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Weird question (:

Manzagal3Manzagal3 Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
When I visited UCSD over the summer, my tour guide kept talking about a bunch of animal dissection labs (kittens, rabbits, dogs) and that the cafeterias sometimes serve kangaroo...
So my question is: Did I just get a tour guide who hates animals, or is UCSD really not animal friendly?
I'm a vegetarian and I'm opposed to animal testing/dissection so would I not fit in at UCSD?

Just for clarification, I'm not a crazy militant animal protester. I just don't eat meat and I would decline to dissect animals, but I wouldn't hurt anyone or have a demonstration or anything scary like that.
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Replies to: Weird question (:

  • LifeTranscendsLifeTranscends Registered User Posts: 112 Junior Member
    Umm... I am not sure what your tour guide was talking about. If you are a bio major and end up take embryology lab or physiology lab, then yes, you will probably end up dissecting animals. But labs involving animals can usually be easily avoided (there are quite a few bio labs involving plants and bacteria). But if you are not a bio major, this does not apply to you all.

    That being said, there ARE research labs on campus that do work on animals (mostly mice, frogs and flies, sometimes dogs and maybe kittens). However, I don't think the campus itself has an anti-animal bias, and you certainly are not obligated to take part in any of these activities.

    And the dining halls most certainly do not serve kangaroo.
  • astrinaastrina Registered User Posts: 3,029 Senior Member
    sounds like the geniuses behind the koala are now offering campus tours ...
  • oneeyeddeacononeeyeddeacon Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    Kangaroo??? WHERE???? I want a bite...
  • eric_123456eric_123456 Registered User Posts: 297 Junior Member
    lol...at Cafe V.
    they serve gators, rabbits, and cute delectable chihuahua's too!!
  • ucsandiego915ucsandiego915 Registered User Posts: 1,643 Senior Member
    Yeah I would say UCSD is pretty animal friendly and very environmentally friendly too. That's kind of weird your tour guide mentioned that.
  • oneeyeddeacononeeyeddeacon Registered User Posts: 231 Junior Member
    I remember a tour guide telling us that those tall blue nets in between library walk and Muir are used to catch giraffes that escape from the San Diego zoo.
  • ArcticArctic Registered User Posts: 664 Member
    lol your tour guide was a jokester
  • thetrumpet070thetrumpet070 Registered User Posts: 387 Member
    You think it's all fun and jokes until some giraffes break loose. Then you'll be thankful we have those Giraffe Nets up.
  • ArcticArctic Registered User Posts: 664 Member
    did anyone go into the forest this past week and see those pictures with the crossed on giraffe on them?

    No Giraffes!

    They might still be up, head into the forest and look at any of the Giraffe net poles for a taped picture
  • Manzagal3Manzagal3 Registered User Posts: 131 Junior Member
    ...Ok...this discussion is officially random.
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