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Student Saves Feathered Friend

Written by PETA | October 26, 2010
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When killing time came, a Concordia, Kansas, high school student wasted not a minute in taking action to save a friend. No way, no how was Whitney Hillman going to bind her beloved chicken’s feet with wire and chop his head off over a bucket, as an animal husbandry teacher at Concordia High School had instructed her class to do. Instead, Whitney placed Chicklett Chicken-Hillman in her bag and headed home.

Whitney’s decision landed her a two-day, in-school suspension—but Chicklett was saved and sent to live on a farm. Does Whitney have any regrets? Heck no! She gladly accepted her punishment for leaving school grounds, paid the school for Chicklett, and has refused to apologize for her actions, noting that her previously stated objections were ignored by the instructor.  

PETA’s youth division, peta2, is sending Whitney a big “thank you!” for recognizing that chickens are friends (in Chicklett’s case, even Facebook friends), not food. History will look back kindly on this compassionate student.

Written by Karin Bennett

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  • Carla* says:

    Thanks Peta!!

  • PETA says:

    Carla, a search for the schools’ email address came up empty but here’s their mailing address and phone number. Concordia Junior-Senior High School 436 West 10th Concordia, KS 66901 (785) 243-2452

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    This is one of the reasons why I would never put a child of mine in public school.  They would either be home schooled or enrolled in a private Christian school, and if they went to the Christian school that had science or animal husbandry classes, I would make it very clear to the administration that MY child would not be killing or dissecting any living thing in the name of “education.”

  • nybo says:

    damn that school should be ashamed of themselves. GO WHITNEY :D

  • DIANE M. KASTEL says:

    God Bless Whitney for having sensitivity and compassion toward her pet chicken and the courage to save its life!

  • MARIMA says:

    whiteny what you done is amazing and show how much compassion you have for animals and i love petaaaaaaaaaa

  • Carla* says:

    What the heck is wrong with that school?? Could you please forward the school’s email address so we can tell them to stop this non-sense!! And a BIG hug and kisses to you from me, Whitney!! God bless you and your loving compassion!!

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