should animal dissection be allowed at schools ???

India
May 3, 2007 5:53am CST
In various schools and colleges the students of medical background are taught about the various parts of a living body through animal disection..... Its really pathetic the way a muted animal or and insect is cut open alive and its parts are examined alive by torturing it to death and suffering.... moreover a huge number of such animals are killed in contrast to a handfull of students who really turn out to be future doctors I feel that in todays advanced world when pilots are taught to fly on virtual plans (screens)and there are computers that can give an insite to various fields there is simply no need to carry on such selfish and henious practices..... What do you feel????
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@kheyanne (288)
• Philippines
3 May 07
I don't know, but for me, medical courses should continue doing it. Sometimes, we can't rely everything on technology. Virtual simulation may be possible these days but when you really think about it, I don't think a surgeon won't have the necessary confidence operating on a human patient if he or she haven't had at least tried it on a real living creature. I think being under the care of such doctor is scarier
• India
3 May 07
well I still think that if a human dissection is aviodable at school level so is animal dissection....
@Darkwing (21590)
3 May 07
I also feel as you do, that animal disection should no longer be necessary in this day and age. I think we know enough nowadays for somebody to come up with the production of a pull apart, or cut apart model, similar to the plastic fruits and foods that Early Learning Centre provide for children. The organs and such could be made from a rubbery material, to make them more realistic and I'm sure this would serve the same purpose, especially in kids of school age. Brightest Blessings.
• India
3 May 07
Really darkwing you are correct and as we have so much advanced in the world of computers and robotics and artificial designing etc. We can easily design the artificial animal bodies to be disectioned for learning purposes or rather use high cals animations as now a days used by doctors at places to make themselves more precise in their work Any ways Take Care May GOD Bless YOU
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
3 May 07
As a great animal lover i support your opinion completely. That`s cruel way to learn anathomy. May be the computer variant is more suitable. But later theese students will work with people and this is a way of training. If they have made just a computer disections and practic for the first time with alive person-this will be really traumatical event and can be dangerous for the patient too. So the question is complicated.
• India
3 May 07
I FEEL THAT BESIDES HAVING KNOWLEDGE .....WHAT MATTERS IS THE NEGETIVE IMPACT THAT IS CREATED ON THE TENDER MINDS OF YOUNG STUDENTS..... our education teaches us to live in harmony with nature then why is this practiced.... and if a pilot can be tuaght by virtual means then why not a doctor......