David Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Froguts, says “We’re pleased that Froguts is being used to satisfy an important educational requirement in schools throughout India.
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 05, 2014
Froguts, the only provider of subscription-based dissection simulations and labs for K-12 and higher education, is now being offered to schools by leading animal rights groups in India in an effort to fulfill country-wide governmental guidelines banning the use of animal dissection in schools, universities, and colleges. This is a major step towards implementing the 2012 India Ministry of Environment and Forests’s directive that bans the use of animal dissection, favoring computer-aided teaching methods.
The decision to ban animal dissections by the Indian government was lauded by regional animal rights and ethics groups, who then approached Froguts. The Mahatma Gandhi-Doerenkamp Center for Alternatives to Use of Animals in Life Science Education and PETA India are offering training and are subsidizing subscriptions to Froguts. This allows schools within India to comply with the ruling while still meeting their rigorous educational standards.
David Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Froguts, says, “We’re pleased that Froguts is being used to satisfy an important educational requirement in schools throughout India. Depending on need, the software was devised to either augment or replace actual animal dissection studies, so we feel that students will benefit from an enriching educational experience while working within the parameters of the legislation.”
He added, “We created Froguts 13 years ago because we felt that computer simulations added an important component to education, allowing greater access to learning. Our driving inspiration lies in the educational opportunities Froguts provides. Plus, using Froguts has significant cost advantages over actual dissections, which is so important for education within the U.S. and worldwide.”
Legislating animal dissections is not new, and within the U.S. there are currently laws in 16 states and Wash. D.C. that mandate dissection alternatives like computer simulations be provided within schools. According to information from PETA U.S., in addition to India, animal dissection is banned or restricted in Argentina, Australia, Denmark, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, and Slovakia.
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David Hughes | CEO, Froguts
About Froguts: Froguts Inc is a bio-eLearning company focused on creating the most engaging virtual dissection and lab software available. Our computer simulations for K-12 and higher education engage students with immersive and interactive 3-D simulations of anatomy and physiology. For additional information about Froguts Inc, to view a demo, or to learn more about the new online Froguts Subscription Service, visit http://www.froguts.com.