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N.Z. Schoolchildren Dress Up DEAD Animals in Bizarre Competition!!!!


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Animae
- 125 days ago - dailymail.co.uk
WTF?!?!?!?!?! Animal groups left horrified by the best-dressed dead possum contest! School brushes off criticism, claiming it was 'a lot of fun' which raised money for charity!!



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Animae C (511)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 5:44 pm
YES that is a DEAD Possum the little girl is displaying in the photo!!!!

We need petitions!!

Thank You to Joan H. for this gruesome news!!!
 

Christeen A (447)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 6:21 pm
Disgusting.
 

Dandelion G (367)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 6:41 pm
My granddaughter and I enjoy watching the possum that comes around each night outside of our window. I'd be so upset if our school chose to hunt it down for a fundraiser or encourage my granddaughter to do with it what these children are doing.

WTF New Zealand.....I thought you people had it together better than this.

Animal groups left horrified by the best-dressed dead possum contest. Only animal rights groups? I can't see where any sane person who truly "thought" about this would feel this is a good way to raise money.

Fun???? And one of the submissions has I hate hunting and fishing? Do they not connect what they've done with the possum?

Omg, the world has gone bonkers......

 

Animae C (511)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 6:54 pm
My sentiment exactly Dande!!

i sit out on my back porch often & watch the dear little things bring the entire family to devour the fruit on my trees!

Recently another school in New Zealand encouraged students to DROWN possums!

i am really APPALLED by NZ's WAR on Wildlife!!!
 

Animae C (511)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 6:56 pm
An interesting article from Psychology Today;

Scapegoating Possums: Science, Psychology, and Words of War!

"The recent news coverage of baby possums being drowned at Drury School as part of a fundraiser has sparked national and international condemnation on the grounds of animal cruelty (for more discussion on this please see "Long-Term Effects of Violence Toward Animals by Youngsters, "Youngsters Encouraged to Kill Possum Joeys in New Zealand," "Saving wildlife without drowning possums," and links therein). It has also brought issues associated with the treatment of possums in New Zealand into public debate along with discussions of the use of the horrific poison 1080 and the iffy science behind "killing in the name of conservation." The messy innards of these issues have been split open and spilled out for the world to see."

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201707/scapegoating-possums-science-psychology-and-words-war
 

Veronica B (21)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 9:36 pm
Sickening!!!

Thanks dear Animae.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Sunday July 16, 2017, 10:14 pm
Taxidermy gone mad. . . there are no limits to which human depravity can sink.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Monday July 17, 2017, 1:14 am
💙💜Noted...These possums in New Zealand are not native, they are imports from
Australia which some bright spark thought was a good idea at the time and now they are pests. It's not the possums fault, it's humans playing with animals lives and when they settle in and thrive then it becomes a question of how do they get rid of them? This is not the way to do it, I think it is cruel and is teaching kids the wrong message. The adults in charge of these children need to step up and have a good look at themselves and what they are teaching their children.

💙💜Thank you...Animae.💙💜

😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉
 

Scooby S (96)
Monday July 17, 2017, 2:44 am
Disgusting!
Petitions here:

https://www.change.org/p/education-minister-nikki-kaye-ban-cruel-school-possum-hunts-in-new-zealand

http://www.janegoodall.org.nz/jgi-nz-campaigns/1-click-campaigns/ban-school-possum-hunts/
 

Scooby S (96)
Monday July 17, 2017, 2:55 am
More info here about Animal welfare complaint laid after possum joeys drowned at school fundraising event.

http://i.stuff.co.nz/national/94301098/Animal-welfare-complaint-laid-after-possum-joeys-drowned-at-school-fundraising-event?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter
 

Animae C (511)
Monday July 17, 2017, 3:33 am
Thanx for posting the petitions Scooby!

11,332 supporters
 

Animae C (511)
Monday July 17, 2017, 3:34 am
Dr Goodall's statement on control of non-native species in New Zealand.

Conservation is a balancing act. Ultimate goals must be worked towards with care.

Around 3,000 of New Zealand’s native species are ‘threatened’ or ‘at risk’, and around 800 classified as being at the risk of extinction. As such the NZ government, NGO’s and communities have galvanised to eradicate invasive alien species by 2050.

JGI NZ accepts that control of these species may lead to enhanced outcomes for NZ’s native species. However, for JGI NZ supporting restoration of environments, and populations of native species, is the focus we shall maintain. Our Roots & Shoots programme in NZ shall also support this restoration, rather than non-native species control.

I call on the NZ Government, organisations, communities and the people of NZ to ensure that if control of non-native species is to be undertaken that it is done so as humanely as possible, and with empathy and compassion. The task need not employ malice and disregard for living beings, who unfortunately find themselves to be in an unwelcome environment through no doing of their own.

This is especially important for our young people. Maintaining the highest standards of understanding, empathy and compassion shapes their view of all living things. This will benefit who they are today and the communities we have tomorrow.

- Dr. Jane Goodall
 

Joan H (166)
Monday July 17, 2017, 3:50 am
Thank you for posting Animae and thanks for all the comments. Connections and comparisons have been made many times on the diminishing of care and compassion that such purile actions foster. Where are the educational authorities in all this?? Surely teaching respect to all species should be paramount.
 

Peggy B (39)
Monday July 17, 2017, 5:39 am
Unbelievable.
 

Donna T (0)
Monday July 17, 2017, 7:04 am
thank you
 

ANA MARIJA R (200)
Monday July 17, 2017, 7:31 am
No polite comment... petition signed/shared
Thank you for posting Animae & Scooby
 

Ingrid A (524)
Monday July 17, 2017, 8:11 am
Sick. I signed petition.
 

Lone F (66)
Monday July 17, 2017, 9:18 am
Sadly noted. I thought had seen it all - but this is creepy and absolutely distasteful - also giving the wrong message to children 0 Thanks for posting dear Animase. Also thanks to Scooby for the petitions.

 

Angela K (380)
Monday July 17, 2017, 9:33 am
Usually children still have an inner natural "disgust limit" ..... in contrary to many adults who are already "inside ruined" from sick life circumstances or whatever.
What is going on with this parents who let their children do that ??? I can not imagine children doing this by themselves and laughing.
When my daughter was at this age, she was so 100% empathetic for everything that lives and breathes and never would have done that and laughed for a picture with a dead animal !!!
Ok, she has inherited probable kindness and compassion from her mom ;), but I say it again .... Children are not so at this age..... most of them suffer and cry at animal cruelty.

The sick are again the adults.

Petitions signed , of course
 

Lisa M (13)
Monday July 17, 2017, 10:23 am
So many humans are sickening savages! Humans are an inherently EVIL species and the phenomenon of truly compassionate and selfless humans would fall more into the "rare" category than the "common" category. This inherent evil behavior does include some children. There are plenty of very, very young children who torture and kill animals for amusement and that is a fact.
 

Lisa AWAY N (204)
Monday July 17, 2017, 10:35 am
Previously signed the petitions.
 

Darren Woolsey (218)
Monday July 17, 2017, 10:44 am
Both of Scooby's petitions, hyperlinked
Ban cruel school possum hunts in New Zealand

Ban School Possum Hunts

Signed and shared BOTH over social media.
 

Malgorzata Zmuda (194)
Monday July 17, 2017, 11:11 am
nie podoba mi się to
 

Barb SiteIssues V (199)
Monday July 17, 2017, 12:47 pm
Signed & Noted, Thank you
 

Marija M (36)
Monday July 17, 2017, 1:05 pm
Thank you for the link Darren. Signed.
 

S J (130)
Monday July 17, 2017, 2:24 pm
Sick! So disgusting! Make fun out of suffering of defenseless
 

S J (130)
Monday July 17, 2017, 2:26 pm
Run by school? What are you they thinking inNZ?
 

Marie-Ange B (53)
Monday July 17, 2017, 2:32 pm
signed - so sick!
 

Tom T (246)
Monday July 17, 2017, 3:04 pm
WTF ! Truly UNBELIEVABLE !!
 

MarietteAWAY G (175)
Monday July 17, 2017, 3:51 pm
Couldn't have said it better Dandelion! Signed the petitions, thanks Scooby! Thanks Animae for posting!
 

Betty K (304)
Monday July 17, 2017, 4:00 pm
Crazy and disgusting!
 

Walter F (131)
Monday July 17, 2017, 5:26 pm
Thanks for posting Animae,Thanks also Darren for hyperlinking the petitions .Both signed. To our shame we introduced the possum to NZ to breed for our fur trade.They were a protected species here so that was the traders got around the ban.
 

Joy M (171)
Monday July 17, 2017, 5:38 pm
That is, sick, disgusting and pour gross!!!
 

Colleen L (3)
Monday July 17, 2017, 8:15 pm
Disgusting indeed. I signed the petitions Scooby listed. Thanks Animae
 

aj E (164)
Monday July 17, 2017, 8:23 pm
s&n
 

Kay M (347)
Monday July 17, 2017, 8:31 pm
disturbing.
 

Mike H (252)
Monday July 17, 2017, 10:20 pm
So these "educators" are teaching children to kill animals and then play with their dead bodies. They are idiots
 

Inge B (197)
Monday July 17, 2017, 11:25 pm
Signed.

Love
 

Elisabeth H (85)
Monday July 17, 2017, 11:42 pm
gruesome. tweeted as previously signed. ty
 

Tina F (114)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 12:26 am
I'm as disgusted as all of you and just agree with your comments! Thanks Animae, Scooby and Darren!
 

heather g (46)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 3:17 am
Disgusting group of people. So all of these possums were shot for this occasion and the children are not old enough to question the actions of their parents or their teachers. If only the SPCA was in a position to fine them heavily, which they should have done despite the possums being an introduced species.
 

Jan Garen (86)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 3:53 am
How disgusting.
 

Sylvie A (191)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 4:05 am
Very disgusting !
 

Angelflowers D (87)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 5:20 am
Horrible.
 

Angelflowers D (87)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 5:24 am
Engaging in the mistreatment of animals is mis-education, cruel and morally indefensible. Help to stop these events taking place in our NZ schools" 
 

Ruth L (252)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 7:17 am
Disgusted. Petitions signed.
 

Ed Site Issues V (196)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 7:59 am
Both S&N, Thanks
 

Molly C (10)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 8:24 am
This is straight up creepy... I'm pretty sure if a single child in America were to take a dressed up dead animal to school, they'd be put into therapy for fear of being a sociopath.
 

Melania Padilla (142)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 9:31 am
These parents/people are creating little monsters!
 

GGmaSAway D (193)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 9:37 am
Thanx Animae for posting, thanx Scooby for the petitions, which I had previously signed, and thanx Darren for the petition links.
 

Charmaine Shannon (38)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 10:11 am
Can't find WORDS for this ???? The Parents need to be cited for Child Endangerment as well as these Children now need Counseling so to Realize that this is NOT "NORMAL BEHAVIOR" and is Unacceptable !!
Prayers for the Sickness that has creeped into Parents and that they are raising Children this sick way ????
Thank-You AniMae .....
 

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 12:22 pm
Terrible!!
 

Winn A (177)
Tuesday July 18, 2017, 12:23 pm
Sick and disgusting . . . . . How is this teaching our children good behavior towards animals????????????
 

rita uljee (1)
Wednesday July 19, 2017, 2:29 am
what kind of idiot education is this? teachers should learn children to respect animals not playing with dead animals this is sick!
 

Joan H (166)
Wednesday July 19, 2017, 5:34 am
Thanks for the live link(s) signed earlier.
kind regards, Joan
 

Danuta W (1255)
Wednesday July 19, 2017, 6:55 am
Noted
 

Dianne D (490)
Friday July 21, 2017, 10:58 pm
this is disrespectful and what adult in their right mind would encourage it
 

Beryl Wilks (0)
Friday July 21, 2017, 11:44 pm
This is totally disgusting and one can only assume that the school and it's teachers are all missing a few brain cells .... this is NO way to teach children to have respect for animals (ANY animals including DEAD ones). What were they thinking ???
 

Ainga Dobbelaere (14)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 1:11 am
Sick bastards!!! Signed and noted.Thank you Animae
 

Effra W (15)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 2:52 am
Appalling.
 

Marty Price (25)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 1:24 pm
WHAT A DERANGED AND MENTALLY ILL CULTURE NEW ZEALAND IS TEACHING IT'S CHILDREN. TO TEACH THAT KILLING ANIMALS AND DRESSING THEM UP IS FUN DEFIES ALL LOGIC OF SANE THINKING. I CERTAINLY AM SEEING NEW ZEALAND IN A DIFFERENT LIGHT AS THEY SEEM JUST AS IGNORANT AS A 3RD WORLD COUNTRY. WELL IF YOUR GOAL IS TO GET PEOPLE FROM OTHER COUNTRIES TO HATE YOU I THINK YOU HAVE SUCCEEDED.
 

Marty Price (25)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 2:38 pm
THEY'RE TEACHING THEIR KIDS THE SAME THING THAT TERRORISTS ARE TEACHING IN THE MIDDLE EAST....HATRED AND CRUELTY. IT MIGHT NOT BE ON THE SAME LEVEL BUT THE RESULT IS THE SAME. THESE TWISTED SICKOS THAT ARE MASQUERADING AS TEACHERS ARE RAISING A NEW GENERATION OF ANIMAL ABUSERS AND POSSIBLY PSYCOPATHS. WHY NOT TEACH COMPASSION AND KINDNESS..WHY IS IT SO HARD IN TODAYS WORLD TO DO GOD'S WORK INSTEAD OF THE DEVIL'S?
 

Karen Baker (71)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 12:28 am
Disgusting
 

Steven W (1)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 9:35 am
That is crazy!
 

SANDRA R (144)
Monday July 24, 2017, 6:43 am
Sadly noted. Thank you Animae.
Petitions already signed. Thank you Scooby.
 

Katka O (279)
Wednesday July 26, 2017, 9:09 pm
SICK!!! Petitions signed. Thank you Animae and Scooby.
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Saturday July 29, 2017, 1:47 am
This is wrong. Why do they do it?
 

Margie FOURIE (152)
Sunday August 6, 2017, 2:52 am
Still shocked
 
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