PETA Responds to Idaho Teacher's Rabbit-Kill


People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling for humane education-based lessons at a Nampa high school following an incident in which a biology teacher killed and skinned a rabbit in front of students.

Nov. 14, KTVB reported that an unnamed 10th grade teacher at Columbia High School in Nampa faces possible disciplinary action after breaking a rabbit's neck, skinning it, then cutting it into pieces in front of students. School officials haven't announced if the teacher has been suspended pending an investigation. 

But PETA has reached out to school administrators pressing for humane-based education lessons that would include, well, more face time with dead animals, including Glass Walls, a PETA-produced film that includes footage of animals slaughtered for food; and Skype presentations on the food industry.

"With youth violence so prevalent in schools today, no educator should ever endorse or promote the killing of a living being, let alone snap the animal's neck, skin him or her, and chop the body up in class," wrote PETA Director of Youth Outreach and Campaigns Marta Holmberg.