A primary school is planning to kill the pet pigs.
A primary school is planning to kill the pet pigs that are living in its mini farmyard.
A former student has set up an online petition stating the school will be teaching children that it is ok to exploit animals, with the justification being that people enjoy eating their bodies. The petition has reached almost 2,000 signatures.
The school’s headteacher claims that raising pets for slaughter is going to teach children about the issues around animal welfare.
Animal welfare campaigners claim it is cruel and think it could be traumatic for children.
Do you think it is ok for children to raise pigs for slaughter?
Or do you believe it is a cruel thing to do?