Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Dear PETA,

Please come to the Ozarks! Oh please, Oh please! We have many truckloads of "open minded" individuals who would love to be enlightened by your infinite insight into the 'ethical treatment' of all critters great and small...yeahhhhhhh, ri-ight!
Those prissy pants metros wouldn't last 5 minutes at a REAL working hog farm!
This has gone way beyond ridiculous...

Castration of Live Pig at Central Calif. School Ignites Protests

The Associated Press

ROSAMOND, Calif. (AP) - "A teacher who castrated a live pig in front of her high school class is the target of protests by animal rights activists throughout the country.

The protests began after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals posted information about the incident at Rosamond High School on its Web site last month. The posting does not say when the castration occurred.

"We're concerned not only because animals suffer during these routine castrations but also because of the message it sends to students who are still forming opinions about treatment of animals in our society," said Stephanie Bell, a PETA cruelty case worker.
(I'm sure by high school most have formed an opinion that bacon is mighty tasty!)

Rod Van Norman, superintendent of the Southern Kern Unified School District School 55 miles northeast of Los Angeles, said animal castrations often occur in agriculture classes and are an important skill for students to learn.
(Comes in handy during divorce proceedings)

"I don't know why they're picking on a little school district," he said.
(Uh, duh...because they can! Simply because you are a small district, dontcha get it? They are bullies, plain and simple.)

Charles Parker, assistant state Future Farmers of America adviser at the California Department of Education, said anesthesia is not normally used during pig castrations, which are done to calm male animals, prevent them from breeding and improve meat quality.

Bell said she hopes the nationwide attention will prompt the school district to reconsider teaching castration."
The whole stupid story here.

Yep, we can't be allowing our younguns to learn a skill like this! Good grief, they might actually use it where it's needed the most--weasely attorneys and PETA activists!
Just what did they object to specifically? That the piggy was still alive? That said pig was humiliated? That it was just another gruesome example of human beings subjucating and imposing their will upon the lesser creatures of the planet? Oh...I bet I know! It was because the teacher was FEMALE! HeeHeeHee! Yep, the weird analogy didn't get past the braintrust there at PETA.
I'd still like to see 'em pull that crap here in our neck of the woods.


Blogger Kathy said...

You're right. This is so stupid. Dan helped castrate several piggies last spring with a razor. They were totally unfazed. They were more impacted by their move here then they were by the surgery!

Do you remember several years ago when PETA picketed at Bass Pro and people showed up and held a fish fry? Heh, I love this Ozarks!

2/22/2006 10:06 AM  

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