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Sunday, October 28, 2007

Vegetarian Harrassed by Canadian High School Authorities

Jennifer at Animalblawg has a fascinating post about a student at Churchill High School who made a presentation and was hounded out of the school by administrators. From Animalblawg:

Unfortunately, one of the classes didn’t want to hear their presentation, and the students started heckling the advocates. No one has explained why the teacher didn’t intervene to make the kids behave. The harassment continued over the next several days; says McMahon, “In the halls after, there was a lot of screaming at us.”

However, not all the kids were adverse to the advocates’ message, and, two days later, parents of other students who had heard the presentation became irate when their children were refusing to eat meat. These parents called the school to complain about the success of the advocates’ presentation.

Rather than remind the parents that a school is a place of learning, the administration turned on the advocates. According to McMahon’s mother, “They talked vaguely: ‘This will be a mark against you,’” and threatened to not allow the advocates to go on a class field trip later in the year, as punishment.

The harassment and unfriendly administration has led McMahon to leave the school altogether, and she will be home-schooled for the rest of the school year.

What kind of crap is that?

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