- Apr 12, 2005
- San Francisco area, CA, USA
- 2015 Mazda 3 S GT, 2015 VW e-Golf
No, they were in a farming education class type thing. I don't believe that every animal that ends up on a plate got there by doing someone wrong ("that lamb was lookin' at my sista'!") and deserved to die.Mary apparently opposed
So this was like a pet to all 14 children, right? And they decided to kill it, although it didn't do anything wrong? This is why the world is what it is right now
These children learned about farming, and raising animals...then selling the animal for food to buy other animals. I applaud them for actually grasping the concept, and didn't just go "But...we named him! We want to keep him! Don't kill Marcus!" The children decided.
The world is the way it is because the parents objected because apparently children shouldn't be exposed to the same circle of life that I'll bet they were already aware of when they were that age.
And I'm willing to bet that it wasn't even the parents who put up a big stink, but completely unrelated members of the public who probably don't even live anywhere near this community.
When I was 6, I was a member of a 4H group who raised a cow, and sold it for slaughter. We learned SOOOO much from this about animal care, breeding, farming, and food production. I was already growing up around farmers and had already butched my first chicken by then, which we then ate. And not because the chicken "did anything wrong."