After being contacted by a distraught student
and her family, PETA immediately called on Florida's North Naples Middle School
to discipline a teacher who placed dead frogs on the desk of the student who
exercised her legal right to opt out of animal dissection. As a result of
complaints from the family and PETA, the school district investigated and found
that the teacher violated its code of ethics, "acted insensitively and
inappropriately," and exercised "poor professional judgment."
The teacher was removed from the school, a
disciplinary letter of warning has been placed in her district and state
personnel files, and she will receive training on how to be more sensitive to
students' needs. PETA has also offered to donate humane alternatives to
dissection to the entire school district.
Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights? Read more.