VARV supports ending hatching projects throughout Richmond Public Schools.


Principals and school teachers should end the use of bird-hatching projects and replace them with learning activities that teach life processes without the use of live animals. School classroom incubation and hatching projects of baby chicks and ducks is cruel and, in many cases across the country, leads to the abandonment and death of countless young birds each year. These birds are deprived of a mother hen, and the hatching-projects encourage the view that animals are disposable objects instead of living creatures requiring a lifetime of care and commitment. Humane alternatives have been developed by the United Federation of Teachers (UFT), HEART, and humane educators.

Ending Hatching projects in Richmond Public Schools