The SSPV took part in a meeting with the Chief inspector of Schools for Scotland and senior biology inspectors to discuss the use of living animals for teaching in schools and the dissection of dead animals in class.

This meeting concluded with the assurance that any child had the right to be excluded from any experiment or dissection which caused them distress and that “no pupil should suffer ridicule if his views differed from those of his fellows.”

The SSPV also attended a meeting with the Depute Director of Education for the City of Edinburgh who had written to all head teachers in the district to inform them of the work of the SSPV suggesting that vivisection is a moral issue which should be discussed with senior pupils after them being made aware of the facts.