26 Feb '16, 7pm

Desensitizing children to animal exploitation is all too common, but vegan education can help

Away from the farm and into schools, programs continue to exist with unprecedented consequences. Chick hatching in elementary school classrooms is seen as a brilliant way to expose kids to life, death, and the inevitability of saying goodbye to something (more like someone) they love. My question is, why do baby chicks have to be dragged into those conversations and big picture lessons? Those concepts are undoubtedly important for any human to learn, but to do it by shipping a bunch of eggs to a classroom, incubating them, and then having the hatched babies sent off to a farm is atrocious. A well meaning teacher may choose to turn the babies over to an animal sanctuary or a local shelter, but all this results in is additional and completely unnecessary stress being put on a sanctuary, and more often than not in a shelter, euthanasia because there is no shortage or access t...

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