Dissection Doesn't Cut It in a Classroom or a ZooIn February, the Copenhagen Zoo dissected a giraffe named Marius in full view of many visiting children. Criticism was widespread, and rightfully so. Although unnecessary, animal dissection is common in the U.S. and worldwide. However, there are other ways to learn, and Animalearn works to help students have a life-affirming, humane education.
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Support for Humane Cosmetics Continues to GrowOn May 27, over 130 companies showed strong cosmetic industry support for the Humane Cosmetics Act by publicly endorsing the bill, which would ban animal testing for cosmetic products and ingredients in the U.S., as well as their sale. The majority of these compassionate companies are certified cruelty-free by the Leaping BunnyProgram, which AAVS chairs.