Saturday, September 11, 2010

Africa

videoTo learn about the animals of Africa we went on a safari. We walked through the jungles of Africa hitting away any mosquitoes so we wouldn't get malaria! We saw lions, zebra, hippos, rhinos, elephants, giraffes, kudus, crocodiles, cape buffaloes, and others! We learned a bit about poaching and how it is illegal to kill certain animals. We then had the discussion as to whether we thought it was ok to kill animals for food. The whole class agreed yes because humans need to eat too. We also discussed if it was ok to kill animals for sport. Some answers were:

"Yes it is ok to kill animals. But only one or two. We shouldn't be too greedy."

"No it is not ok because if we kill the animals then the other animals won't have anything to eat."

"Yes it is ok because there are sometimes too many of a certain animal and then it will die anyway."

"Yes it is ok because you can chop off the top half and hang it on your wall."

"No it is not ok because if we kill too many they will become endangered. It is better to just kill what you need to eat."

What an insightful class we have!

1 comment:

  1. I love this! I do not think it is ok to kill animals - we have plenty of vegetables to eat. But, I guess if we do have to kill animals, I think I like the answer about hanging half of the animal on your wall. Which half?

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