ESEC’s Alternatives Loan Library

“NSTA encourages teachers to be sensitive to students’ views regarding dissection and ... their right to make an informed decision about their participation.”

—The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA)

The NEAVS/ESEC Alternatives Loan Library supports access to a humane education for students at all grade levels—from elementary to veterinary school—to learn about anatomy, physiology, and other sciences. ESEC’s free Alternatives Loan Library offers advanced software, manuals, charts, humane curriculums, and intubation models. ESEC works to ensure that all students can enter the field of science and be a part of the breakthroughs of today and tomorrow, regardless of their ethicals. Download dissection poster.

To borrow from the ESEC Alternatives Loan Library, please fill out the Loan Library Agreement Form and email to It can also be mailed to 333 Washington St., Ste. 850, Boston, MA 02108. A credit card is required for security. There is no charge if you return the borrowed item on or before the due date and in its original condition.

These are some additional dissection alternatives options you can explore as well:

Learn more about the environmental and ethical arguments against dissection, and the ways that alternatives are superior, through our dissection Frequently Asked Questions.