When Farm Animals Had More Rights than did Children

13 04 2010

Can you imagine a time when child abuse was not a crime?

This article from the New York Times in December provides a nice, concise story to the beginnings of an organized movement against child abuse.  Ironic that early proponents went to the ASPCA for resources and legal muscle.


This article also illustrates, once again, the critical role of a singular articulate person putting a human face on atrocity.  As a teacher, when you can, weave stories into you lessons — stories where your students can relate to the protagonist!