A Texas teacher had students use a cat's intestines as a jump rope as part of a biology class, a method the school district defends as "effective.' It was intended to teach how long and tough intestines are.
However, animal rights activists are slamming the San Antonio high school for it's "gruesome" approach that can "foster callousness" toward cats.
The controversy erupted this month when video of students at Winston Churchill High School using the intestines as a jump rope was posted on SnapChat.
"This lesson really was not meant to be disrespectful or degrading in any way. And when the teacher found out that that's how it was being portrayed, they were actually very upset about it," school spokeswoman Aubrey Chancellor told KENS-TV.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals posted the video on its website.
You can also see the KENS-TV report: