Stop Barbaric Fundraiser Where Teens Drowned Baby Possums

Target: Emiel Logan, Chairman, Board of Trustees, Drury School, Auckland, New Zealand

Goal: Punish administrators accused of allowing students to drown possums and put an end to vile and inhumane fundraiser.

Animal welfare officials are currently investigating allegations that teens were allowed to drown possum joeys as part of a barbaric fundraising event. Witnesses allege that baby possums were taken from their mother’s pouch and drowned in a bucket of water during a fundraising hunt for Drury School. The witness said that at least one teen, though it’s not currently known whether they attended the school, participated in this culling.

The fundraiser saw hunters capture and kill adult possums for their fur, which would then be sold to a buyer so that the school could profit. The hunters were required to remove and humanely dispose of any joeys before the possums were brought in, but some hunters did not, which led to these apparent drownings. According to board of trustees chairman Emiel Logan, “They were then put down of in a manner that was believed to be lawful.”

Lawful or not, killing animals for profit is not an appropriate lesson to impart on school-aged children. On top of that, allowing people to cruelly drown unwanted joeys in front of onlookers of all ages is barbaric and shocking. This fundraiser must not go on again. Sign the petition below to demand a school investigation, a punishment for any administrators involved, and that this fundraiser is never repeated in the future.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Logan,

A teenager was reportedly seen drowning baby possums in a bucket of water at a recent fundraiser for Drury School. The joeys were reportedly taken from their mothers’ pouches after being captured during a cruel hunting event. The hunters were required to remove and humanely dispose of any joeys before the possums were brought to the weigh-in, but some hunters did not, which led to these apparent drownings. The witness said that at least one teen, though it’s not currently known whether they attended the school, participated in this culling.

The barbaric slaughter of animals for profit is not an acceptable thing to be modeling for school-aged children. We, the undersigned, demand an investigation into this alleged brutality and proper punishment for any administrator found to be involved. Furthermore, we demand that this fundraiser is never repeated.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo credit: Pippalou

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131 Comments

  1. Margaret Thompson says:

    Discustingly barbaric and teaching children to murder will harden them and possibly make murderers out of them in the future….

  2. Darlene Avery says:

    Horrific and depraved cruelty. Teaching students to murder innocent animals? Fire all staff involved i. This atrocity.

  3. b wright says:

    you are vile sick people I hope KARMA kicks in here , SUBHUMANS!!!!

  4. Horrific, sickening abuse! Who’s demented idea was this? Purge all involved and get the children therapy!

  5. Disgusting that this exists. WHT is wrong with you people !!!, Are you ready for HELL? Cause that’s where you are going. GOD SAID “HELL WILL BE FULL” All of you POS Animal Abusers will be the first feel the Rath of god.

  6. Depraved Barbaric behavior – you should be teaching compassion and caring for all wildlife instead. Punish to the max all involved and end this practice.

  7. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Fckn Heathen Morons❗️?
    The sons of bitches don’t deserve to breathe our oxygen❗️?
    Signed & shared ?

  8. I cannot understand how anyone can condone such barbarism. And a “fundraiser” involving schoolchildren no less. Disgusting.

  9. As a wildlife volunteer, I am stunned to hear that adult possums are being killed for their fur in NZ, let alone this UNBELIEVABLY DISGUSTING event, involving at least one teenager.

    Those acting in loco parentis at this event, being in a position of authority on behalf of a school, should be held responsible by the law. I wonder if legal action could be taken by parents against this school for corrupting the morals and ethics of attending youth… if parents are not willing, the law should step in!

    • We should have the people involved investigated and put a contract out to have those doing this cruel act treated the same way by drowning them.

  10. Iris & Patty Yermak says:

    STOP!!!!! Look what we are teaching our children. We need to teach them empathy and caring for animals and fellow human beings. This is cruel and very harmful to our Nation as a whole. Remember Ghandhi, “You can tell the health of a nation by the way it treats its’ animals”. The quote is not exactly right, but you can get the message.

  11. Jim Takahashi says:

    This is how humans stop respecting LIFE.

  12. WHAT IS THIS TEACHING OUR WORLD ABOUT KINDNESS AND HUMANITY? SUCH INNOCENT VICTIMS(BE THEY RODENT) ARE ALL GOD’S CREATURES. WHY WOULD THIS BE ENDORSED BY ANY OFFICIAL GROUP? PARENTS SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR ALLOWING THIS TO GO ON!

  13. Adults participated in this insane event are mentally ill! They should not have children, teach children, be near any children!
    Lock them up!

    Administrators – is your head up your a..? Are you that dumb? How the hell did you get that position?

    Activists in this area protest! Protest! Protest until everyone involved is jailed and fined for $50,000! Do not let these morons of the hook!

  14. Fire all school employees involved.they should not be allowed to have employment anywhere. They should have to suck dick for money. Better yet they should be in prison not having a choice and being forced to do it for free. If thats too possible please drown them the way they drown the innocent. Any ppl involved in animal torture regardless of age should be sterilized so they cant breed more shitty ppl. Obviously theyre creating sick ababusersExterminate ppl like this. The world doesnt want them. No mercy for the merciless.

  15. Is this the Latest lessons which gives to children in NEW ZEALAND SCHOOLS? Stop this evil acts spreading among the younger generations. Instead Teach them how to be KIND, COMPASSIONATE & WORTHY GOOD SAMARITANS in their Society… These type of school teachers or the authorities SHOULD NEVER BE ALLOWED TO WORK WITH children in any Educational facility. THIS IS BIZARRE AND NEED TO INVESTIGATE & THROW THOSE WHO ARE CRUEL TO DEFENSELESS VULNERABLE ANIMALS out of the vicinity…
    “Compassion for ANIMALS is intimately Associated with Goodness of Character & it may be Confidently Asserted that HE who is CRUEL to Animals CANNOT be a Good Man” — Arthur Schopenhauer-

  16. Gene Sengstake says:

    There must be some “decent” people down there in New Zealand??? If they didn’t know this was happening/going to happen – they should at least see that these POS “hunters” and whatever teens were involved get their just – and I do mean “just” – punishment. What the hell kind of people would do such a thing anyway!!!???

  17. Annabel McEune says:

    Shameful behaviour. What sort of school advocates hunting as a means to raise money. School is a place kids can be taught right from wrong . I always believed New Zealand to be a forward thinking human country . Maybe this needs to go higher, schools can’t be allowed to this sort of thing

  18. THE WORDS HAVE NOT BEEN CREATED TO DESCRIBE ALL OF THIS DEMONUC ABUSE, TORTURE AND NEGLECT!!! STUPID IGNORANT HUMANS!!! PUNISHMENT FITS THE CRIME FOR ALL INVOLVED!!! ONCE TAUGHT THEY WILL DO!!!! RID THE EARTH OF THIS ILK!!!

  19. Marilyn Glasgow says:

    Isn’t this wonderful? School administrators teaching young people that this is how animals are to be treated. As far as I’m concerned, if it was one of my kids, they wouldn’t see clearly for a while.. But did any of their parents object to this? And what about the witnesses who stood and watched this horrible cruelty, and did nothing? Poor little animals. Vile, disgusting humans. AGAIN.

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