Target: Lucy Kluckhorn Jones, Ombudsperson, Professor of Biology
Goal: End the practice of dissecting pregnant cats in favor of humane teaching methods.
Santa Monica College is dissecting pregnant cats in science classes as an outdated and ineffective teaching method. Dissection is an unfortunate reality on many college campuses.
Dissection is a cruel and unnecessary way to teach anatomy and physiology and many studies show that students lose interest in science when forced to dissect. All medical schools in the U.S. and Canada have banned dissection and its time for the remaining schools to do the same.
These pregnant cats are no different than the cats in your home. They have unique personalities and enjoy human company. Sign this petition to demand the college stop dissecting pregnant cats.
Dear Professor Jones,
I was sad to hear that Santa Monica College uses pregnant cats for dissections. Dissections can already be very disturbing for students, but to have pregnant family pets as the subjects makes it even worse.
Dissection is a cruel and unnecessary way to teach students in today’s world. There are now many humane options available and it is disheartening to see your college is not taking advantage of today’s technology. All medical schools in the U.S. and Canada have banned dissection and it is time your college do the same.
These cats that are being cut open are no different than the cats in your family’s, friends’, or even your home. Cats have unique personalities and enjoy the company of humans. Please consider ending the use of pregnant cats for dissections.
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