Fox River Grove Middle School teacher Dave Warwak gave school officials an
ultimatum Monday: Go vegan, or I'll sue.
Warwak told school officials that unless the middle school served
exclusively vegan lunches, which contain no animal products, Warwak would pursue a case against the school for its violation of the Illinois school code.
"The only way I'll drop charges is if the school goes vegan," Warwak said.
uncomfortable with the message it is sending. I really need any reference
to eating animals (meat) out of your project. It is not the positive
message that I though it was going to be.
> -----Original Message----->
> Sent: Friday, April 27, 2007 12:31 PM
From: Warwak, David
April 10, 2007 2:04 PM
not appreciate it. I will take care of the posters. You are missing the point.
From: Warwak, David
Sorry you feel that way. I never told anyone to be a vegetarian. I think students should have all the facts and make their own decisions. I thought we want students to be
informed decision makers. I thought nutrition was taught in school. I
respect life and I am taking responsibility (that is the correlation). This
started because of students at our school, our students, are killing animals for
fun - killing birds and squirrels - anything that moves. I thought I would
confront the issue instead of shoeing it under the carpet for fear of phone
calls. I am not sure which posters you are referring to. I can
take them all down if you wish.
This Peep project seems to be turning into a PETA advertisement. I don't like tying in the schools moto of respect and responsibility to a vegetarian diet. I don't see the
correlation and I don't want to be fielding phone calls that we are pushing an
agenda on the students or other staff that is not the opinion of the
district. I think a couple of the posters take this too far and maybe some
of the display. Please be careful not to have this back fire.
The notion that non-vegetarians support cruelty to animals....even if true.....I'm not using our school as a soap box for this opinion. Please remove the posters that indicate that students should not eat meat. I'm sorry if I led you to believe that I supported promoting
being a vegetarian, and that not being one, was bad.
Dr. Tim Mahaffy
In this example Heriditary Ignorance continues by avoidance, delay, denial, anger, disconnect - do not back down from these people - eventually, you will break through!