Oct 16, 2008

Cutout Dissection.com is the name of a Teen!

Cutout Dissection.com/Jennifer Thornburg
A teen in the US legally changed her name to Cutout Dissection.com, the web address of an anti-dissection page created by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), in order to protest against animal dissections in schools.

The 19 year-old, who was earlier known as Jennifer Thornburg, began opposing dissections in middle school after a class assignment to cut up a chicken wing made her uncomfortable. Then, she helped create a policy at her high school that allows students who object to dissections to complete an alternative assignment. But, she wanted to do something more to protest animal dissections! So, she legally changed her name to Cutout Dissection.com, which is the URL for an anti-dissection website created by PETA, where she is interning.

"I normally do have to repeat my name several times when I am introducing myself to someone new," she told The Asheville Citizen-Times. "Once they find out what my name is, they want to know more about what the Web site is about."

Her driving license now reads Dissection.com and she wants to be called Cutout for short. Despite her legally changing the name, she said most of her family members still call her Jennifer.

via PETA


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