Have they run out of things to teach?

Contributed by editor on Sep 15, 2009 - 02:49 PM

Dear Editor,

Re:-Anger over Shepway primary school slaughtering sheep

Whether or not slaughter and eating meat is right or wrong that isn't really the issue here.

The main issue is the values being taught to these children about what an animals life means and quite clearly this school is teaching these children that animals are commodities that people can kill at any given moment.

These children are too young to understand the difference between a sheep and a household pet, to them an animal is an animal!

Desensitising these children in this manner is surely asking for trouble.

I do not understand why this school feels it is their job to teach children that animals are here for our consumption and profit rather than our companions or friends.

What shocks me more is some of the parents also seem to agree with this, if my child were at this school I would never have allowed it.

Dev Ious

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