Influencer Teala Dunn is urging students to leap in the right direction and just “say NO” to dissection, which uses approximately 10 million animals annually in the U.S. In a new PETA video, she encourages students to know their rights and use their powerful voices to speak up for animals.
“A lot of people do not know that you can say no when it comes to dissecting animals in schools,” Dunn says in the video. “So please speak up. Say no. It’s disgusting. Save an animal’s life. It ain’t cute.” In addition to creating captivating content for her devoted 1 million YouTube fans, Dunn has worked as an actor, with a lead role in the TBS sitcom Are We There Yet? and voiceover work for the popular kids’ show Wonder Pets!
Many students may not realize that they can opt to use humane, lifesaving tools instead of engaging in cruel dissection, but many states and school districts in the U.S. and Canada have a dissection-choice law or policy that requires teachers to provide students with a modern, non-animal tool if asked. Dunn shares information about effective, humane options to empower students like you to learn through tablets and apps instead of cruelty and killing.
“I think it’s so important to just know that animals are just absolutely incredible,” says Dunn. “And frogs are so adorable. They have families, too. They have feelings. Save a frog. Please.”