Victory! Texas School District Ends Cat Dissection

Following a widespread public outcry after PETA released a video showing that callous students “jumped rope” with intestines from cats slated for dissection, the North East Independent School District in Texas made the compassionate decision to ban cat dissection in all its schools. Through PETA’s educational grants program, we 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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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind