In every fire drill or earthquake drill, the animals were and still are left behind to die in a (theoretical) fire or to be crushed in a (theoretical) collapse of the room. This is not teaching compassion. This is teaching children that animals are ultimately just disposable objects. The BC SPCA Policy [below] requires animals to be evacuated in disaster drills and in real disasters. SD61 doesn’t even have a Policy, just an inadequate Regulation with no Policy.