Did you dissect a frog in science class?


I visit schools all the time with Mom & Dad to do our anti-bullying presentations and read my book, “Hobbes Goes Home.”

Sometimes animals shouldn’t go to school.

Every year, 10-12 million animals are used in American schools & universities for vivisection (cut into a living being) or dissection. Cats, frogs, fetal pigs, grasshoppers, mink, earthworms, rats, mice, dogs, pigeons, & turtles are just some of the many species used. Most of the animals are purchased dead, but there are some instances where animals are subjected to painful and lethal procedures while still alive.

Many students refuse to partake in this type of learning, and educators are now questioning the value of the use of animals. Teachers & professors recognize students can learn better through the use of modern technology. But the bigger lesson taught when not using real animals, is students learn to respect living beings and begin to appreciate & understand the role of animals in nature.

On this week’s show, me and dad interview Nicole Green, Director of Education for AnimaLearn.

Animalearn works to foster an awareness of, and respect for, animals used in education. They strive to eliminate the use of animals in education, and are dedicated to assisting educators & students to find the most effective non-animal methods to teach & study science. Animalearn also provides humane education curricula & materials, free of charge, for educators & students.

During her visit, Nicole will discuss Animalearn, its’ mission, and some of the great programs it has – including “The Science Bank,” their lending program of new & innovative life science software & educational products which enables educators & students to learn anatomy, physiology, and psychology lessons without harming animals, themselves, or the Earth.

If you care about animals, and want to learn more about a special organization doing a great deal to help them (and people too,) make sure to catch this week’s episode of “Bruce & Hobbes Radio.”

Hope you enjoy this week’s podcast!


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