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    Profile photo of Karese

    Over a year ago

    Okay, so at the beginning of the school year my mom wanted me to the an animal Science class. So, that was alright, up until a month ago. A month ago we were talking about chickens, so to show us whatever, we were raising chickens in the greenhouse. That wasn’t too bad, up until two weeks ago, the teacher told us that we are raising them to feed to the seniors in FFA. That still wasn’t horrible, I can’t chose what other people eat. Granted I was pretty upset that I raised two of them. Then a week ago an oh s**t moment happened, not only did we raise them to eat, we are going slaughter them. We HAVE to! Either that or we FAILED the class! So today, he showed us what we are doing, I wanted to puke. He cut off the head of the chicken right in front of us, and gutted the poor chicken. We are supposed to do it ourselves on Thursday. I’m freaking out, what should I do?! I’m switching out at semester, but I need to keep my GPA up. Please please please help!

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  • Profile photo of Sara-W

    Over a year ago

    Hey @Karese,

    This is awful! Education shouldn’t be at the expense of taking life when humane alternatives exist.

    Talk to your teacher about it and let him know you are morally opposed to killing innocent creatures when there is absoultely no need to do so. You can ask for an alternative assignment. If your teacher isn’t being understanding, go to your principal. Never feel pressured into abusing or killing an animal!

    Please e-mail us at peta2@peta2.com if you need help with anything.

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  • Profile photo of free.4.all

    Over a year ago

    jeez that’s crazy. i’m not even dissecting, and my parents understand. I’d rather fail!

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  • Profile photo of Karese

    Over a year ago

    Thanks guys, my plan b is having my grandma pick me up before that class

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  • Profile photo of SkiVegChick

    Over a year ago

    Go to the principle. Like chenlI said, they can’t force you to do something that goes against your beliefs. They should have told you at the very begining of the semester, so you could have switched out easily. good luck :'(

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  • Profile photo of chenli

    Over a year ago

    You cannot be forced to do something against your will. Explain to the teacher that you are against dissection and killing animals and that you will readily do a work sheet or computer task that teaches you what you need to know without being hands on killing the poor thing. RIP chicken.

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