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Illinois Teacher Prohibited from Using Live Animals in Class

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Posted July 20, 2011 by Christina

A distraught parent at Shawnee High School in Illinois recently contacted PETA after her daughter witnessed the school’s agriculture instructor allow another student to bring a live rabbit to class, bludgeon the rabbit to death, and then skin the rabbit.

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PETA urged the school to investigate and end the use of all live animals in its classrooms and filed an open records request to find out the results of the school’s investigation.  When the school refused to release the records as required by law, PETA filed a complaint with the state attorney general, and the school agreed to turn over the documents. The records revealed that—as a result of complaints from PETA and the concerned parent—the school district investigated, officially reprimanded the teacher, and prohibited the teacher from using live animals in future classes. Success!

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  • 1888 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh wow! I am from Illinois. If they were doing that in my class room I’d be on the phone with the cops instantly! After threatening the teacher though. No way I’d ever let that happen.

  • 1889 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    About in tears after reading this!! SO HORRIBLE!!!:(( Good for the person who contacted PETA. Nobody should get away with something as horrible as this. This is no way to learn. Unless you’re taking some kind of class about how to be as inhumane as possible!! SICKENING!!!:'((

  • 1918 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is just sick! How can anyone do that? So happy, and proud of you guys as well as the concerned mom! One person can make a difference.

  • 1936 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    omg!!! >>>>>>>>>>>:( if i were in that class i would’ve snatched that rabbit up fast and sprinted outside to let it free!! >>>:((((((

  • 1937 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    The teacher should be fired!!!

  • Sam

    1940 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    if my teacher even dared to touch any animal in an abusive way in front of class , a desk would be flying his way .

    • 1928 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      YEE-AH! me too!

  • 1960 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    OMG!!! I’m glad they stopped him but who would do that to such an innocent little creature.

  • 1961 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    nooo! x( i love rabbits!!

  • 1964 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That guy is WACK!

  • 1964 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    My science teacher last year was the only science teacher who wouldn’t teach dissection. She is an ex-vet and zookeeper, and really likes animals.

  • 1964 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is so sad!!!! Poor bunny!

  • 1964 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Oh My Gosh. This makes me sick to my stomach.

  • 1964 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    That is TERRIBLE!

  • 1965 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    What is bludgeon mean??? But anyways, that is so terribal!!!!!!!

    • 1964 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      bludgeon means club to death

  • 1965 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Good success, but what they were doing was horrible!

  • 1965 days ago

    VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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    Glad that horrible man has been stopped.. Ugh. Sick b*****d 🙁 how is it teaching people anything?

    • 1941 days ago

      VA:F [1.9.22_1171]

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      How can you hurt thoae bunnies they’re adowable.

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