Digital Frog 2.5 Software to Replace Frogs on the Dissection Table

June 1, 2011 / No Comments

This is something we would want to endorse. Every time a frog is picked up for dissection in classrooms, animal lovers have gone ahead and protested. This has been happening since time immemorial, right? The time has come for a solution to take birth. And it has.

digitalfrog Digital Frog 2.5 Software to Replace Frogs on the Dissection TableA software that lets students to virtually dissect an animated frog, and thus leave alone a live animal has taken shape. The Rancho Verde High School in Southern California has struck a deal with Animal Welfare Institute and Save the Frogs initially to save money. As part of this initiative, they have decided to deploy the Digital Frog 2.5 software licenses.

The school has thus become one among the first 25 schools and got the each license that costs $900. Though the new software help students to be more humane and be safer than touching animals preserved with formaldehyde, here are also critics who opine that simulations can’t be same as when a real animal organ is touched.

The Rancho Verde High School is in fact becoming a pioneer in this initiative by agreeing to the deal with the Animal Welfare Institute and Save the Frogs. Wouldn’t you like schools in your neighborhood to do that too?

(via Ecorazzi)