Orlans FB. Use of animals in education: Policy and practice in the United States. Journal of Biological Education.1991 Mar 01;25(1):27-32


Attitudes and recent policy developments in the USA on the use of animals in education are reviewed, and the present legislative position outlined. The influence of' science competitions and national teacher associations on practice is discussed. The still common invasive experimentation on sentient animals by young and inexperienced students is provoking increasing pressure -/or change and a more compassionate attitude towards animals.