SAN ANTONIO — We warn you, the details you’re about to read are gruesome. Cellphone video shows high school students in San Antonio using cat intestines to skip rope during anatomy class.
As you can imagine, it’s sparked a passionate debate on social media.
In the video, someone can be heard yelling “Faster!” as a male student from Winston Churchill High School jumps over the length of cat gut.
“This is anatomy.. Jump roping with cat intestines,” reads one video caption, complete with two cat emojis.
“The lesson was intended to demonstrate and explore the strength of the organ,” said Aubrey Chancellor, a spokeswoman for the school district. “The teacher participated in this same lesson in her college courses at Texas A&M.”
Will they face any type of punishment? Nope. Chancellor told KSAT that neither the school nor the students involved will face any disciplinary measures.
“This is disgusting and I would have left the class, no matter what the teacher said (if they were even in the room at this point,” wrote a woman named Caroline Gray. “I am okay with respectful dissection, but this is unacceptable.”
Another person, Jordan Escobedo, wrote, “Immature? Yes. Cruel? Nah. Animal was already dead, no reason to throw a fit.”
You can bet PETA has something to say about it…
“Dissection is bad science: 98% 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,” the group said in a statement. “Churchill officials have an obligation to ensure that this never happens again—they need to end all animal dissection immediately. Allowing dissection to continue endorses callousness, disrespect, and cruelty to animals.”