1 December 2012

Cat Dissection at School

How upsetting, how dreadful. Our children are being taught cruelty and disrespect for life at school. What sort of learning is this? What future is this setting them up for?  And why when there is such a large quantity of animals being put down on purpose would you not take industry training from the animals freshly euthanized. Why are 'scientific' classroom actions done to impressionable school children with the blessing of the school and no doubt parents who condone the barbaric attitudes under the guise of education?
When children from Newport Harbor High School in Orange County, California posted photos on Facebook of cat dissection in anatomy class, they were not scientific photographs for learning you would expect in a classroom.

Karen Coyne, an English teacher at the high school and faculty adviser for the school’s animal rights club, contacted the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).  PCRM sent a letter to the school district and kept up correspondence throughout the summer months. The staff at Newport-Mesa Schools consequently  decided to eliminate animal dissection and use electronic means in its lessons. However, it has now been discovered that the High School has ended cat dissection only; other animals will apparently still be used in vivisection activities in the classrooms.  Dr. Pippin from PCRM was disappointed to find only cats are being eliminated in dissection lessons. He had believed the decision would eliminate dissection of ALL animals in all classrooms within the district.

He said "There are more humane techniques for teaching anatomy to students in middle school, high school and college level classes, like.  Numerous medical schools have been changing their training to adopt computerized dissection modules to stop using live animals while others have not".
The newspaper article can be read here, Warning Graphic Content

VIVISECTION the word alone has the ability to send paralysing send chills of fear through the mind.
Definition -  (vivus, meaning "alive", and sectio, meaning "cutting") is defined as surgery conducted for experimental purposes on a living organism, typically animals with a central nervous system, to view living internal structure. The term is sometimes more broadly defined as any experimentation on live animals.

In other words the animal is alive, conscious and operated on.
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