Student Suspended for Refusing to Kill Chicken

baby-chickenConcordia High School offers students a class on animal science and food production, with the intention of teaching them about food production. By the time student Whitney Hillman found out that the class involved raising and slaughtering a chicken, it was too late to for her to drop it. So, when the kill day came, she decided to take things into her own hands and kidnap her chicken, saving it from slaughter.

“I got two days in-school suspension, but I don’t care,” Whitney told The Wichita Eagle. “They made him my pet and then wanted me to kill him. I couldn’t do that.” She took the class because she wants to study zoology in college.

Although Whitney always earned good grades, she knew that killing a chicken she had raised would not be an assignment she could complete. She told her mother and stepfather about her plan and they agreed to let her carry out the poultry abduction. “Later that day, I took Whitney back to school to turn herself in,” said Whitney’s mother, Kristina Frost. “I told her, ‘This is farm country. I’m glad you’re strong.’ ” Frost criticized the school for making the students bond with animals intended for food.

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Best Zoology Schools in the U.S.

zoologyCollege students that love animals and haven’t figured out their major field of study yet might consider majoring in zoology. While studying to become a veterinarian will allow you to work with sick and hurt animals, zoology allows you to observe and study animals in their own habitat to learn more about how they fit into the world as a whole, and what we can do to save and preserve each species. Zoology focuses on the study of animals, but other subjects covered include how animals relate to each other, anatomy, genetics, behavior, biology, can covers a wide variety of species including vertebrates and invertebrates.

Whether you’re looking for an associate’s degree or are perusing a doctorate degree, all are available within the field of zoology. Depending on your area of specialization, there are a variety of jobs that you can get with a bachelor of science in zoology degree including working in a medical lab, hospital, agricultural department, environmental agency, zoo and many others. Some of the core classes that are studied include animal psychology, chemistry, calculus, statistics and physics. Read the rest of this entry »


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