Monday, March 22, 2010

dear alanna's teacher

i just had the honor and privilege of typing up this letter for alanna to take to school tomorrow. yes, i am very proud of her, and the decisions she had made. go vegan!

Alanna Hart
4th Period

Dear Ms. McMillion:
I have just learned that all students in your class are required to participate in the dissection of a pig heart. My daughter Alanna will be unable to participate in the dissection, because of our sincerely held moral and ethical beliefs about the sanctity of all life.

I respectfully request that you provide Alanna with an alternative assignment that will not involve her direct or indirect participation in the dissection of any animal that has been killed for the purpose of a classroom dissection.
Lauren Hart
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