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Published:September 17th, 2009 14:54 EST
Kids Send Pet Lamb Marcus To Slaughter

Kids Send Pet Lamb Marcus To Slaughter

By Robert Paul Reyes

 

"A group of schoolchildren who reared a lamb from birth and named it Marcus has overridden objections by parents and rights activists and voted to send the animal to slaughter.

Marcus the six-month-old lamb has now been culled, the head teacher of the primary school in Kent confirmed on Monday, after the school`s council -- a 14-member group of children aged 6 to 11 -- voted 13-1 to have him killed.

The intention had been to buy pigs with the money raised from slaughtering Marcus, but those plans have been put on hold following the furor created by the lamb`s culling. The school said the program may now have to be stopped." Reuters

Why are the inmates in charge of the asylum? The children are too naive to realize that by sending the pet lamb to slaughter, they are putting their school in danger of vandalism or much worse at the hands of some extreme animal rights activists.

The principal should have overridden the decision of the children, for the sake of the innocent lamb and the safety and welfare of the students.

It doesn`t speak well for the future of the England when young students vote to have a lamb killed that they raised from birth. The school may have raised money from slaughtering Marcus, but they are sending out the horrible message that money is more important than the life of a lamb.

The school should have spared the life of Marcus, and used the innocent creature to teach the children how wool is gathered.

This story is a real downer, those evil kids hand-fed the lamb, but yet they voted to kill Marcus. The apocalypse must be near.