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Third Graders Launch Most Adorable Animal Rights Campaign Ever

May 10, 2012

After learning about California sea lions being sentenced to death for eating salmon in Oregon and Washington, one crafty group of local kids decided they weren't going to take the news lying down. In the past two weeks, Ms. Angela Casey's third grade class at Lafayette Elementary School has put together a delightful, crayon-based political campaign that has managed to catch the attention of animal rights activists and state legislators alike.

Ms. Casey, who happened to see a Facebook post about the sea lion slaughters while planning a marine environment curriculum for her class, decided the story would make a good lesson about how one species can interfere with another. After doing some research that sounds way more involved than anything we ever had to do in third grade, Ms. Casey's class concluded that the sea lion killings were unjust, especially in light of other factors that pose a much bigger threat to the salmon population.

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