Bay Area school commits to 'virtual' frog dissections

May 31, 2011 8:52:02 PM PDT
A Bay Area elementary school has agreed to join a growing push by animal rights activists to get students to stop dissecting frogs in science classes.

The Woodside School is one of three California schools to sign contracts with the Animal Welfare Institute and Save the Frogs, based in Santa Cruz.

The groups are donating computer software to the first 25 schools that sign up so kids can dissect "virtual" frogs instead. The schools must agree to stop dissecting real frogs for five years.

Save the Frogs hopes to get all U.S. public schools to stop frog dissections by 2014.