School defends students for dissecting cat and using its intestines as jump rope

The students jumping rope 
By: Tanya Malhotra

(Scroll down for video) Animal lovers were outraged after a video surfaced, showing students jumping rope with intestines of a cat.

However, the Texas school district said that no one will be punished over the incident.

The North East Independent School District in San Antonio, said that the incident occurred during an anatomy class at Winston Churchill High School.

The district said that the teacher felt that the lesson would be more effective to show how long and strong the cat's intestines are.

The teacher said that while she was in college, she participated in the same lesson during which a cat was dissected and the intestines were removed.

The video showed the teacher and another student turning the rope while a student jumped.

Spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor said that the lesson was not meant to be disrespectful.

However, PETA wants the school to stop using real animals. They want the school to replace “cruel and crude” dissection methods with animal-free lessons.