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PETA apologizes to school for graphic pamphlets

PETA uses graphic photos to protest a lesson on dairying at a charter school.

WOODLAND HILLS, Calif. (AP) — People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has apologized after graphic animal cruelty images were distributed to students at a Southern California elementary school.

The Daily News says (http://bit.ly/1ncnpHm) parents at Calabash Charter Academy in Woodland Hills were outraged when PETA volunteers outside the school distributed comics with photo inserts of bulls being de-horned and an infected udder on a dairy cow.

The protest was organized in response to the school’s bringing a cow to school as part of a lesson plan about dairy farming.

In a letter, the animal-rights group said the more graphic images were intended for parents, not students.

PETA said the volunteers made a mistake in distributing those materials to kids, but stopped short of apologizing for the protest.

PETA offered to distribute dairy-free ice cream sandwiches on campus as part of the mea culpa.

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Information from: (Los Angeles) Daily News, http://www.dailynews.com



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