Monday, November 29, 2010

Dead Possum Tossing Contest.

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.
(c) 2010 Windsmoke.


Anonymous said...

You are quite right to outraged! It really is quite bizarre that this "competiton" is permitted to take place.

Symdaddy said...

I always thought teachers were a strange bunch of individuals!

Lyn said...

This is appalling..barbarism still reigns..will we ever get over our lowest tendencies?

Life Ramblings said...

this is insanity and so disrespectful. It is one of the most disgusting acts I have ever heard of.

Cloudia said...

I though that was a civilized island?!

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Windsmoke. said...

G' Day MADAMEBUTTERFLY, More than Outraged also "Disgusted."


G' Day, LYN, It's more than appalling more like outrageous and disgusting!.

G'Day CLOUDIA, It's a civilized island all right it's just the minority leave a poor impression.

Dave King said...

I have to agree. I find it incredible.

Choices said...

I can't believe that teachers are allowed to do that. Here in the US, teachers would be fired in a second for that kind of behavior! What happenned to the teachers being a role model to the children and teaching them to be kind and take care of animals and the environment?

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day DAVE KING, I found it incredible to in this day and age.

G' Day CHOICES, Sounds like U.S. has the right idea by sacking teachers for abusing animals.