School Field Trip Tour of Slaughterhouse Traumatizes Children

School Field Trip Tour of Slaughterhouse Traumatizes Children

OMAHA, Neb. (Newsweak.com Exclusive) — Eighteen grade 5 students of Mavis Beacon Elementary School are undergoing counseling after a school field trip visit to a beef slaughterhouse. The children reportedly were horrified to see how cows were processed into beef. Some of the students vomited, and most cried.

Their teacher, Maxwell Barnes, faces disciplinary action for organizing the school field trip. “I didn’t see anything wrong with it.” Barnes stated. “Earlier this year we had a field trip to a chocolate factory. Kids have a curiosity about where their food comes from. I don’t think there should be anything wrong with showing them where meat comes from.”

The children were escorted through the facility from the loading bay, where cattle enter the building, through to the stunning process where the animals receive a pneumatic bolt to the brain, rendering them brain dead. “Some of the kids started crying then.” said slaughterhouse foreman Dan Smith. “We told them it was all a natural part of how beef is made and ends up in yummy hamburgers, but that didn’t seem to help much.”

The field trip then went awry after the brain dead animals were chained up by their back legs and then cut into to be bled to death. “I saw one little boy throw up.” Smith said. “And then after that there was screaming and running and all these other kids throwing up all over the place. We tried to calm them down but it was out of control by then. These kids were just freaked out, they didn’t even finish the tour.”

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345 Responses to School Field Trip Tour of Slaughterhouse Traumatizes Children

  1. Beatrice December 11, 2010 at 9:53 pm #

    I totally support the teacher M.Barnes. I’m a teacher myself and i regret that we can’t do this here in France. Well done!

  2. Jospeh December 8, 2010 at 6:32 pm #

    it makes sense, everyone should know were food comes from. and if this will make these kids want to stop eating meat THEN GREAT :)!

    i LOL’d this whole article.

  3. HaHa December 7, 2010 at 7:00 pm #

    HEY PEOPLE – read the name of the website . . . check your spelling . . . yes, it’s Newsweak, not Newsweek. See the difference?

    This is not a real story, wow.

    • Suzybazaar December 12, 2010 at 4:25 am #

      Afraid you are deluding yourself if you think this didn’t happen. The website states it is where the ‘facts’ come to die (away from national press), usually to spare people’s feelings or to keep them ignorant.
      How many people would eat meat if they saw how it was produced? How many would eat it if they had to produce it themselves? Even less!
      Don’t be a hypocrite. Don’t eat meat or wear fur!

      • Newsweak Editor December 12, 2010 at 8:14 am #

        Afraid you are deluding yourself if you think this didn’t happen.

        Your fears about delusion are unfounded. It didn’t happen.

  4. green December 7, 2010 at 5:11 am #

    schools should visit slaughterhouses

    • Roy Samson December 7, 2010 at 9:12 am #

      QUite interesting how a child knows we shouldnt be doing this but foolish adults are willfully ignorant. ALL people should see what they are paying others to do for their existence. It is illogical, immoral, and unethical to hide what we should know as children before we get hooked into a diet that is unnecessary and in fact killing us and this planet.

      • Sam December 8, 2010 at 10:51 am #

        Very well said.

  5. elizabeth December 6, 2010 at 5:14 am #

    I wouldn’t want to show any child how cows, pigs and other innocent creatures will be treated, but how do they learn. Their mothers and fathers have not told them what really happens to these creatures, in fact they don’t think that this is cruel and thus will never tell these children. If anything good comes out of this I hope that these children will never eat another piece of flesh.

    I truly feel that if we never had that first bite of flesh, we would never eat it. And no creature would live the these barbaric lives and would live the way there were given the right to live.

    Don’t get me wrong, it is never right to take any child to a place of death, but we need to give our children the facts in the most correct way we can and let them decide if they want these creatures to be treated this way!

  6. Veronica December 6, 2010 at 1:28 am #

    “The intelligence displayed by many dumb animals approaches so closely to human intelligence that it is a mystery. The animals see and hear and love and fear and suffer. They use their organs far more faithfully than many human beings use theirs. They manifest sympathy and tenderness toward their companions in suffering. Many animals show an affection for those who have charge of them, far superior to the affection shown by some of the human race. They form attachments for man which are not broken without great suffering to them.
    What man with a human heart, who has ever cared for domestic animals, could look into their eyes, so full of confidence and affection, and willingly give them over to the butcher’s knife? How could he devour their flesh as a sweet morsel?

    It is a mistake to suppose that muscular strength depends on the use of animal food. The needs of the system can be better supplied, and more vigorous health can be enjoyed, without its use. The grains, with fruits, nuts, and vegetables, contain all the nutritive properties necessary to make good blood. These elements are not so well or so fully supplied by a flesh diet. Had the use of flesh been essential to health and strength, animal food would have been included in the diet appointed man in the beginning.

    When the use of flesh food is discontinued, there is often a sense of weakness, a lack of vigor. Many urge this as evidence that flesh food is essential; but it is because foods of this class are stimulating, because they fever the blood and excite the nerves, that they are so missed. Some will find it as difficult to leave off flesh eating as it is for the drunkard to give up his dram; but they will be the better for the change.”

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