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States with Student Choice Policy Download PDF

Map of States with Dissection Legislation

Today there are 18 states (California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia) and Washington, DC, that have such state laws or policies for K-12 students.
Humane Teachers for Humane Students - AV Magazine Download PDF

Humane Teachers for Humane Students

AV Magazine Issue #1 2011
Animalearn's Humane Student Tool Kit Go to tool kit

Animalearn's Humane Student Tool Kit

Learn how you can be an advocate for animals used in education with this comprehensive toolkit of resources!
Animalearn's Newest Humane Educational Kit Download PDF

Animalearn's Newest Humane Educational Kit

Our Animal Profiles, includes fact sheets on six of the most commonly dissected animals (cat, rat, pig, earthworm, crayfish, & dog). Our goal with these fun kits is to give younger students from K-5 a better appreciation and respect for these animals and make them reconsider dissecting them once they are faced with dissecting in the higher grades.
Animals in Education Fact Sheet Download PDF

Animals in Education Fact Sheet (#1 Teacher)

Our Animal Profiles, includes fact sheets on six of the most commonly dissected animals (cat, rat, pig, earthworm, crayfish, & dog). Our goal with these fun kits is to give younger students from K-5 a better appreciation and respect for these animals and make them reconsider dissecting them once they are faced with dissecting in the higher grades.
Cost Comparison Sheet Download PDF

Cost Comparison Sheet

UPDATED - 09/2014 This informative sheet demonstrates the cost effectiveness of dissection alternatives.
Comparative Studies of Student Performance Download PDF

Comparative Studies of Student Performance

UPDATED - 09/2014 Animalearn has developed this document which compiles the existing body of research comparing animal use to humane teaching methods in science education. Animalearn's list includes over 60 studies, which confirm the positive learning outcome or equivalent effectiveness of humane teaching methods in imparting knowledge or skills. Some of the studies conclude that alternatives also lower costs, decrease the amount of time required to learn, and increase student comfort levels.
Dissection & Students' Rights Brochure Download PDF

Dissection & Students' Rights Brochure

This is a helpful resource for those interested in ending the harmful use of animals in education. It summarizes students' legal rights, and contains ideas for action.
Student Advocate: Making a Difference for Non-Human Animals in Colleges and Universities Download PDF

Student Advocate: Making a Difference for Non-Human Animals in Colleges and Universities

This booklet contains facts and figures about non-animal alternatives and advice for students who wish to conscientiously object to harmful animal use in their courses.
Snapshot of Betrayal - AV Magazine Download PDF

Snapshot of Betrayal

AV Magazine Spring/Summer 2009
Humane Science Education: Making the Grade - AV Magazine Download PDF

Humane Science Education: Making the Grade

AV Magazine Winter 2006
Next of Kin Download PDF

Reaching for the Future: The Evolution of Humane Science Education

AV Magazine Fall 2002
Reaching for the Future: The Evolution of Humane Science Education - AV Magazine Download PDF

Higher Learning? Vivisection in High Schools, Colleges & Universities

AV Magazine Summer 1999
Dissecting Dissection - AV Magazine Contact Animalearn

Dissecting Dissection

AV Magazine Winter 1996
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