Calif. School First to Ban Dissections in Software Deal

Students to use free anatomy software instead of frogs
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 31, 2011 3:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – A California high school has put down its scalpels and become the first school in the nation to accept a software offer from an animal rights group. Rancho Verde High School will drop frog dissections in exchange for free "Digital Frog" anatomy software provided by the Animal Welfare Institute and the Save the Frogs organization. The groups have offered anatomy software licenses, worth nearly $900 each, to the first 25 schools that agree to give up dissections for five years, reports AP. Rancho Verde went for the deal to save money, according to the principal. (Read more dissection stories.)

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