Concerns, controversy arise in Forest...

Concerns, controversy arise in Forestport after animal skinned, dissected, hung during kids camp

There are 22 comments on the WKTV story from Aug 9, 2012, titled Concerns, controversy arise in Forestport after animal skinned, dissected, hung during kids camp. In it, WKTV reports that:

Was it graphic or scientific? Inappropriate or educational? Parents of kids in the Forestport Town Summer Recreation Program and town officials differ in their opinions of the recent skinning and dissection of a dead mink by program counselors, then hanging the animal's carcass from a tree.

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Amazing

Boston, MA

#1 Oct 27, 2012
Educational
not again

Little Falls, NY

#2 Oct 27, 2012
This has quieted down, why start it up again?
haunted

New Hartford, NY

#3 Oct 27, 2012
Just in time for Halloween,come see what we are skinning this time.
lol

Little Falls, NY

#4 Oct 27, 2012
The Supervisor??
Are you selling tickets this time?
Prey tell

Little Falls, NY

#5 Oct 27, 2012
Who is WE?
who cares

Utica, NY

#6 Oct 31, 2012
As long as it isn't in front of the children....who cares?
parent

Utica, NY

#7 Oct 31, 2012
We just received a permission slip home from school for dissecting animals in science class! Apparently it's against the law to do without having permission to do so! It's also against religious beliefs! Shows how dumb Bill H is! OLD SCHOOL BOYS AND GIRLS!
Dug C

Caldwell, NJ

#8 Nov 29, 2012
WTF. Chill out and go back to the crap city you parents came from. In the north hunting trapping and skinning animals is a way of life . Some people are always lookin for trouble. Drama queens. Chill out ladies and get your housework done like a good lil dog you are.
native and then some

Utica, NY

#9 Nov 29, 2012
Born and raised in these here hills and know the disease those animals carry you stupid fck! If ya wanna put ur name and address I'll know who the fking re re azz wipe is! Is that C for cup cake you pansy bitch?
Amazing

Bedford, MA

#10 Nov 29, 2012
native and then some wrote:
Born and raised in these here hills and know the disease those animals carry you stupid fck! If ya wanna put ur name and address I'll know who the fking re re azz wipe is! Is that C for cup cake you pansy bitch?
LMAO

Since: Dec 10

Location hidden

#11 Nov 29, 2012
Amazing wrote:
<quoted text>LMAO
Trace on!
not so amazing

New Hartford, NY

#12 May 16, 2013
all of the circumstances don't add up to the final outcome.
childless

Blossvale, NY

#13 May 16, 2013
Interesting read. I would think because of the attitude coming across from the posts by Amazing, whomever that person is, that they have no children.
Parents have mixed feelings about what happened at the Rec. program. Most just wanted to have the option available and know what was going to happen that day in Woodgate.
Do you have a reason for being so adamant about this? Common sense dictates that while it may have been ok, the parents had no choice in this matter concerning their children being present.........
THAT'S THE BIG PROBLEM.........
PARENTAL CHOICE WAS DENIED......
Now find some other topic. You have worn this one out.
Amazing

Astoria, NY

#14 May 16, 2013
I have children, but I didnt raise them to be pussifyed!!!
The End

Johnstown, NY

#15 May 16, 2013
childless wrote:
Interesting read. I would think because of the attitude coming across from the posts by Amazing, whomever that person is, that they have no children.
Parents have mixed feelings about what happened at the Rec. program. Most just wanted to have the option available and know what was going to happen that day in Woodgate.
Do you have a reason for being so adamant about this? Common sense dictates that while it may have been ok, the parents had no choice in this matter concerning their children being present.........
THAT'S THE BIG PROBLEM.........
PARENTAL CHOICE WAS DENIED......
Now find some other topic. You have worn this one out.
Than keep your kids at home then you will have complete control over what your kids are exposed to
paid for

Blossvale, NY

#16 May 16, 2013
The Town pays for your children to have some different activities during summertime. Why would anyone want to keep their children home?
You miss the point.
Last year, the parents who may not have wanted their child to be present at this activity, had they known it was scheduled to happen, were not given a choice. Don't get side tracked on this. It was because parental consent forms were never issued.
This whole thing would not have been this hurtful if parents had a choice to let their child attend the skinning, or not to attend the skinning.
NOW get over it, because it appears those who imposed their own will on our children, by not letting parents know so THEY could keep their child from being exposed to this and just keep them home for that day will be in position to do that again.
If a parent did not want their child exposed to this dissection that day they were not given a choice.
It was their child and they have a right to choose what they teach and what their child absorbs when at summer rec. THAT WAS DENIED THEM.
This can go on forever, but the fact still speaks loud and clear, this would not have been the uproar that it is if parents were given the right to choose that activity for their child to see or not to see.

THAT IS THE CRUX OF THIS WHOLE THING. DENYING A PARENT'S RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT THEY WANT OR DON'T WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO BE EXPOSED TO.

Was it alright? NO, not for young children to see.
Was it done legally? NO, parents rights were ignored.
Will it happen again? Perhaps, since it sounds like the Program Director didn't care, and hopefully she will not be in charge again this year. Because if she is, we have no guarantee as parents that it can't happen again this year!
Amazing

Astoria, NY

#17 May 16, 2013
Pathetic people Pathetic
The End

Johnstown, NY

#18 May 16, 2013
Amazing wrote:
Pathetic people Pathetic
I AGREE.
what was it

New Hartford, NY

#19 May 19, 2013
not again wrote:
This has quieted down, why start it up again?
Because it is that time of year again..........
teacher

New Hartford, NY

#20 May 21, 2013
they do it in school- roadkill 101

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