Cat Dissection Has No Place in Our Schools

  • by: Care2 Team
  • recipient: United States Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos
This school year, millions of animals will be dissected in high schools across the U.S. — and many of them will be cats.

Yes, that's right. Precious felines, who many of us love and care for as pets, are one of the most commonly dissected animals in schools.

Please sign this petition demanding an end to cat dissection in U.S. schools now.

Animal dissection is a cruel practice that has no place in our schools. According to PETA investigations into biological supply companies that provide schools with animals for dissection, animals experience all kinds of horrifying abuse before they are killed and sold to schools. Specifically, cats were found to be embalmed before they had actually any chance of life. In other cases, cats were taken from shelters, pet stores, and the streets, ripped away from any chance at a happy life.

The cruel practice isn't just bad for cats; it's bad for kids and teaches them to have a callousness towards life. Various leaked videos show kids playing with mutilated animal bodies during dissection lessons, including high schoolers playing jump rope with a cat intestines and dancing with cat bodies. Given the notorious link that exists between animal cruelty and violent behavior, it's unconscionable that we allow kids to dissect these amazing, intelligent creatures.

Especially considering the fact that the dissection of any animal is archaic and downright unnecessary. From 3-D models to digital simulation programs, there are a host of dissection alternatives available that schools can and should embrace.

Times have changed, and it's time we make our voices heard. Sign this petition and let's end the disgusting practice of cat dissection in schools now.
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