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Old 08-01-04, 10:13 AM   #20 (permalink)
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Keep in mind, I wasn't realy bothered by this story, but believe the teacher should have known better...

That's fine and dandy that you believe there is a Western bias when it comes to this. You have to realize though that we do not live in a cultural vacuum(although some could argue that ). There are certain norms in our society that are generally frowned on - Eating puppies and kittens is one while eating cows and pigs isn't. It is true that there is a bias towards some animals over others in Western cultures, but guess what...? We are living in a Western culture and whether we like them or not those norms are there - and so is that teacher. As such, he should have realized the probability of the reaction to this...
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