Humane Education

HRA’s Humane Education Loan Program (HELP) aims to provide educators and students with up to date alternatives to animal use in teaching. Please contact us if you would like to borrow any of the items listed.

We have a limited range of alternatives available on loan, but be aware that alternatively there are many great free and low-cost resources available. Have a look at the Froguts app, which allow users to virtually dissect a bullfrog, a cow eye, a starfish, a fetal pig, an owl pellet, all for free. Froggipedia is a low-cost app which helps explore and discover the unique life cycle and intricate anatomical details of a frog.

Please review the below websites to search for alternatives to dissection:

If you are interested in purchasing a paper 3D dissection model, you can claim a 10% discount on your first order using the code HRA10. Thank you to Getting Nerdy.

HRA HELP- Resources for Alternatives to Classroom Animal Dissection

SynFrog- note this item will only be used for HRA display purposes 

With SynFrog™, there’s no longer any need to harm real frogs for the sake of enhancing the educational experience. In addition to eliminating the ethical concerns of sacrificing living animals to teach comparative anatomy, SynFrog is a better option for students because it does not expose them to hazardous chemicals, like formaldehyde and formalin.
Australian Supplier: Mentone Educational

Concise Dissection Charts

Images of dissection specimens. We have:

  • 1 x fetal pig
  • 1 x crayfish
  • 1 x brain/heart

Australian Supplier: Southern Biological

Altay Male and Female Rat Model

Adult rat with interchangeable male and female reproductive systems is mounted in supine position; removable from base for examination. Organs are detachable in 4 pieces.
Australian Supplier: Southern Biological

Human Eye Model in Orbit, 7 Part

This three times life-size eye model is ideal for anatomical demonstrations due to its enlarged scale.

Australian Supplier: Mentone Educational 

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