Miley Cyrus’ teenage sister, Noah Cyrus, is working with PETA’s youth division to demonstrate the evils of dissecting animals in school classrooms, by appearing in a graphic ad that shows her cut open on a school lab table.
“I AM NOT A CLASSROOM EXPERIMENT,” reads the PETA2 ad, which is aimed directly at teens. “Neither are cats, frogs, rats, pigs, or other animals killed for dissection. Please choose not to dissect. #DissectionKills.”
The “Dissection Kills” campaign asks kids to opt out of the procedure in class, and 15-year-old Cyrus proudly explains to PETA2 her stance on animal experiments.
“Because I love all animals so much, people, I feel like they should realize they don’t have to cut into something to learn about it,” she told the group.
Cyrus says during the video, “It kind of was weird being on the table and getting the feeling of about to be cut open. The thought of that happening to an animal would feel terrible. I would never want that to happen to my animals, of course.”
She also asks other kids to say “no,” to participating in science room dissections. “I would totally say I’m not cutting into this animal I would never do that.”
“You should ask your teacher for other humane alternatives,” she says.
In the video, the younger Cyrus also tells the story of her college friend, who was required to dissect animals during courses to become a veterinarian.
“She had to cut off like a tail off of a little lamb and a pig and dissect a cow,” she said. “That’s terrible I would never want to do that.”
Watch the video below:
According to PETA2:
The dissection industry kills more than 10 million animals every year. The animals are bred in warehouses, stolen from the wild, bought from animal shelters, or cut from their mother’s wombs. After being killed, they’re pumped full of chemicals to preserve their bodies. That’s no way to learn about life! You can be scientifically minded and learn about animals and anatomy—and see what their insides look like (if you’re into that sort of thing)—without hurting them.
Meanwhile, Virginia legislators ironically had to intervene in March to protect animals from PETA, which runs an animal shelter at its headquarters on the banks of the St. Elizabeth River that euthanized over 80 percent of the animals in its care in 2014.