Anger over Shepway primary school slaughtering sheep

Contributed by editor on Sep 11, 2009 - 09:15 AM

Parents of pupils who hand-reared a sheep at their Shepway school are angry that the animal is to be slaughtered and the meat raffled.

The sheep, a neutered male called Marcus is one of three others at Lydd Primary School farm. The meat is to be raffled to buy more animals.

Mother Jo Davis quoted on the BBC website said it was a disgrace that the sheep fed by hand by her eight-year-old daughter Megan was to be slaughtered and sold.

But Head teacher Andrea Charman is reported saying the school council voted for the slaughter.

Ms Charman started the farm, which also has rabbits, guinea pigs, cockerels and ducks, after she joined Lydd Primary in January.

Raffle tickets are being sold in shops in Lydd and the money raised will go to buy pigs which will be turned into sausages.

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