December 30, 2009
End Animal Dissections with Knitted Science
As a vegetarian and animal lover, I am opposed to the use of frogs, rats, rabbits, pigs, earthworms and any other creatures being used for dissection to teach students biology. So, when I came across this knitted frog from Etsy shop The Crafty Hedgehog, I thought it would be the perfect alternative to the real thing.
Artist Emily Stoneking hand knits these 'Knitting in Biology 101' frogs from a silk/wool blend, and their innards are needle felted by hand with 100% wool.
She also fashions other faux dissections including: rabbits, pigs and rats.
Now, if only we could get schools across the globe to make the switch from flesh to fabric...