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Dissecting cats in high school.

My AP Biology class will be dissecting cats next week in lab.  I'm really excited; I can't wait!  So I tell a lot of people, but I get mixed responses.  Some of them (mostly the guys) think it's awesome and are jealous.  Others (mainly girls, and not being sexist) think it's either gross or wrong to disect house pets.  What do you think?  Keep in mind, that they died of natural causes and their bodies were donated to science.  Some are even strays.  But we didn't go out and round up the neighborhood cats to cut them open.

Awesome!

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That's so horrible!

Side Score: 9

This is a great practical joke waiting to happen. Could you imagine making it so that every time you stuck the dead cat with a scalpel and it went, "Meow?"

Side: Awesome!
Sutepon(2) Disputed
1 point

You must be messed up as a living soul, let alone a civilized human being. I bet you wouldn't say the same thing if this subject was about dogs instead of cats now would you? "bark" every time you poke it.

Side: That's so horrible!

Hey, that"s right... It works equally well with dogs ;-)

Side: That's so horrible!
3 points

It is just for the benefit of education then I do not see a problem with it at all.

For those of you that are 'cat lovers' cats have been breed until they have now become overpopulated ( at least in the USA ). So dissecting some strays doesn't seem that bad in my opinion. Hey ever heard of a cadaver?

Side: Awesome!

It's for education. That makes it worth it to me.

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Side: Awesome!
1 point

The fact that they died due to natural causes make me believe that it is right to dissect them. After all, it will help other people improve their education and it can't hurt the cat anymore.

Side: Awesome!
1 point

well, i've always hated most moral boundaries for the sake of science. well, for almost anything. morals are overrated.

dissecting a cat is cool and educative. so fuck off PETA.

Side: Awesome!
HGrey87(750) Disputed
1 point

Heh, sorry to make a reductio ad hitlerum, but Hitler totally agreed with you. Considering science is pretty much infinite, I think it's safe to say that some areas should be kinda off-limits. Like researching guns that cause organ failure, or war robots that make war politically agreeable.

Did PETA ever voice an objection to dissecting cats? I didn't hear about this

Side: That's so horrible!
1 point

That would be awesome. It is always good to discover the inner main function of a living creature as how does it work and what mechanism it possess. So have your time and enjoy dissecting them. You may even discover why their piss smells like hell.

Side: Awesome!
-1 points

Dissecting cats seems to be interesting, but i think dissecting live cats are a bit too much.

Dissecting dead cats are better although they stink xD

Side: Awesome!
3 points

What a waste of labor. Cats should never be dissected for educational purposes. Wasting a perfectly good, dead cat on education in the stead of the hundreds of great tasting cat recipes is an abomination to cat lovers. Has anyone tried the chilli recipe for cat? It's one of the best uses of cat meat. (ROTFL)

Side: That's so horrible!
1 point

thats really cool. if you didnt round them up from neighbor hoods or didnt Want them to die and use them for good causes then i say that is cool and im glad kids get the oppurtunity to do that stuff

Side: Awesome!
1 point

The dissection of cats should be completely off-limits to high school students. I can guarantee 90% of those high schoolers will NOT take the dissection as a "learning experience" like most of you may believe. Only those who are actually studying to become someone who deals with the anatomy of a living creatures body should have access to this kind of dissection. Having an innocent feline's life cut up for entertainment by children with half-assed attitude toward their education shouldn't even be something to debate about.

Side: That's so horrible!

I never liked dissecting a frog in High School Biology class but I would be adamant if I had to dissect a cat.

Side: That's so horrible!