Earlier this month, video surfaced of a bunch of high school students at San Antonio's Winston Churchill High using stretched-out cat intestines as a jump rope. It quickly got PETA's attention.
The animal rights group—who recently bitched out Justin Bieber for petting a tiger on a leash at the Toronto Zoo—let out a bellow on behalf of all soon-to-be-dissected animals in high school biology classes, saying that the rope-jumping "makes light of the suffering and mutilation of animals" and "violates leading science education organizations' guidelines."
But according to local news organization My San Antonio, the Northeast Independent School District (NEISD) said there was nothing wrong about the whole thing—it was all just part of a lesson plan.
"This was not meant to be degrading or disrespectful," Aubrey Chancellor, NEISD executive director of communications said. "The idea of the lesson was to explore the tensile strength of the organs. The intention was for students to grasp that concept."
Chancellor added it is "too early" to say whether they'll make cat intestine jump roping against the rules at Winston Churchill High, but everyone knows that rules won't stop kids from getting some guts and playing around if they want to.