Thursday, April 17, 2008


It doesn't happen often, but there are some days I'm just so proud to be from Wisconsin. From this morning's St. Paul Pioneer Press:
Principal tells PETA: Kids hunt, get over it
Rural Wisconsin school won't remove photos of students, dead game
By Chris Niskanen

Do hunting and middle-school education mix?

They do in tiny Poplar, Wis., where a middle-school bulletin board featuring pictures of students with their dead game has been caught in the crossfire of the national anti-hunting movement.

Ken Bartelt, principal of Northwestern Middle School, refuses to take down the pictures of student hunters holding their ruffed grouse, deer and bear after complaints from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

"Half of our school board are hunters,'' he said of the rural northern Wisconsin district, where hunting is a long-held tradition. "How could I explain that to them?"

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