Ohio Scientific Education & Research Association
(OSERA), an affiliate of the pro-vivisection network,
States United for Biomedical Research, has developed a curriculum to
“counter humane education.” Humane education encourages students to make
humane choices and to think critically about how our actions affect
others of all species.
OSERA is focused on perpetuating dissection in schools,
even though students using computer-based dissection programs get the
same or higher test scores than those using animals.
New England Anti-Vivisection Society (NEAVS)
and the Chimpanzee and Human Communication Institute (CHCI)
have a terrific curriculum introducing students to critical thinking
about the use of animals in science. It boldly challenges the
assumptions behind animal experimentation. The “Next of Kin Curriculum”
is now available for grades 2-5 and grades 6-9.
What you can do:
Write to Ohio’s Board of Education president Jennifer
Ohio Department of Education Building
25 S. Front St., 7th Floor
Remind the Board that education must be fair and
unbiased and insist that “Next Of Kin” accompany any and all OSERA
Ask your school or your child’s school to implement a
dissection choice policy. Contact NEAVS for a FREE dissection choice
Donate copies of the “Next of Kin Curriculum” to your
local elementary and/or middle school. Visit
http://www.neavs.org/programs/nextofkin/index.htm to order.
Contact NEAVS for your FREE copy of From Guinea Pig to
Computer Mouse, a resource for dissection alternatives at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-523-6020.
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