To help parents educating their children from home during the coronavirus-related lockdown, PETA’s humane education division TeachKind has created an informative educational video demonstrating a cruelty-free alternative to using frogs for dissection.
PETA Science Education Manager Samantha Suiter and her daughter, Elliot, fully embraced “Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day” by creating a video lesson to show just how effective their animal-based alternative, SynFrog, is for educating students.
Launched late last year, SynFrog is an ultra-realistic synthetic frog developed by PETA in partnership with SynDaver, a company that produces synthetic human and animal parts for surgical training.
“SynFrog features removable and anatomically correct organs, it’s free of formaldehyde, and no frogs are killed for it,” explained Rachelle Owen, PETA Director of Student Campaigns and Influence. “From the classroom to the home, PETA and TeachKind are happy to provide teachers, students and parents with educational tools that make learning fun and effective, not fatal.”
To further aid parents, Teachkind has also produced worksheets to accompany the video workshop and is offering to donate SynFrog to educators who want to create their own instructional videos.
Each year, over 3 million frogs are needlessly killed for science classes, leading to depleted wild frog populations, children who are more likely to turn away from careers in science, and, in some cases, inhumane attitudes toward living creatures. It’s time to remove animal suffering from the classroom.