SICK: Indian textbook teaches children how to suffocate kittens

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An animal rights row has erupted in India over a school textbook which tells children how to suffocate kittens.

The book, which is used in hundreds of private schools, features a science experiment in which two cats are placed in separate boxes - only one of which has airholes.

Activists argued that it endangered the lives of children and animals.

Many schools have now scrapped the offending page.

The passage in Our Green World: Environment Studies is meant to demonstrate that air is essential for life. It reads: "Put a small kitten in each box. Close the boxes. After some time open the boxes. What do you see? The kitten inside the box without holes has died."

The book's publisher has promised it will not appear in the next edition, according to the Indian Express.

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