WARNING GRAPHIC: School defends ‘cat intestine jump rope’ lesson

PETA image via KOAI/NBC News

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (WOAI) — A San Antonio, Texas high school is defending a science lesson during which students used cat intestines as a jump rope.

In video obtained from a whistleblower by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, Churchill High School juniors and seniors are seen jumping rope with cat intestines. There’s a second video showing a dissected cat and other students holding a cat’s insides.

PETA image via WOAI/NBC News
PETA image via WOAI/NBC News

“It does looks bad,” 18-year-old Churchill senior Ashlei Walsh says she was inside the classroom that day. She says the video was taken out of context. “It’s really educational. It wasn’t just for fun or any of that.”

“This particular teacher actually participated in this same lesson at Texas A&M,” explained school district spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor.

She says the lesson meant no disrespect.

PETA called school dissection lessons “bad science” on its website. “98 percent of medical schools don’t require it, studies show that students are less interested in science after being forced to dissect, and it’s a super-archaic, cruel way to teach biology and anatomy,” said PETA.

PETA wants Churchill High School to end animal dissection immediately and has a form on its website that people can sign to send a message to school leaders, urging them to stop the practice.

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