Teacher orders student to kill rabbit by banging head on metal pole

Rabbit (illustration)
Rabbit (illustration)
By: William Martin  WorldWideWeirdNews.com

(Scroll down for video) Parents in Texas, are angry after learning that a teacher instructed a student to slam a rabbit against metal pole in order to kill it.

A mother of Maypearl, who wished to remain anonymous to protect her daughter, said that her daughter recorded the animal cruelty incident because she thought it was wrong.

Teacher Robert Merritt instructed his student to kill the rabbit by slamming it against metal pole in order to teach survival.

After learning that the lesson was recorded, the 7th-grade girl received a zero, causing her to have a failing grade. She also got three days suspension and ordered to write about eight different topics in eight days.

Maypearl ISD Superintendent Ritchie Bowling said that the student was punished because she used a cellphone during class, which is prohibited.

However, the girl said that other students have used cell phones during class and they were not punished. She feels that she was punished only because she recorded the incident of animal cruelty.

The girl’s mother has since removed her from class.

Marta Holmberg, who is the PETA Senior Director of Youth Outreach and Campaign, said that the practice was cruel and a very dangerous lesson.

The principal agreed that the practice of killing rabbits by slamming them against metal objects will not be part of future lessons.