Keep the animals at the Career Center

Keep the animals at the Career Center

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Ellen Boling started this petition to Arlington Public Schools

Arlington Tech is a PBL (Project Based Learning) school. This involves hands-on learning and projects. The Animal Sciences program takes these things to heart. This hands-on approach provides students with an interactive experience that helps prepare them for job or intern possibilities. Removing the farm animals (or any other animals) would have adverse effects on the value of the program. The lack of farm animals would take away the experience that students would need to prepare them for going into college. It could also lower the interest of incoming students in the course, which would result in fewer people to care for the animals.

There are also risks to transporting the animals out of Arlington Tech. The animals may get stressed and anxious from the loud sounds and movement. It is also important that each animal is provided with proper food, water, and temperature that they need to have during travel. There is a possibility that the vehicles used to move them may not supply each and every animal with its necessities. In addition, these animals have spent many years living at Arlington Tech. They will become upset leaving the place and the people that have cared for them. 

Finally, many students are drawn to this program due to the opportunity to work with animals on a daily basis. Learning how to provide and properly care for them will benefit us in the future. These animals can encourage us to pursue our dreams of becoming groomers, veterinarians, zookeepers, kennel attendants, pet sitters, dog walkers, laboratory animal caretakers, veterinary technicians, wildlife biologists, and many more. Thanks to this program many opportunities have opened up for students, and special bonds have been made with the animals. Please consider sharing this petition with your friends and leaving a comment as to why you think the animals should stay. Thank you to everyone for your support!

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