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Childhood is fleeting and children should be allowed to maintain a little of its innocence

Contributed by editor on Sep 15, 2009 - 09:43 PM


Dear Editor,

Re:-Anger over Shepway primary school slaughtering sheep

How dare Andrea Charman take the course that she did knowing there were people against this decision.

What she did was arrogant and cruel and the fact that she sent poor Marcus to slaughter ahead of time rather shows the total disregard of feelings as I am sure that she was afraid if the argument went on any longer she would lose. Indeed I am surprised that she did not supervise his end for herself. I feel that she should be made to stand down over this action.

My heart goes out to those most deeply affected by this episode from the pupils and parents to people like Paul O'Grady who kindly offered money to save the life of Marcus they too must be completely sickened by her actions.

It is not necessary to teach our children where meat comes from in this way and my only hope is that this will stop other schools from following suit.

Childhood is fleeting and children should be allowed to maintain a little of its innocence we have to face the harsh reality too soon as it is.

Wendy Reader


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