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originally posted by: silo13
Science teacher fed live puppy to snapping turtle in front of students, witnesses say
An Idaho middle school science teacher who reportedly fed a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students remained the subject of a police investigation Tuesday.
The reported incident in Robert Crosland’s classroom allegedly happened after school hours on March 7 at Preston Junior High School, located roughly 300 miles east of Boise.
“Preston School District was made aware of a regrettable circumstance involving some of the biological specimens at Preston Jr. High,” the district said in a statement.
“We emphasize that at no time was the safety of students or staff compromised.” Police told FOX13 the dog was alive when it allegedly was presented as a meal for the turtle.
Though I regret his choice of 'feed' for the turtle?
He was only showing the truths of life and the ugly side of nature.
The dog was sick. In 'the wild' it would have succumbed to a predator.
Even here in the (ugly rainy armpit of America's liberalism) Aberdeen, Washington? We spent tax money to 'rehab' some fawns, that Fish & Game, SHOT because they liked 'humans too much and could not be rehabbed).
Anyway - what this class was taught? Nature at it's base, nature-ness.
My question is why did this teacher choose to 'feed up the pup' - after school hours?
This district also said “the event occurred well after students had been dismissed and was not a part of any school directed program,” but deputies that spoke to FOX13 said it happened in front of students.
So there it is.
We feed snakes all those wee mice, and mice babies (called 'pinkies') to tarantulas in schools.
Dissect frogs and rabbits in 'science class'...
But someone slips a cog over a sick puppy?
That's what science is all about baby.
Survival of the fittest.
originally posted by: worldstarcountry
a reply to: vonclod
What exactly is not ok though?? If the turtle had eaten a live fish or rat there would be no controversy here. Why is a dog so high up on the totem pole of animal respect? Some people would even go as far as expressing their own demented torture fantasies against other humans for so much as kicking a yappy rat dog out of the way.
Who is really demented then? Dogs are lovely animals, but they are still just animals. It is only natural to for a compromised animal to be consumed as food to another animal. Of course IMO, I always believe the most merciful thing to do is a simple bullet to the head.
originally posted by: silo13
Snapping turtles will eat nearly anything that they can get their jaws around. They feed on dead animals, insects, fish, birds, small mammals, amphibians, and a surprisingly large amount of aquatic plants. Snapping turtles kill other turtles by biting off their heads.
originally posted by: ManFromEurope
Anybody already made a list of those people who wants to hurt a human more than an animal?
Because, seriously, either there are laws against using living vertebrate as food for animals, or not.
In that case your legislation lacked.
And the teacher did a thing which might sound bad but was legal.
Emotions galore, everyone?
originally posted by: Bluntone22
I have a serious question.
Would this be in the spotlight if he had fed the turtle a rat?
Or does the offended factor directly relate to the cuteness of the animal in question?
I recall feeding a snake mice in one of my classes back in highschool.