Stop the torture of our virtual friends!
Imagine being ripped apart from your family, violently restrained and plunged into cyberspace to be used and then discarded by thankless high schoolers. This sickening mental picture is the unfortunate reality for countless virtual animals across America.
Virtual dissections are widely regarded as a “convenient” alternative to their physical counterparts because students can learn about the anatomy of animals without making a mess in a classroom or laboratory. Teachers who incorporate virtual dissections into their lesson plans preach ease and cleanliness. But they will never be able to clean the blood off their hands.
Every time an oblivious—or perhaps sadistic?—science teacher assigns students a “virtual dissection,” they profit off of the suffering of the creatures depicted on the computer screen. You have seen the bloodcurdling videos of innocent pigs and cows being butchered for human consumption. You have heard the stories of animals abused by cosmetic companies seeking to test their products. But have you heard the oh-so-inconvenient truth about our virtual brothers and sisters?
Damning video evidence of these crimes against artificial animalkind depicts the horrible virtual breeding facilities that house these virtual animals in virtual cages hardly big enough for them to stretch their virtual limbs. These victims of virtual dissection are cruelly slaughtered without virtual anesthetic before they even reach virtual maturity.
Eyewitness accounts and undercover journalists report that students who use these innocent creatures as “educational tools” often disrespect their virtual corpses by clicking in inappropriate locations. Our pixelated friends do not deserve this.
As of last month, the brave and noble organization known as People for the Ethical Treatment of Virtual Animals (PETVA) has launched a campaign to end this baseless slaughter and inhumane cruelty. Before this year is over, schools will be reprimanded, rallies will be held and strongly-worded letters will be written.
A groundbreaking documentary entitled “2-Dimensional Bodies, 3-Dimensional Souls” is also in the works.
If you even have a heart, you’ll want to fight back against this injustice. So here are some suggestions:
- Visit www.virtuallivesmatter.com to donate to the cause. Any amount is appreciated, but checks for $1,000 or more are preferred.
- Contact your local congress member via phone, email or in-person picketing.
- Boycott any virtual dissections that are part of your science curriculum.
- Boycott any science classes that include virtual dissections.
- Boycott science.