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Editorial and Commentary

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Because of the strong biases reflected in the Project WILD materials and the lack of balancing which should be provided by alternate viewpoints and representative data, we oppose the use of public funds for the future purchase, distribution, and/or promotion and use of Project WILD materials without the addition of substantial acceptable balancing material. In those States and Provinces where the materials have already been purchased and distributed, we believe the States and Provinces accepting this material should promptly distribute acceptable balancing material and have it used by those teachers who are using the Project WILD guides. We also believe that animal-welfare organizations must be included on State and Provincial steering committees and as resource people at workshops designed to introduce the materials to teachers. In the unfortunate event that a State or Province refuses to use necessary balancing material, we believe that the Project WILD material should not be used in the interests of the integrity of the educational process.