My son wants to be a veterinary, so he took an anatomy class. They had to disect cats.
I don't like the idea of school having you disect animals just for education, when you could learn it in a book. Now, if you were wanting to be in a medical field, I can see them having you disect an animal.
The hardest part for my son was that they had to name the cat before they started to disect it. That made it a real thing, instead of just educational.
He could actually understand what it would be like to be a vet, and operating to save an animal after taking that class.
I took an F in biology because I refused to disect a frog.