SAN ANTONIO, TX (WCMH) — A Texas school district says a jump rope session using cat intestines was all part of an anatomy lesson, but PETA has condemned the videos.
According to KSAT, the videos, which were shared over the social media app SnapChat, shows students using cat intestines as jump ropes.
“The lesson was intended to demonstrate and explore the strength of the organ,” Northeast Independent School District spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said. “The teacher participated in this same lesson in her college courses at Texas A&M.”
However, after the videos surfaced the school district said they will no longer allow that lesson to be taught in the classroom.
PETA says the practice of animal dissection should be stopped. “Studies show that classroom animal dissection can foster callousness toward living beings, and these gruesome ‘jump rope’ videos are a particularly sad example,” PETA Senior Director of Youth Outreach and Campaigns Marta Holmberg told KSAT.
According to the school district, neither the students nor the teacher will face discipline, but the students say they are upset they people think they were being disrespectful in the videos.
“I value every animal life and would never engage in any activity that I believed would be disrespectful to the animals I am examining, and I understand that to someone from the outside looking in may take offense to the acts of several individuals that were portrayed in the video, however the activity took place in order to more thoroughly understand the length and strength of the intestines that we were studying,” said one student.
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