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Science teacher fed live puppy to snapping turtle in front of students, witnesses say

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posted on Mar, 16 2018 @ 10:16 PM
Good on the updates all. It was a bad action by the teacher, that sadly(I don't agree with either but am assuming officials didn't see any other option) resulting in the turtle's demise as well.

No, the teacher is not a Vet, but a Biology teacher, still by law not qualified to euthanize a canine in the State of Idaho(and most states actually). Canines are protected under Idaho State animal protection laws, cats are not for example and can be treated as livestock in the same situation. As I mentioned earlier on Animal protection laws in the state are new.

This debate overall is rather new territory for the state, while the teacher is beloved by many locals, not all and the law will come first on this one. Which should be a law taken into consideration as opposed to being abhorred against, being new for example it's helping to deal with cases of animal abusers which we're not reprimanded before.

Yes, it is confirmed that the social media message is from the mom of kid's witnessing the action by the teacher.

The earlier question about what is a humane? There's a difference between feeding the live puppy to the turtle, being copped in half and in pain as opposed to a form of euthanasia. Depending on size, you'd have to take into consideration the side of the gun for many reasons on an infantile(smaller) puppy. Vet prescribed phenobarbital, other barbiturates,etc.* are the most humane method for companion animals. Even those are not full proof at times(as a non related example seen currently with death row inmate complications.), same with other methods of this-such as the gun example.

*Animal medication are not BigPharma run as they are with humans. A large percent of animal conditions are caused by what they eat, so the revenue exists in prescription foods rather than Big Pharma Chemicals.

The question about the turtles death “Officials from the southeast region of the Department of Fish and Game took the turtle and gave it to the Department of Agriculture.” - Source
Which, yes, has Veterinarians - See here.

Also, reports say the puppy did yelp while was bitten in half, alluding to while dying still cognitive enough to feel pain.

About the puppy being sick/ and shared as deformed:
No sources have confirmed the following but due to veterinary experience I assume the puppy( medium/large farm dog said by sources guessing maybe a Great Pyrenees or Broader Collie or other protection/herding breed) likely had a cleft palette which inhibits suckling, without feeding earlier on the colostrum-full of protective antibodies for the immune system- from it's mother and or surgery there's not much that can be done. Thus as why instinctively the mother pushes them out of the nest(also reported).

That however, does not dismiss the teacher's action which should have been dealt with by a trained professional, rather than giving kids an "edgy" show of a less likely scenario of an infant dog in the wild being eaten by a turtle.

edit on 16-3-2018 by dreamingawake because: (no reason given)

edit on 16-3-2018 by dreamingawake because: clarifying

posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 12:18 AM

originally posted by: dreamingawake

That however, does not dismiss the teacher's action which should have been dealt with by a trained professional, rather than giving kids an "edgy" show of a less likely scenario of an infant dog in the wild being eaten by a turtle.

What do you mean? If you get sick and want to end it I can't think of a better way than to jump into a pit of

Very humane that way...

posted on Mar, 17 2018 @ 12:43 AM
Are there not any veterinary establishments in u.s. ? ?
Rather than taking the pup to a vet ? this low-life degenerate
tortures it even more ?
If there is any justice in u.s.
Please let the legal court system ban him for life
from having any pets ever again !

And, they wonder why there are so many school shootings
and their kids are fracked up.

btw, low-life as jeffery dahmer . . . tortured animals too,
and this is the education that is taught in u.s. schools ?
God dam them

From killing civilians in Vietnam, to
illegally invading Iraq . . . american culture
has made a name for it self > twisted evil, and
absolutely no class.

posted on Mar, 21 2018 @ 05:19 AM

As soon as District 6 Judge Mitchell Brown finalizes the paperwork, Idaho’s attorney general will review an investigation into whether any laws were broken on March 8, when a dying puppy was allegedly fed to a snapping turtle at Preston Junior High. Franklin County prosecutor Vic Pearson confirmed today that the attorney general has agreed to proceed with the case, which may include an additional investigation, he said. Pearson cited a conflict of interest last week when he was presented with the report of the investigation conducted by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department.

This is gonna take some time, thought I'd share...


posted on Mar, 21 2018 @ 05:46 AM
Nature is as nature does, however, this is not a natural environment, this is borderline sadism. If this teacher insists on live food for his captive then he should release it back into the wild.

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