Florida school finds alternative for frog dissections

PTI | New Port Richey | Updated: 25-11-2019 23:31 IST | Created: 25-11-2019 23:29 IST
Florida school finds alternative for frog dissections
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No frogs were harmed in the making of a Florida high school's science class. JW Mitchell High School in New Port Richey began using synthetic frogs for educational dissections last Wednesday.

Pasco County Superintendent Kurt Browning says it's the first school in the world to use the technology. The lives of real frogs are being spared at a cost of USD 150 per synthetic frog.

Tampa-based developer SynDaver received funds from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals to help create the "SynFrog." SynDaver says the fake frogs are made of water, fibers and salts and can be reused.

Founder and CEO Dr. Christopher Sakezles says the synthetic frogs are also safer because there are no potentially harmful chemicals. PETA says 3 million frogs are killed for classroom use each year.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)



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