Mount Carmel High School recently announced their prom is located at SeaWorld and Meadowbrook Middle School's ASES program had a field trip over spring break.
I find the fact there are still activities at this location a poorly though out decision on the part of our district. Although the juniors at Mount Carmel came up with the location (waiting on a response from them) for prom, PUSD middle and elementary schools still have field trips to SeaWorld. This is NOT about changing Mount Carmel's prom, although I would be thrilled if that were one of the outcomes. This is about removing activities to SeaWorld from my school district. News coverage has been misleading.
Not only are these activities promoting animal abuse and cruelty, instead of the ever-important values of conservation and environmentalism, but it also surrounds students in the middle of a controversy. Never should students feel the need of removing themselves from an activity or feel guilt when participating.
Please sign the petition (https://www.change.org/petitions/poway-unified-school-district-remove-all-ties-with-seaworld).
Please contact the staff members listed below:
Poway Unified School District:
John P. Collins, Ed.D.
FAX (858) 485-1075
President of Board of Education
14435 Harvest Court
Poway, CA 92064
Phone (858) 748-6923
Fax (858) 748-6916
In a previous version of this post, I stated there would be protests at MC. However, I do not believe that is the appropriate way to approach this anymore. I changed this opinion before my interview with ABC. I am still considering a protest outside the district office. Forgive me if this has caused any inconvenience.
Make sure to join us in protest of SeaWorld's cruelty on May 10th (San Diego only)!
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