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NEW YORK (Reuters) – On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me … a frog dissection kit?
Shoppers at upscale U.S. menswear and accessory store Jack Spade in Manhattan’s trendy SoHo district were hopping mad to see frog dissection kits selling alongside $775 leather file cases and $145 Italian calfskin passport holders.
The $40 kit came in a cloth bag complete with a vacuum-sealed formaldehyde-treated frog, scissors, magnifying glass, forceps, probing sticks, ruler, instruction booklet on how to explore the animal’s innards, and a moist towelette.
After a barrage of complaints from shoppers and animal activists, the store said Tuesday that it had cleared its shelves of the kits and would no longer offer them.
“We’re going to issue an apology,” said company spokesman Mordechai Rubinstein.
Many of these same people who oppose frog dissection or medical research on laboratory animals have no problem at all with aborting a human being. My only complaint would have been the $40 price tag; the Fisher Scientific catalog has frogs starting at as low as $2.83 each ($283 for a pail of 100 frogs). Nice big bullfrogs are $9.95 each.
I’m thankful (on this Thanksgiving Day) that the doctors who do surgery on us first did surgery on live animals. I’m also thankful that before they did surgery on live dogs, they dissected dead cats. I’m also thankful that before they dissected dead cats, they dissected dead frogs.
Grace and Peace
Rat dissection image from Wikipedia article on dissection