Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Miss Chicken, Sep 14, 2013.
I don't eat anything with a shadow.
So...you live on air? I'm not trying to be glib or anything, but even a cucumber has a shadow.
Vivisection ? In schools ?
^ I dissected a frog in high school biology in the '60's.
Nice timing: this NYT article about part-time veganism showed up on my Facebook feed right after I posted above.
Level 5 vegans... they're everywhere.
Nah, it's just a joke.
It's from an episode of the Simpsons, where Lisa meets a "Level 5 Vegan" and he claims he doesn't eat anything with a shadow. I was attempting to show my ass, thank you very much.
w00t! Simpsons in the hizzouse!
I think they're just more "in your face" and loud about it, using it as jokes and such. By percentages, the passive-aggressive "Do you have to eat that where I have to smell it?" vegans are certainly no scarce creature.
So did I. The frogs were pithed, as described in Wiki:
As far as I can remember, no one in the class expressed any ethical objection to the dissection of living but insensible frogs.
What about the ducks and rabbits ? Does that still happen in schools ?
Sounds like cool people, good for them.
Oh, that's a good point actually. I don't know if I'd thought of that before.
When I was in high school aside from the frog we dissected a fetal pig and (in AP Bio) a shark.
We did cows eyes and other parts. It's not that that bothers me particularly. It's kids vivisecting (note vivisecting, not disecting) animals and being told it's O.K. to do so that bothers the hell out of me. Particularly higher order creatures like rabbits and birds.
The ducks and rabbits were dead before dissection. The frogs still had moving parts but were dead by chloroform.
"Vivisection" was my poor word choice. I was helping Comet post and I misunderstood what she was telling me, and since English isn't her first language she didn't catch my error.
Now she's mad at me for making her look bad.
Understood ! Yes, there,s a big difference.
Vivisection's a very controversial subject in the U.K., maybe not so much elsewhere, but it certainly gets people upset over here.
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