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Stop Feline Dissection in American Schools ! PLEASE SIGN ! !

Animals  (tags: animals, AnimalWelfare, cats, AnimalCruelty, suffering, protection, environment )

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More than 100,000 cats are dissected in classrooms across the country annually by hundreds of thousands of young adults in junior and senior high schools and colleges.

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Regina P (67)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 8:51 am

Sue H (7)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:02 am
Noted and absolutely signed, thanks.

Kay M (347)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:27 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:34 am
Done -TY

Elle B (84)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:35 am

"The assumption that animals are without rights and the illusion that our treatment of them has no moral significance is a positively outrageous example of Western crudity and barbarity. Universal compassion is the only guarantee of morality". ―Arthur Schopenhauer

"The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them. That's the essence of inhumanity." ―George Bernard Shaw

“It is humankind's duty to respect all life, not only animals have feelings but even also trees and plants.” ― Albert Einstein

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” ― Abraham Lincoln

"If a man aspires towards a righteous life, his first act of abstinence is from injury to animals." ― Albert Einstein

"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated." ― Mohandas K. Gandhi

Michela M (3964)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:44 am


Ellen G (325)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 10:18 am

Katherine H (37)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:15 am
Done thanks!

Maggie S (40)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:22 am
EVERY student has the right to refuse to dissect ANY organism in any class and opt for computer generated dissection models! ANY human organization will defend legally if it comes to that. I was refusing all through my Masters work in college, and they could not stop me and had to give me other options.

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:55 am
Noted, Signed & Shared. Thanks Cher.

. (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 12:02 pm
Signed and Noted.

Kim O (396)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 12:11 pm
GRRRRRRR!!!! Pretty hard to get pissed and throw rocks at the Chinese for eating them when here the cats are brutally murdered, torn apart and thrown in the garbage!!!! All in the name of science and education??? How about come out of the stone age and make ONE video of a road kill victim!! As far as forcing kids to cut animals up??? It's ALWAYS been wrong. It's traumatizing, upsetting and horrific!! I got thrown out of class on purpose on dissection day so I didn't have to do it or just skipped out altogether. Only kids that are interested in that field of medicine should be subjected to the video as far as I'm concerned. No bloody wonder there's so many cat killings in Mexico. Humans are so screwed. Thanks Cher

. (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 12:29 pm
I have now read of so many terrible things that humans do to animals that I am no longer shocked by this but I am very disappointed that those who bear the responsibility for teaching our children would use such methods.. Signed and noted.

Kimberly B (89)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 12:35 pm
Signed & noted, thank you Cher.

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 1:04 pm
Thanks Cher. Signed!!

. (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 1:27 pm

Dee C (229)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 1:37 pm
Signed & noted..
Thanks Sweetie

Roxi M (22)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 1:54 pm
signed, ty

Erin R (181)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 2:33 pm

Cheryl B (64)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 3:41 pm
signed and noted

Rock H (254)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 7:07 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks Cher!.

Sunday July 15, 2012, 7:15 pm
Signed. Thanks Cher

Raiin Blue (72)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 7:27 pm

systematic De- Humanization of children.

Ioannes J (1)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 7:57 pm
I love pets. but question If future veterinarian doctors, future medical doctors and some people studies medicines, nursing, etc are not dissecting cats to understand animal and human anatomy parts by hands on work. How do future training of student?

I agree student have option to not participate in dissecting with other accommodations.

How do future Veterinarian (doctors treat YOUR BELOVED CATS, DOGS, HORSES) without exposure on operating on dead animals? Nothing can substitute a dissection of a cat or dog (Not even using digital). I sure as pet owner don't want a veterinary to operate on my family pet without live exposure to dissecting a animal. Dissecting a animal is way to improved skills and understanding in helping human or animals.

Dany S (123)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:08 pm

Valerie H (133)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:10 pm
Thank you - signed

Donna B (36)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 9:23 pm
Of course I signed. This is SOOO wrong! Thx for bringing it to our attention, Cher.

Alison A (244)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 10:09 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Cher.

Henriette M (154)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 10:16 pm
Signed with a message. Thanks Cher for posting, Dany for forwarding.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:03 pm

Michael Carney (217)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:08 pm
Signed, and noted...This is unbelievable, they need to stop this now...Thanks, for the forward Dany, and the post Cher..

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:29 pm
From here in the UK, it's the first I've ever heard of this. And I'm appalled.

Signed, of course. Thanks.

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Sunday July 15, 2012, 11:49 pm
Noted and signed.

Yvonne F (181)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:17 am
Absurd!!! They teach killing, with other words. Thanks, Cher, for yet a great post. Poor cats!

michelle t (41)
Monday July 16, 2012, 12:26 am
Petition signed
This is disgusting.Shame on the USA.
This is teaching teenagers the wrong message and saying that animals don't matter and aren't worthy of living.No wonder animal abuse is n the rise.I am horrified.Stop this

Michele W (106)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:26 am
Noted and signed.

Julia R (297)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:22 am
Noted, Signed & Shared! What are students really learning? They are learning a very negative message that animals lives are indeed expendable and have no value other than what we decide they should be used for and this practice is also encouraging the theft of cats for this abominable purpose!

Ela V (85)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:30 am

Danuta W (1250)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:14 am

Victoria P (279)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:20 am

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:25 am

Joy Wong (103)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:26 am
Noted and signed.

jaya Sinha (26)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:05 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

the next, for nature has her own justice. No one c

jaya Sinha (26)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:06 am
For every action there is a reaction. According to the law of karma, if we cause

pain and suffering to other living beings, we must endure pain and suffering in

return, both individually and collectively. We reap what we sow, in this life and

the next, for nature has her own justice. No one can escape the law of karma

Linda M (1748)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:34 am
Signed, thanks.

Carol H (229)
Monday July 16, 2012, 6:52 am
signed and noted

Lisa Neste (207)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:06 am
Signed & shared on FB, thanks Cher.

Sara P (54)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:18 am
Immediately signed, also because I adore cats. Thank you Cher

Alice C (1797)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:55 am

. (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:35 am
Abducting stray cats from an adoption or the sanctuaries is horrible crime and is needed the totally elimination from U.S. society.
I don't think cats 1000.000 is a number needed to learn veterinary medicine, the account does not return.
I sign in the absolute hope of helping this count so wrong - thx u so much Cher

Jason Green (235)
Monday July 16, 2012, 8:43 am
signed #608 thank you

Monday July 16, 2012, 9:30 am
Thank you!

Anneke Andries (279)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:39 am
signed+reposting, t.y.Cher

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:48 am
Singed and noted. Thi is so seneselss. I actually got called to my daughters school because she refused to dissect a cat or a fog. They said unless she completed the dissection she would fail her class. Well lets just say I was very angry now. I took this issue all the way to the school board and my daughtr was told "she had a civil rightt to refuse such a practice". Due to this others students stood up and refused to these dissection practices. Now Im happy to say her high school no-longer forces students to dissect helpless animals...

Gina C (219)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:06 am
..Frogs are bad enough..i refused in class and was FORCED to watch as a classmate butchered him..

A comment above said its the only way for someone to properly learn about the insides so they can properly help our pets..thats true, WHEN and IF the person is in college or medical school..they can use an animal that was euthanised in a sheltor, not someones pet who was kidnapped and murdered.

Its a great way to desentize kids also, making them mutilate someones pet...giviing already sick minds a reason to go home and try it for themselves, which HAS happened btw..

Stephen Hill (633)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:12 am
Thank you Cher for sharing and caring so much with pleasure noted and action taken

Heather Norstrom (51)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:51 am
Thank you, Cher! And may I say WTF?! I had no idea this was going on! This is what they are teaching the kids in school? Gina Caracci, I agree with you 100% And to Mikah Savage, thank you for getting involved in your daughter's school! You made a difference!

Florence Eaise (132)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:42 pm
Noted signed and shared thanks so much Cher

Barbara K (60)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:47 pm
N & S with a comment. This is awful. We try to teach our children to be kind to animals and not to abuse them, and they are teaching them to abuse and ultimately kill cats? That is so wrong on so many levels. No wonder violence is growing.

Brenda Towers (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:53 pm
Noted, signed and shared.

Genoveva M (328)
Monday July 16, 2012, 1:58 pm
Signed, noted and shared. Thanks

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:01 pm

Aletta Kraan (146)
Monday July 16, 2012, 2:50 pm
Done !!

Roxann S (15)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:08 pm
Signed and Noted, Thank You Cher.

Fran F (117)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:11 pm
With advanced computer generated dissection models, there is no longer any excuse for junior high and high school students to dissect cats. Science classes need to involve students in discussion of scientific ethics, which isn't happening much now, given our cash-strapped public education. Thanks for posting this petition link, Cher, and thanks to Gina, Maggie, Barbara and Milkah for your well-thought-out comments!

Tomoko Harris (83)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:18 pm
Can they not use substitute?

Quinton Smith (40)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:29 pm
sign an noted =^..^=

Joe R (190)
Monday July 16, 2012, 3:52 pm

paula eaton (30)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:40 pm
No animal deserves this fate. It teaches kids to disrespect animals and that it is ok to use them. There are alternatives to this disgusting activity. People need to learn compassion to all life.

MmAway M (507)
Monday July 16, 2012, 5:56 pm
Had to say this should of stopped decades ago...when I was in high school I got an "F" since I would not do the FROG..

This makes me sick! N&S OBVIOUSLY!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:06 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:06 pm
More spammers ~ what's going on!

Bonita Annis (20)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:50 pm
Noted, signed and shared...What a disgrace that in a day of computer technology, animals continue to suffer such horrendous fates!

Kim O (396)
Monday July 16, 2012, 7:54 pm
Spamster reported, AGAIN!!! All of you spammers hit the road!! NOBODY wants your cheap ass knock offs!!! Go fishing for suckers on E-bay where you belong!!

Past Member (0)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:00 pm
signed at #829-ty-

Harshita S (137)
Monday July 16, 2012, 9:30 pm

Marie W (67)
Monday July 16, 2012, 10:16 pm

Esther Z (94)
Monday July 16, 2012, 11:58 pm
Noted and signed.

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 2:52 am
noted & signed

Mercedes P (54)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 4:12 am
OMG! Thank you, signed! Shared.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 5:00 am
signed, thanks Cher

. (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 10:20 am
It is not necessary to dissect animals to learn anatomy... schools may be able to arrange visits to labs with human cadavers (medical schools,etc) if they feel a hands on approach is necessary. It is certainly sobering to see a human laid open. To dissect a cat is not only a futile experience for children (what exactly do they learn?), it teaches them that animals are not important... it is time to change America's teaching practices and stop the illegal killing of these innocent cats!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 11:45 am
947, TU Cher

Margaret B (88)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 12:09 pm
signed.... I switched schools because of this! awful!

liz m (176)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 12:23 pm
signed & noted, thanks

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 3:24 pm

Wim Zunnebeld (144)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 3:24 pm

Azaima A (207)
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 9:18 pm
support our feline friends

Arild G (174)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 2:15 am
Signed,,TY Cher.

Solomiia B (43)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 3:38 pm
Signed, noted, shared. Thank you Cher!

Barry AWAY T (935)
Friday July 20, 2012, 7:58 am
done, thanks!

Melania Padilla (122)
Monday July 23, 2012, 10:40 am
Signed and shared!

Sergio Padilla (65)
Monday July 23, 2012, 12:55 pm
Signed, thanks for posting.

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday July 24, 2012, 8:27 pm
Noted and Signed Tks. Cher...

Past Member (0)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 9:32 am
Signed TY

Sara Williams (8)
Tuesday July 31, 2012, 7:59 pm

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 3:49 am
Signed and noted.

Yulan Lawson (156)
Monday November 19, 2012, 11:55 am
Noted and signed.
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