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Puppy dissected for school biology assignment

Posted: Aug 13, 2008 06:33 AM PST

Updated: Aug 13, 2008 11:48 AM PST

Puppy Dissection Assignment










By Greg Meriwether - bio | email

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A worker at a Baton Rouge photo lab is used to developing photographs of birthday parties, beautiful sunsets, and vacations. A picture of a girl cutting up a dead puppy, however, was a first.

The worker, from a Baton Rouge Walgreen's drug store, immediately called sheriff's deputies, who launched an investigation. Deputies were led to a student from Woodlawn High School who told them her mother had gotten the dead puppy for her from the East Baton Rouge Parish Animal Control, according to a police report.



The puppy that was given to the student's mother for the school assignment had previously been euthanized, investigators were told. Upon further investigation, deputies learned that the dissection of the dead puppy was part of an assignment from the girl's biology teacher, Dennis Dyer. The assignment read, in part, "Skeletal preparation can be an interesting and rewarding project for those who recognize that beauty and have the stomach for the grosser side of Biology." A report from the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says the teacher told his students if they could not find a dead wild animal, they could get one from animal control.

However, Chris Trahan, a spokesman for the school system says that is not true. Trahan says the teacher never instructed students to retrieve a euthanized puppy from animal control. "If a student chooses to do the skeletal preparation, the dissection is NOT performed at the school but is done at the student's home with parental consent and supervision," Trahan said in a written statement. "The teacher will okay this project only after a permission slip with a parent or guardian's signature is returned to the school. The teacher stated that at no time did he direct any of his students to go to the animal control center or the humane society to collect a specimen," Trahan said.

The teacher says the student approached him and stated that she went to animal control and workers there "offered to provide her with a euthanized animal if it was for a school project," Trahan said. "Once they've been euthanized, they are disposed of," said Hilton Cole, director of the EBR Animal Control Center. "And that's the end of their little lives and it's rather unpleasant. So, if somehow, some way, one of these animals can somehow help a student or help an educational program or enhance a life maybe in the future and stimulate some young mind to become a scientist or an investigator of some sort, I feel like that's a worthy cause," Cole said.







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  • OnTheEdgeOfInsanity 2009/04/01 22:25:43
    Not under any circumstances
    OnTheEdgeOfInsanity
    +1
    absolutely fucking not. omg how could anyone?
  • The heartless 2009/04/01 09:16:15
    Not under any circumstances
    The heartless
    +1
    No i would not dissect a puppy as a class assignment! That is sick and gross... circumstances dissect puppy class assignment sick gross

    awwww..
  • I Am Th... The hea... 2009/04/01 21:38:04 (edited)
    I Am The Future
    +1
    hahaha
    i thought u were heartless!
  • The hea... I Am Th... 2009/04/02 12:47:45
    The heartless
    No i am not heartless- that's just the name of a song....doesn't mean i am a heartless person...haha:) i love animals! i could never kill or disect one...gross
  • Brittany 2009/04/01 09:11:40
    Not under any circumstances
    Brittany
    +1
    I certainly hope not. circumstances hope
  • Rhi-ot. 2009/04/01 01:08:49
    Not under any circumstances
    Rhi-ot.
    +1
    Let's not make young people become scarred for life by disecting what could have been someone's beloved pet, shall we?
  • Gwynodd 2008/09/26 18:29:45
    It serves a purpose
    Gwynodd
    +1
    Medical students dissect human cadavers why not a dead puppy. I know I am sounding harsh here but the only way to learn human or animal antomy is thru dissection. I was a nurse - I know.
  • Laura In Dandyland 2008/08/21 00:49:44
    Not under any circumstances
    Laura In Dandyland
    god, no...
  • trader 2008/08/20 16:52:01 (edited)
    It serves a purpose
    trader
    +1
    No problem with it. Better to get one from there than have your child pilfering rabid roadkill. Yuck!
  • my*chemical*romance*lover 2008/08/18 17:24:27
    Not under any circumstances
    my*chemical*romance*lover
    +1
    NO BECAUSE, THEY HAVE TO KILL HEALTHY POOR PUPPYS LIKE ITS NOT THE SAME FOR FROGS!!!!!!!
  • Ginjo 2008/08/18 15:34:16
    Not under any circumstances
    Ginjo
    +1
    I wouldn't, but that is just me. I am NOT into biology at ALL. However, this young lady may end up being an amazing scientist or doctor, so if she is down with it, truly I don't see the harm. Scientists have been disecting animals and humans for hundreds of years in the pursuit of learning.
  • mikebyrd 2008/08/18 05:38:05 (edited)
  • Frank J 2008/08/18 05:28:39
    Not under any circumstances
    Frank  J
    No way,any sick scum bag that could do that to any animal better stay away from me because i will kick his skuzzy face in.There is no reason to do this despicable act of cruelty.They probably put that puppy to sleep so they could give that mentally deranged girl a game piece for her sick class.
  • trader Frank J 2008/08/20 16:54:46
    trader
    Regardless of what your profile says. Grow up.
  • Frank J trader 2008/08/21 02:41:19
    Frank  J
    screw you creep
  • Cowboy ... Frank J 2011/11/09 19:32:05
  • missnoee 2008/08/18 02:53:53
    Not under any circumstances
    missnoee
    +1
    Couldn't do it.......I have too much tenderness for animals.....including dead ones. If I saw a poor little puppy that had been euthanized, I'd be too sad for the little creature who never got to live its life. Too sad.
  • kellley 2008/08/18 02:12:48
    Not under any circumstances
    kellley
    +1
    Never would I do that, Hell I couldn't disect a dead frog, even the dead animals should have some respect. Thank God that my lab buddy was able to or else we would have failed.
  • NICKI70 2008/08/17 22:06:46
    It serves a purpose
    NICKI70
    +2
    We did a pig in nursing school
  • Ace~Mr.... NICKI70 2008/08/18 02:58:56
    Ace~Mr.Giantess~
    +1
    We did a pig in high school.
  • NICKI70 Ace~Mr.... 2008/08/18 03:24:53 (edited)
    NICKI70
    +1
    Fun huh,its scary how much of the pig is like we are.
  • Frank J Ace~Mr.... 2008/08/18 05:36:16
    Frank  J
    +2
    Woop de doo,fun huhhh.I hope you and your class enjoyed yourself.Was it fun.Gross.
  • my*chem... Frank J 2008/08/18 17:25:32
    my*chemical*romance*lover
    AND THATS DIFFERENT
  • Frank J my*chem... 2008/08/18 22:06:26
    Frank  J
    Huh??? and thats different,what is that supposed to mean???
  • Laura I... NICKI70 2008/08/21 00:50:25
    Laura In Dandyland
    I did a pig heart in middle school....
  • highlatte 2008/08/17 18:57:53
    Not under any circumstances
    highlatte
    We dissected frogs way back when. lol I thought mammals were used at university for medical study students, not jr and high schoolers.
  • Tiki 2008/08/17 18:54:27
    Not under any circumstances
    Tiki
    No way!
  • Tommy Trend 2008/08/17 18:52:15
    Undecided
    Tommy Trend
    +1
    I've dissected a cat in high school physiology
  • Frank J Tommy T... 2008/08/18 05:59:03
    Frank  J
    +1
    Oh isnt that wonderful,makes you proud huh.High school is supposed to teach kids love and respect for animals, not how to operate a corner butcher shop.That kind of class is for a medical school not a high school.How woud you like to be laying on that table and have some pimple faced jerk off kid cut you up.Could i have a pound of liver,please,and cut it thin.HUH,SICK I gotta go before i do something bad.
  • ♥♥Kaylen♥♥ 2008/08/17 18:42:31
    Not under any circumstances
    ♥♥Kaylen♥♥
    NEVER would i disect a puppy even if its already dead
  • Janice 2008/08/17 18:35:59
  • Headhunter 13 2008/08/17 18:35:36
    It serves a purpose
    Headhunter 13
    +4
    Why not
  • ..... Headhun... 2008/08/17 18:39:38
  • XxxallaloneinacrowdedworldxxX 2008/08/17 18:35:16
  • Eileen 2008/08/17 18:31:09
    It serves a purpose
    Eileen
    +2
    I understand that it serves a purpose, and I understand that it is already dead. ButI myself would never be able to do that to a puppy. So no *i* would never dissect a puppy
  • SparkleyPie 2008/08/17 18:30:53
    It serves a purpose
    SparkleyPie
    +3
    Sure. If my wish was to go into the medical field. It's not like they murdered a puppy for the assignment. The puppy was previously euthanized.

    Humans are dissected by college students every day. I don't see the big deal.
  • Ace~Mr.Giantess~ 2008/08/17 18:27:05
    It serves a purpose
    Ace~Mr.Giantess~
    +3
    It's no worse than dissecting any other kind of animal.
  • missnoee Ace~Mr.... 2008/08/18 02:57:07
    missnoee
    +1
    True ace........myself.......I wouldn't be able to dissect ANYthing.
  • Graphique Design 2008/08/17 18:17:19
    Undecided
    Graphique Design
    +1
    I don't think I would. It is like telling me to dissect a baby.
  • ..... 2008/08/17 18:05:27

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