UPDATE 6.3.18: Robert Crosland was criminally charged Friday with one count of misdemeanor animal cruelty. If convicted, he could face up to six months in jail and a fine of up to $5,000. When the Idaho State Department of Agriculture learned Crosland had a snapping turtle, considered an invasive species for which he did not have a permit, authorities killed the reptile. An ISDA said the turtle was “euthanized humanely.”
Science teachers can no longer show the natural world to students — in this case, three boys during an after school program for a special project. Society considers our children snowflakes and the future of our nation is queer. Yikes!
Thanks to Mr. Crosland
Preston, Idaho is … a place near and dear to my heart. Located in southeastern Idaho, this rural corner of America features farm lands and high-plains grazing areas for cattle that stretch to the majestic Rocky Mountains. Visitors venture back in time. Life in this dominant-Mormon society is peaceful, somewhat slow, and friendly. Why then is Preston Jr. High School science teacher, Robert Crosland, in trouble with city slickers? My Facebook friend, Robert Chase, resides in a Florida city. He and others are upset and signing petitions to shame Mr. Crosland.
Mr. Crosland is under investigation for feeding a puppy to a snapping turtle in front of students. The puppy was reportedly sick and going to die, but local animal activist Jill Parrish filed a police report about the incident and considers Crosland to be the sick one. Preston is also home to rattlesnakes, wolves, bobcats, bears, deer, elk, hawks, eagles and a world of nature.
Life in Rural America
Many kids in Preston hunt deer, elk or birds. They know from where the food on their table comes. Gun control means to properly secure their weapons. A longtime friend and fantastic basketball player posted a meme relative to the student protests. Idaho hasn’t suffered a mass shooting at a school. Maybe people simply care more about each other.
Reminds me of my time in Idaho. A female friend and I were tasked to “cut a fat steer” from the herd. We worked on horses. As she was an expert, she let me do most of the work. I used my horse to isolate, “cut,” a particular big guy. I guided and directed him to a clearing. She lassoed the animal and pulled him to a nearby pickup truck. A male handler took the rope, coaxed the steer up a ramp, and tied the steer’s head to a railing above the cab to restrain the animal. A second male appeared with a rifle. One shot rang out. The steer slumped in the bed of the truck. The man had shot the steer directly in the head.
One minute I was playing with the animal. The second minute he was next month’s hamburger and ribeye steaks. This is how we get our food. City slickers find this cruel — while lining up at McDonalds for double quarter pounders and cheese. Hilarious!
Female local animal activist, Jill Parish, is furious with the science teacher. Although she only heard about the incident from another teacher at the school, she is horrified, “What I have learned in the last four days is disgusting. It is sick. It is sick.”
“Allowing children to watch an innocent baby puppy scream because it is being fed to an animal, that is violence. That is not okay.”
Student Estee Hall reported, “I’ve only heard him feed mice or birds to his animals. I feel a little bit better knowing it was a puppy that was going to die not just a healthy puppy.” Parent Annette Salvesen commented, “If it was a deformed puppy and it was going to die anyway, Cros is very much Circle of Life.” Another parent, Julie Johnson said, “He’s the best science teacher Preston Jr. High has.”
On March 7, 2018 Preston School District released a statement, “The event occurred well after students had been dismissed and was not a part of any school directed program. We emphasize that at no time was the safety of students or staff compromised.”
What’s Wrong with the Left?
Snakes eat mice and small animals — live. Hawks will poach small dogs or household cats. Bears, wolves, bobcats and other predators are part of rural life in America. Sadly, liberal women do not accept the Nature of Nature. It is violence and sometimes cruel. Yet it is the Circle of Life.
Estee Hall is a Mormon name. She looks Mormon and rural. I’ve been to Preston many times. I taught at BYU, just south of this area. Estee doesn’t worry about fancy hair cuts or lots of make-up. She has strong family values — likely doesn’t smoke cigarettes, drink alcohol, seek illicit drugs or behave promiscuously with boys. She might begin her day feeding chickens or milking cows. In the background we see the preferred mode of transportation — a pickup truck. Estee likely isn’t confused about her gender. She enjoys being a young lady. She attends church each Sunday and her religion plays an important part in her life. She’s not confused like millions of City Girls. She’s secure in her family, community and religion. She understands the realities of the Circle of Life. She is wholesome and confident.
Liberal Women are putting children in Protective Bubbles. They don’t want their offspring to experience violence or suffer the harsh realities of life. Their kids wear helmets, wrist and knee pads, and are taught to avoid risk. They drink water from sterilized bottles, while we drank from a garden hose or sprinkler. They carry HandiWipes wherever they go and disinfect daily. Their kids have unlimited allergies. We ran through corn fields, and played with dogs, cats and other animals that strengthened our immune systems.
We walked or rode bikes to junior high and took the bus if the distance was too great. City kids have their own cars. They rarely walk or ride a bike. City kids have more bills and must work. Estee likely does chores for her family and receives an allowance. She spends more time around her home and church. City kids rarely see their family and church is considered a negative. I recommend the movie, Napoleon Dynamite, which is a cult classic about a listless and alienated teenager who decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school of Preston High School, while dealing with his bizarre family life. I laugh hysterically. It’s a beautiful portrait of rural America.
Thank you, Science teacher Robert Crosland, for raising our kids to be strong, confident and mature about life. What the HECK are the Liberals thinking? What do you think? Please leave your comments below and be sure to FOLLOW ClearHeath Life Strategies. We provide News of the News You Wish You Knew.