Thought that title might catch your eye….
My son is doing fetal pig dissection in school. My opinion is extremely varied on this subject. But I really want to educate the students on where the ‘specimens’ come from.
The students are having great conversations about the specimens and where they come from. Most think the poor little animals just die from natural causes and get shipped nice and tidy to their classroom.
So off to the internet I went to find some info.
(My son is old enough to make his own choice about whether he would like to participate. I dissected a sheeps eyeball when I was a kid)
But I think with that education should come the other education about where these animals come from and how they get from there to here. Hopefully since they are curious about it, it will help to make them think about where stuff comes from and can make healthy choices about, well, just about everything when they grow up.
Here is the word doc. I have sent it the teacher, the teacher and principal are looking it over now.
Dissection Information Websites
Humane Teen: Do Away with Dissection (there are 4 other links in this site with info)
The Lowdown on Dissection
(Be forewarned it is graphic)
The Humane Society of the United States
Frequently asked questions about dissection from the Humane Societyhttp://testing.hsus.ga4.org/animals_in_research/animals_in_education/frequently_asked_questions_about_dissection.html
It is hard to find a site that does not include instructions on alternatives to dissection and the steps to go about it with the school. I apologize in advance.
I do not condone them doing anything against school policy.
Questions? you call e-mail me or call me; Kristina P****
(Tomorrow I get to attend a field trip with the high school class to the zoo. My son, being just generally embarrassed by his mother, is even more worried I’m going to try to set all the animals free. 🙂 )
Is it horrible to say that I love torturing my son. It’s not really his fault my mother tortured me as a child, why should I take it out on him?
Because I can 😉