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|Originally Posted: 2 May 2010|
Rabbits Have Holes Cut Into Their Necks at ASU
Tell ASU to replace these animal experiments with some of the humane, non-animal teaching methods that are available and in use at other universities.
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In classroom biology experiments at Arizona State University (ASU), live frogs are cut open so that students can watch the animals' hearts beating, and pregnant rats are killed so that students can dissect them and experiment on their organs. In other experiments, rabbits have holes cut into their necks, are injected with various drugs, and are then killed.
Many modern non-animal teaching methods are available to replace these cruel and archaic animal experiments, and these methods have repeatedly been shown to teach anatomy and physiology as well as or better than animal-based lessons.
I was dismayed to learn that Arizona State University has been allowing cruel and deadly experiments on frogs, mice, rats, and rabbits to take place in its biology courses even though sophisticated and effective non-animal teaching methods are available and in use at other universities. Non-animal methods, such as interactive computer simulations, have been shown to teach students as well as or better than animal-based lessons.
Please modernize your curriculum and abandon these cruel and archaic experiments on animals.
Thank you for everything you do for animals!