Opinions welcome. The two fifth grade classes have two rats they are “experimenting” on. They are both getting the same food which seems to be rice, veggies, fruits, oats… no mention of rat kibble which concerned me but nothing compared to the drinks they’re being given. One rat is being given sugar water and the other is being given milk. The milk drinking rat is getting “big and strong” while the one drinking sugar water is not.
Most rats, like most animals, are lactose intolerant. Most likely the rat drinking the milk is bloated, not at all healthy.
When I voiced my concern to our daughter, I was bet with indignant cries of “but she’s done it before! ”
I’m appalled that these rats are being treated thus. I don’t think I’m overreacting by wanting to express this at school tomorrow.