Animal rights propaganda risk

2nd June 2006 at 01:00
The recent convictions of animal rights terrorists, including a supply teacher, show how dangerous a simple idea can be in motivating extremism, in this case the belief that animals have equivalent moral worth to human beings.

Teachers should be aware that campaigning groups that espouse the cause of animal rights are producing well-thought-out teaching materials in which this message is embedded.

If we are not to produce a generation who fall prey to ideas of this kind, might I suggest that the most careful scrutiny be applied to the educational material offered to schools by organisations like PeTA, Animal Aid and other animal rights groups.

Peter Pike

Lancaster

Lancashire

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