Despite the headline, which is a paraphrase of the one reported by Fox Sacramento affiliate KXTL-TV, the dustup between two student factions at Elk Grove High School sounds more like a feud than an instance of bullying.
In any case, it has spilled onto the internet, finding its way onto Instagram and other social networks — and, the station reports, “the words being used aren’t all that pleasant.”
An agriculture student by the name of Katie Velon complains, “[One student] keeps posting about goats and sheep and pigs and dead pictures and them being slaughtered.” The Ag program is also assailed as leading “to the slaughtering of animals,” and the online attacks describe how animals are drained of blood while their hearts are still beating.
Yet, the Ag students say they’re proud of what they do and of what they’re learning. Student Miranda McCurry is quoted as saying:
I don’t think it’s fair for people to be saying that, because they don’t understand the work we put into all these animals. And it’s something we voluntarily do.
KXTL reports that the debate escalated after outside vegan groups became involved, calling meat eaters “carcass crunchers.”
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