From my Inbox:
The Dissection Choice Bill (S.1739) was voted on by the New Jersey Senate Education Committee on Monday, May 23, at 10 a.m. That bill allows public-school students in New Jersey from kindergarten through grade 12 the right to not participate in certain experiments involving animals and require schools to provide an alternative education project without discrimination.
Students will be pressured to dissect frogs, pigs, rats, cats, snakes, turtles, starfish, rabbits, sharks, minks, sheep, and cows-many of whom will be snatched from their natural habitats or the streets-if this Dissection Choice Bill does not pass.
Whether for religious, ethical, environmental, or educational beliefs, students deserve an alternative to the cruel and inhumane practice of dissection-and this right must be protected by state law. Residents and nonresidents of New Jersey are encouraged to take action.
You can visit Cut Out Dissection for more information but be warned the site is filled with graphic deaths.