Students Jump Rope with Cat Intestines, PETA Upset, District Defends

SAN ANTONIO –  A Texas school has sparked outrage from the animal-rights community with a video showing high school students skipping rope with cat intestines. The exercise was part of a lesson plan earlier this month for an anatomy class at Winston Churchill High School in San Antonio. Opens up all sorts of new possibilities for the PE class, too…

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Look, we need students to have practical examples and demonstrations for an anatomy class. You probably dissected a cow eyeball or a frog in a biology class when you were in high school. But if the teacher had taken the frog’s body and started doing a puppet show with it, that would have been crossing the line.

And this isn’t even a frog. It’s a cat. A domesticated animal that humans have great affection for. So not a great PR move here. And so while I’m heartened by the news that the teachers aren’t going to be punished, it might be a good idea to think through those science experiments more carefully next time.
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