I recently discussed the topic of breeding dogs solely for using them in veterinary school for terminal surgeries. A girl I know was incredibly offended by the idea. I can completely understand this reaction. However, I really didn't see much of a problem with it and I feel like I should have. But I look at the situation like this: it is the best way for vet students to learn - to work on real, live animals. Although I would rather perform such surgeries on shelter pets that are already going to be put down than breed animals for this purpose, I still don't find the idea horribly offensive. I just see it as a necessary evil until we can come up with the technology to replace it with something capable of teaching us just as well. Yes, I would not like to have to kill animals for the purpose of my own learning - vet school, research, or otherwise... but if that is the best tool we have and by killing one we are able to save many more in the long run, then is it so wrong? Just curious as to others' opinions. Should I not feel this way?