Eliminate Chicken Slaughter School Projects

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Eliminate Chicken Slaughter School Projects – 9 October 2008

Section 809 of the New York State Education Law – Humane Treatment of Live Vertebrate Animals – provides that no school district, school principal, administrator or teacher shall require or permit the performance of a lesson or experimental study on a live vertebrate animal in any school or during any activity conducted under the auspices of a school where such lesson or experimental study employs termination of life.

In response to the suggestion in “Poultry Press” of Karen Davis, President of United Poultry Concerns, we sent the following email thanking Dr. Ann Crotty for denying a waiver that would allow Canandaigua Academy students to slaughter chickens as a classroom project.

Dr. Ann Crotty, Associate in Science Education
Office of Curriculum, Instruction and
Instructional Technology
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 320EB
Albany, New York 12234
Email: acrotty@mail.nysed.gov

Dear Dr. Crotty:

Thank you for denying a waiver that would allow Canandaigua Academy students to slaughter chickens as a classroom project.

As grandparents and residents of Greene County here in New York State, we believe that it is more important than ever to teach compassion to young people.

Sincerely,
Frank L. Hoffman
Mary T. Hoffman

Be sure to visit www.upc-online.org to learn about the work that United Poultry Concerns is doing.

For more about chickens, visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/anex/chicken.html 

To read my Blog titled “Chicken,” visit:
http://www.all-creatures.org/heart/blog-20071002.html
 


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