will be useful for many years to come.

“Andrew’s accomplishments on behalf of animals at such a young age are truly incredible and admirable. His passion to educate youth about topics like dissection made him the obvious choice as our Humane Student of the Year,” said Nicole Green, Director of Animalearn.

“Through my organization (Live Life Humane), one of the projects I plan to have is to inform students about the issues with dissection and help them peacefully oppose it by standing up for their rights. I want to teach them that animals are individuals and not objects that can be cut up for our benefit,” commented Andrew.

Since 2006, Animalearn has recognized compassionate students from across the United States who, like Andrew, strive to make a difference for animals used in education. Animalearn also presents the Humane Educator of the Year Award annually.

Animalearn, the educational division of the American Anti-Vivisection Society (AAVS), works with educators, students, and others to achieve quality humane science education without the harmful use of animals. Animalearn's free loan program, The Science Bank, is the largest lending program in the U.S. and offers humane science products that enable educators to teach and students to learn anatomy, physiology, and psychology lessons without harming animals. For more information visit

More about Andrew can be found on his website, Live Life Humane.

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