• Question: Why do we cut open frogs and not eat the remains?

    Asked by an alien to Miriam, Marton, Laura, David on 13 Nov 2018.
    • Photo: Miriam Hogg

      Miriam Hogg answered on 13 Nov 2018:

      I’m not entirely sure but I think its to do with hygiene and safety. We put our hands inside the animals when we are studying them and cut organs open so that probably makes it unsanitary (especially organs like bowels which contain lots of bacteria). Also in some places the animals are preserved using chemicals so they don’t decay before they have a chance to be studied. Those chemicals are normally not safe for eating so its probably better to just not eat them.