NEAVS is very happy to announce the Connecticut Senate passed its dissection choice bill this week, in a 34-1 victory! This bill will "allow students to be excused from participating in or observing animal dissections in the classroom." The bill awaits approval from Governor Dannel P. Malloy to be officially signed into law.
UPDATE: This bill was recently signed by Gov. Dannel Malloy! For more information, click here.
Read the bill language of "An Act Concerning Dissection Choice" here.
Once signed into law, Connecticut will join 15 other states and the District of Columbia in guaranteeing students their ethical right to learn through superior and humane dissection alternatives. The bill has come close to passing in the past and this year was finally the year both the House and Senate got the job done! Thank you Connecticut supporters for all your hard work!
For more background on specimen dissection and alternatives, visit NEAVS' Ethical Science Education Coalition.