Oklahoma City School Drops Cat Dissection

Following a widespread public outcry after PETA released a video of callous students dancing with dead cats slated for dissection, top-ranked Harding Charter Preparatory High School in Oklahoma City has ended cruel cat dissections. Through its educational grants program, PETA has offered to donate humane teaching tools, such as digital dissection software, that have been shown to teach students better than crudely cutting apart dead animals.

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