Quote from generaljinjur
nope, no guilt. the cadaver had a long, full life and the choice to be used for science. the fetal pig had neither. at least my pork chops have had a chance to savor the sunlight and wallow in the mud.
no problem. different strokes for different folks, i guess.
i would have more of a moral dilemma of dissecting a person (whose family probably couldn't pay for a proper funeral and therefore donated their body to medical science), regardless of the age, than dissecting an animal.
(i know that all cadavers are not people whose family couldn't pay for a proper funeral, but a significant portion of them are.)
i live in the washington dc area and i see all kinds of suburan do-gooders come from all over the country to march on the mall or in front of the white house several times a year to save the whales, seals, or whatever. and i wonder how much these same people donate to their local homeless shelter, meals-on-wheels or domestic abuse shelter on a regular basis.
i think it has become much more fashionable to want to save something that is furry, cuddly, or given a talking voice in the latest blockbuster movie than to want to save a person.
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