Target: Yakuendai High School prefectural school board
Goal: Punish man for forcing students to dig graves and for burying kittens alive.
Students unknowingly dug a grave to bury five live kittens. The reason for the teacher’s horrendous request was only revealed after he later told one of his pupils.
The school refuses to publically announce the name of this heartless individual, who claims that he buried the kittens because he “thought they were going to die anyway.” His place of employment would not even be known if it had not been for one very brave and distressed parent taking action. Specifically, the parent talked to the media about what his son told him pertaining to the matter. Still, Yakuendai High School officials have not fired the teacher and even had the audacity to explain to parents that many people find the teacher to be “very good and caring.”
While police are looking into the incident in order to determine if this man will be charged for violating Japan’s animal welfare laws, animal abuse is not considered by everyone to be as important of an issue there as it is in some other countries. It is essential that the school board set an example and dismiss this man for his unspeakable actions.
Sign this petition and demand this teacher be fired and that his teaching license immediately be revoked. Kids need to be taught by positive role models, not by sick-minded individuals who condone and commit heinous and inexcusable acts against defenseless animals.
Dear Board Members,
A teacher knowingly asked his students to dig a grave for the purpose of burying five stray kittens alive. He refused to tell his class why they were being given such instructions and only decided to later speak of his horrifying intentions to one student.
While many parents are vehemently upset over this man’s actions, the school has done nothing to punish the teacher. In fact, the school refused to publicly release the name of this disgusting individual and even went as far as to say that several parents claimed he was ‘very good and caring.’ Furthermore, the school did not bother publicly apologizing until they were in the media spotlight.
Although the teacher also claims he’s sorry for his actions, his apology should be looked at as nothing other than a bogus, political statement made by an apathetic individual who is only apologizing for the sake of trying to evade potential consequences. Kids deserve better than to be taught by teachers like this.
If this teacher is not fired and his license is not revoked, a message is being sent to the younger generation that it is OK to commit such grotesque and horrifying acts of animal abuse. For all of these reasons, I urge you to fire this teacher and to revoke his license immediately. Kids need to be taught by caring individuals who are capable of setting positive examples, not by barbaric and soulless human beings who find it acceptable to commit heinous and cruel acts against defenseless animals that did nothing to deserve such treatment.
[Your Name Here]
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