When I was 16 (I’m 23 now) we were required to dissect fetal pigs in our Biology class. I knew I couldn’t do it and after being on the Peta 2 site I realized I could say something about it. I talked to my teacher and explained to him that I didn’t believe I needed to dissect an animal in order to learn and told him I could not do it. He agreed to look into alternatives and ended up finding an online program for me to do that was pretty much a virtual dissection with quiz questions about the different parts of the pig.
I had to be in the room the first day they brought in the pigs because he didn’t have the program ready for me. I ended up having to leave the room because I started crying. Lol. I’m very thankful that I had a teacher that was open-minded about it all. I wouldn’t have been able to cut into that poor baby pig.