GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) - A teenager did more than let out a groan when she learned she had to dissect a fetal pig in her freshman biology class. She and her parents objected to school officials.
Morgan Merrick, a vegan who eats no meat, dairy products or eggs, believes it is wrong to dissect frogs and fetal pigs in the name of science.
She and her parents talked with a counselor on the day she was scheduled to start the dissection.
By midday, Morgan and the school had worked out a compromise. She could perform a virtual fetal pig dissection, on the Internet.
Morgan spent the next four days working independently in the library to complete her virtual dissection. She received a score of 85.
Vegan teenager opts out of pig dissection in class
Published: Fri Apr 16, 2004 | Modified: Sat Aug 06, 2005 06:04 p.m.