Stop Sickening School 'Possum Hunt' Where Children are Encouraged to Kill
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Victory! School Possum Hunt CANCELLED!
Lady Freethinker is pleased to announce that Orini Combined School has cancelled the scheduled possum hunt fundraiser. We thank them for this decision.
Children as young as 5 years old are urged to kill innocent possums in a sickening fundraiser for Orini Combined School in Taupiri, New Zealand, scheduled for September 30, 2017.
“We don’t care if you trap ‘em or shoot ‘em. it’s all on to clean up the possum vermin in Orini and raise some funds...all welcome to join in the family fun," reads the twisted event poster.
The barbaric event -- for grades 0 through 8 -- is horrifically cruel to the possum victims, and also teaches children at a very young age that slaughtering animals is not only OK, but a fun and rewarding activity. The children are even awarded prizes for killing the heaviest possum and the possum with the "best fur."
Sign the petition demanding that Orini Combined School cancel this horrific event, and instead teach children that animals are not "vermin," but thinking, feeling beings that deserve respect, not violence.
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