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Don't want to dissect? Awesome! First, sign PETA's pledge not to dissect. Most of the time, just asking your teacher for an alternative assignment is all it takes!

Teacher not helping you out?
Don't worry—you still have options!

Many states and provinces have policies that allow you to say NO to dissection. Check out our map or text us to find out whether your state offers a dissection-choice policy:


Text your state's two-letter abbreviation to 30933. If you live in Hawaii, Indiana, Ohio, or Oklahoma, text your full state name to 30933.

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No dissection-choice policy in your state?
Don't give up—you're fighting to save LIVES!

Get Smart!

Take this sample letter to your principal and explain that you don't want to dissect animals. Remember: Be polite!

Get Active!

Grab petition sheets, 'missing' posters, and leaflets and ask your classmates and friends to support a student's right to say NO to dissection!

Get Support!

Ask your parents to talk to school officials with you and urge them to support your decision to save lives by opting out of dissection.

Don't worry—PETA's got your back!

Shoot us an e-mail at [email protected], and together we can help end classroom dissection.

Want to do more to help animals?

Check out Noah Cyrus' shocking #DissectionKills ad, and share it with everyone you know!

Noah Cyrus: 'I Am Not an Experiment'