The science teacher has a turtle in a tank I’m pretty sure is too small for it. But then again, I don’t know turtles. She did save the turtle though. He’s a baby, he was in her backyard without any other turtles, and he only has three legs. His name is Tres.an art teacher can just be understandably ignorant
what i would be really worried about is if a chemistry or biology teacher started keeping fish in a bowl
when it comes to turtles, if it looks too small, it's too small.The science teacher has a turtle in a tank I’m pretty sure is too small for it. But then again, I don’t know turtles. She did save the turtle though. He’s a baby, he was in her backyard without any other turtles, and he only has three legs. His name is Tres.
There are definitely no such laws where I live. Fish are specifically excluded from ALL animal cruelty laws and you can treat them however without repercussion.Most educational establishments have Policies relating to animal welfare. I suspect she will have broken these.
Your school will have a Policy towards pupil welfare...and her abuse of fish is causing you (and maybe some of your school friend) emotional trauma.
This needs to be acted on with all due diligence.
...And pupil welfare?There are definitely no such laws where I live. Fish are specifically excluded from ALL animal cruelty laws and you can treat them however without repercussion.
People catch them from the lakes and just toss them in coolers alive to suffocate etc. They are often gutted before they are beheaded so are ALIVE when it is done etc. No laws against any of it.
So in a situation like this where I live - you may be able to CONVICE them with some reasoning, but you cannot take any type of legal action whatsoever as there are no laws to protect fish or govern their treatment.
You'd be hard pressed to try and use that defense but I guess you could try. Areas that aren't that "nice" have little care for these types of things. Students fight daily etc. The last thing administration would be concerned about is something on this scale. A student being upset about the treatment of a fish would sooner be laughed at than actually addressed....And pupil welfare?
Yay indeedy. Now you need to let her know that tetras need company.Ok I asked her when she was gonna put the betta in there. She said she was going to put A tetra in there. She must have seen the look on my face because she asked me if that was ok. I told her bettas need at least five gallons and if she put the betta in there its colors would be much brighter. She said ok and she’s gonna put the betta in there when the water clears. Yay!
So, my art teacher has a betta in a bowl. I brought her a nice five gallon for said betta. I learned today that she’s keeping the betta in the bowl and getting “a few goldfish” for the five gallon. Whyyyy?