Scott passes on a disturbing news story out of Utah where a substitute teacher dissected a live dog in front of a high school biology class.
“I thought that it would be just really a good experience if they could see the digestive system in the living animal,” [the substitute teacher Doug] Bierregaard said.
You have got to be kidding me.
The excuse, that even the school’s principal is using?: oh, the dog’s going to be euthanized anyway. Sounds an awful lot like people’s reasoning for eating meat, “Oh, the animal would die whether I ate it or not.”
This is entirely inappropriate for a high school classroom when there are so many alternatives. If showing the digestive system in a living animal is so important to this substitute teacher, why doesn’t he, say, use a videotape?
I hope the teacher and his school are properly ridiculed and reprimanded for this.