Sunday, June 03, 2018

A Turtle's Gotta Eat

Would this teacher be in trouble for feeding a white mouse to a snake?
An American schoolteacher has been charged after allegedly feeding a sick puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his students.

Robert Crosland, who teaches in Preston, Idaho, was charged with misdemeanour animal cruelty.

After the incident in March the turtle was "humanely euthanized" as it is considered an invasive species.

Mr Crosland could be jailed for up to six months and fined up to $5,000 (£3,700) if convicted...

Some of his supporters say the puppy was dying and it was the right thing to do.

The incident reportedly happened after school in front of a small number of students, with authorities saying it was not part of school activities.

The turtle was seized by the Idaho State Department of Agriculture when it learned there was no permit for it.
I don't believe the teacher's in trouble for having an unlicensed turtle.  I think he's in trouble because in our culture, puppies are special.

1 comment:

Ellen K said...

If someone is not prepared for it, such an incident is traumatic. Heck I would traumatized. It was a dumb idea.