Students at a Florida high school are of the first in the world to dissect synthetic frogs.
Instead of living, breathing frogs, biology students at JW Mitchell high school in New Port Richey made history by using man-made ones.
The highly realistic synthetic frogs were created by a Tampa company called Syndaver.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) worked with Syndaver to help pay for the synfrogs.
They want to move schools away from using real animals in dissection and toward the more humane, nonanimal options that are available.
With synfrogs, there’s no smell and no need for the use of potentially hazardous chemicals like formaldehyde and formalin.
According to PETA, millions of frogs are killed each year for dissection.
But the drawback of using synthetic frogs is they cost $150 each.