Stop Senselessly Killing Animals for School Dissections

Target: Kurt Liebich, Chairman of the Board of Managers, RedBuilt

 Goal: Stop Project Lead The Way from promoting cruel dissection in classrooms.

Project Lead The Way offers a variety of educational programs from pre-K to Grade 12, supposedly to enrich student’s learning experience. However, while some of their methods are ethically approved, PLTW also used the carcasses and body parts of murdered animals–including fetal pigs, sheep organs, and cow eyes–for dissention.

After a pregnant sow is brutally slaughtered, her fetuses are violently cut out of her stomach. The dead baby pigs are cut open themselves, never given the chance of a happy life. The body parts of other animals are soaked with formaldehyde as preparation to be vacuum-sealed in a plastic bag.

Despite Project Leads The Way’s claim to “reinvent the classroom experience,” they nevertheless use barbaric learning methods.

Not only is the practice of dissecting parts of dead animals horrendously cruel, but it is also harmful to the students. For the students, cutting open a dead body can be a very traumatic and disturbing experience. As well as that, students that participate in dissection perform worse on learning assessments than students participating in alternative programs.

The company claims that it wants “students to thrive in an evolving world,” carelessly ignoring the fact that ethical means for dissection are readily available. While promoting the repulsive mutilation of chemically preserved animal corpses, PLTW hypocritically stays in the past.

Modern dissection methods exclude the gore and solely focus on a student’s learning performance. Dead animals do not belong in a classroom. The exploit of animals is going too far. Even dead they cannot rest in peace. Sign this petition to end the cruelty of dissection, and compel Project Leads The Way to use ethical methods to educate.


Dear Kurt Liebich,

Project Leads The Way wants “students to thrive in an evolving world,” while hypocritically staying in the past by promoting the cruel practice of classroom dissection. Corpses of animals are brutally cut open, baby animals are torn out of their dead mother’s bodies, and eyes are pulled out of a cow that just took its last breath. Students are also subjected to trauma witnessing the horrific disfiguring of carcasses. It is also known that students perform worse in learning assessments when participating in dissection, than students that use ethical methods.

Our modern world offers a vast variety of learning methods that do not require carving into dead, chemically preserved animas. The torment of animals has to stop once and for all.

I urge you to prohibit the dissection of dead animals in your classrooms, and use alternative, ethical methods to educate.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Naib


One Comment

  1. Elizabeth Story says:

    Many medical research facilities have switched to non-animal, more relevant, ethical and humane research already, so it’s in your students’ best interests to familiarize them with these methods, as animal testing will soon be obsolete, and of no use to them in the future.

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