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
Dr. Ann Crotty, Associate in Science Education
Office of Curriculum, Instruction and
New York State Education Department
89 Washington Avenue, Room 320EB
Albany, New York 12234
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.
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.
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