PETA successfully pressured an upstate New York school to end a well- regarded course in the ecology of food in which willing students raised and slaughtered chickens. It was much like a 4H program but more balanced– vegetarian students were encouraged to address the class, there were lectures on eating less meat, and they were even shown a PETA film!
Not enough for the ninnies. PETA said, under the headline “School Had Been Holding Mass Decapitations of Birds in Classroom”, that “slaughtering” animals fosters a dangerous mindset “that glorifies and even rewards violence.” An activist “met with school officials before Christmas to plead on the birds’ behalf and ask that they be sent to a farm sanctuary.”
The administrators caved, whining “it’s never a happy feeling saying you’re bowing to a public pressure you don’t agree with, and yet we all make those decisions from time to time.” I’d call them spineless but it would be an insult to invertebrates.
Wake up, people– they are everywhere. Some dog breeders I know were thrown out of a seminar for law enforcement in Albuquerque lead by a HSUS activist, on the link between animal abuse and domestic violence. Turns out the sherrif of Bernallilo county, like the mayor, is an AR activist and anti- hunter.
One of the forms of animal abuse cited was “breeding.”
They ARE out to get us– they almost got statewide spay neuter last year. I’m too old to move to Kazakhstan but if this goes on I may have to.