Stop Use of Live Animals in Ag. Classes
  • Petitioned Watertown High School

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Watertown High School

Stop Use of Live Animals in Ag. Classes

    1. Jordan Turner
    2. Petition by

      Jordan Turner

      Watertown, United States

The Global Conservation Group is petitioning Watertown Wisconsin High School on behalf of the countless animals that suffer and in some cases die. The Agriculture Department of WHS keeps fish and instructs students to take them out of the water at least once a week to weigh and measure them as part of a research project. The Ag. Department also conducts research on rats to determine how many tricks a rat can learn - withholding food is often encouraged by the educator as a training technique. The Ag. classes also place a pig (sow) in a gestation crate for months so students can observe the animal. Chickens are also observed. The chickens are kept so the school can sell the eggs, unfortunately the chickens never get to see the light of day or smell fresh air. Rabbits are kept in wire-bottom cages for years so students can learn "responsibility" by caring for the animal they are assigned. Students have been seen disrespecting the animals in which they "care" for on a regular basis. There is little to no veterinary care given to sick or injured animals.

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    1. Reached 2,000 signatures
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      Jordan Turner
      Petition Organizer

      The school is now taking steps to resolve the issues.

    3. Reached 500 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

    • Jennica Munden PUEBLO, CO
      • 11 months ago

      Animals can be cared for and used for instructional purposes, but measures should be taken to their health. The LORD made us stewards over the earth and animals that we should care for the world and living things respectfully.

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    • Gary Belanger MANCHESTER, NH
      • 11 months ago

      who are you to torture ANY animal

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    • suzy pearson INMAN, SC
      • about 1 year ago

      NO EXCUSE FOR ANIMAL ABUSE...STOP USING ANIMALS FOR TESTING & THESE UNCALLED TESTS.

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    • KARIN GEE SPRINGVILLE, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Animals need people to speak for them because they can't!

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    • d.w. niles ORL, FL
      • about 1 year ago

      NO WORDS

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