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originally posted by: StoutBroux
I quite frankly don't see the need to physically perform dissection of dead or live animals in high school biology any longer - especially if it isn't along the lines of a student's long term curriculum. With advanced technology and videography there simply is no justification for it. If they happened to use animals which died of natural causes that would be one thing. But to simply murder creatures in the name of *ahem* science for a sophomore in high school is wrong. I did the frog thing and thought it was interesting but I had no intention of going into a medical or science career and never did. I can't even remember anything much about it except I remember that it was done. I would have been just as happy to watch a high grade video of the whole procedure. I did feel bad for all the sacrificed frogs especially for a bunch of sophomore kids who couldn't care less about nerves and guts and stuff. It's not that important to have hands on experience if you plan on being an accountant or construction worker etc. A waste of frog legs if you ask me.