Dog-dissecting days ending at Valhalla college
The controversial dissection of live dogs at New York Medical College in Valhalla has come to an end. For decades, first-year physiology students at the school were expected to dissect live dogs to train for surgical procedures. Putting man's best friend under the knife is something animal lover Bob Funck pushed to get abolished at the college. ?It's very disturbing ?impossible to justify animals for this training program,? said Funck. A special committee at New York Medical College has reviewed the policy and recommended it be eliminated. Students will now use echocardiography, which are reflected ultrasonic waves that can provide them with the same information.