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Teacher Kills, Skins Rabbit In Class

At KTVB, Katie Terhune reports: A 10th grade biology teacher (at a Nampa high school) apologized after a lesson last week aimed at teaching students where their food comes from left some feeling a little queasy. "A teacher brought in a rabbit, and did a demonstration about how a rabbit would be prepared as food for a family," Nampa School District spokeswoman Allison Westfall said. According to Westfall, the teacher placed the live rabbit in a restraining device, then snapped its neck in front of the class. The rabbit was also skinned and cut up as part of the demonstration. Westfall says the educator, who has a farm and raises animals to be eaten, was initially reluctant to show the students how to prepare a rabbit for a meal. But when the students asked a second time, he relented, she said. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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