The I.S.P.C.A. is generally opposed to the practice of dissection of animals in schools, believing that it can lead to desensitisation and a lessening of respect for life. This opposition includes dissection of invertebrate as well as vertebrate animals.
The Society is opposed to any pupils being compelled to either perform or watch dissection of animals.
The Society is opposed to any form of animal experimentation, apart from simple observation and behavioural studios in schools, and believes that this ban should apply to both vertebrate and invertebrate animals.