March 6, 2012 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Fremont, California - PETA has offered to donate money to a private school in Oneonta to reduce the number of frog dissections performed in the school's science classes. The animal-rights group said it will pay for Lighthouse Christian Academy to purchase the Virtual Frog Dissection Educational App from Emantras so that students who object to dissecting animals have an alternative means of completing such assignments.
The app features three-dimensional organ views, anatomical comparisons of human and frog organs, and virtual dissection tools, including pins, markers, scissors, scalpels, and forceps.
"PETA is delighted to give Lighthouse Christian Academy teachers the tools they need to help compassionate and merciful students learn biology using humane, modern methods instead of by cutting up dead animals," PETA Vice President of Laboratory Investigations Kathy Guillermo said in the release. "Millions of frogs, pigs, cats, and other animals are still killed for dissection every year even though the practice upsets many students."
Offer student dissection choice for PETA sponsorship:
Educators in other schools can avail of this offer by agreeing to offer a formal student dissection choice policy and informing PETA with details of your name and school details, and a request for Emantra's Virtual Frog Dissection app for your school's specified devices.
About the Virtual Frog Dissection app:
The Virtual Frog Dissection app is an ethical and educative alternative to real animal dissections. Available for desktops, laptops, Macs, iPads, netbooks and interactive whiteboards, students can learn all about frogs and their biological functions, without unnecessary loss to animal life.
Punflay, a brand of Emantras develops educational iPad and iPhone apps for kids. The division's talented team designs its apps through meticulous research and testing. Aimed to educate and please children, Punflay's apps are very kid-friendly and intuitive to use. Copyright (C) 2010-2012 Punflay. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.