Save Marcus the Sheep from slaughter

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Created September 14, 2009 by Adrian

Animal Welfare

A hand-reared lamb who is set for slaughter at a primary school has been taken away to a mystery location to prevent rescue bids.
Marcus, one of three sheep kept at Lydd Primary, in Romney Marsh, Kent, has been bottle-fed by pupils who have watched him grow since he arrived at the school.
But in order to make room for more animals, including pigs, the school\'s council has voted for Marcus to be slaughtered.
When news of the decision broke yesterday, parents launched a protest against the move and called on headteacher Andrea Charman to give the lamb a stay of execution. However so far Andrea Chapman is still refusing to acnowledge the plees of the parents and children.
The plight of Marcus has also sparked offers by animal sanctuaries and other farms to save him from the abattoir.
But Mrs Charman is said to be adamant he will be slaughtered, with his meat being raffled off and the money raised used to buy pigs for the school farm.

Please sign this petition if you wish for Marcus to be saved and to indicate that this sort of activity is not acceptable in UK schools.

There are currently 92 signatures for this petition:

  1. jane edgerton oswestry UNITED KINGDOM

    please save marcus…..PLEASE

  2. iain mackenzie UNITED KINGDOM
  3. Gabby Porter UNITED KINGDOM

    That is totally wrong! Marcus should not be slaughtered, I am a vegeterian and I think he shouldn't be slaughtered like any other animal.

  4. abbey mackenzie wales UNITED KINGDOM
  5. Victoria Salter UNITED KINGDOM
  6. Stacey Arkless UNITED KINGDOM
  7. Barbara Smith Northampton UNITED KINGDOM
  8. veronique gacoin sunbury on thames UNITED KINGDOM

    After they get those pigs will they slaughter them to got other animals? Is that supposed to teach children the respect of animals? Why not accept money instead of killing him? I am so glad to be a vegatarian.

  9. Rebecca Case Aberdeen

    The children should always come first. If they would be distressed by something it should be avoided if at all possible. Children become very attached to pets and I'm sure they probably see him as a friend.

  10. Joanna Hardeman UNITED KINGDOM
  11. Victoria Salter UNITED KINGDOM
  12. helen guerin
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