On New Zealand's North Island school teachers are encouraging primary school children to enter a dead possum tossing contest. The contest is staged in the grounds of Colyton school where students toss, swing or hurl dead possums around the school grounds. I fail to see the educational value in this contest and it is nothing more than cruelty to animals.
This contest is sending the message that's ok to abuse animals whether dead or alive and teachers involved should have disciplinary action taken against them or be terminated on the spot, it's a disgrace.
Not only is this contest morally wrong and archiac but which animal will be next to suffer the same fate, cats, dogs, birds, or any other animal close by at the time. The mind boggles as to why the teachers allowed this contest to go ahead in the first place as they themselves are role models for primary school students and should be condemed and forced to stand in the naughty corner and have a really good think about their appalling behaviour.
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