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You know how many forward thinkers say that everyone has a right to an education? Well, for Northwest A & F University in Yanglin County, China, not everyone does. Students of the university are in an outrage today after it came to light that a shaggy stray dog that used to sit in on classes was poisoned and threw in the trash by university officials.

The white dog had come to be named Casper by students on campus after he earned fame for waltzing into classes, sitting on the floor or in chairs and astutely listening to the lectures. In fact, he regularly attended classes enough that he was dubbed the unofficial mascot of the school. Unfortunately, university officials did not find Casper’s presence so endearing. They saw him and other stray dogs around campus as a nuisance rather than cute visitors.

University officials rounded up Casper and the other strays and poisoned them, stating they posed a risk to the students and the staff, not to mention the unofficial belief that having strays around was damaging to the reputation of what is one of China’s top universities.

Students who had come to enjoy the dog’s presence were out raged, one student stated: “It wasn't necessary to kill Casper; he would sit all day long in classes so he was hardly a threat to anyone.”

Of course, the university officials would have gotten away with their horrible secret if Casper’s bloodied body hadn’t been found in a garbage bin – thrown away like unwanted trash. While the official statement is that he was poisoned, the bloodied remains suggest that he underwent a much more cruel form of torture, or even manner of death, before passing away.

It was said that the decision to rid the campus of Casper and his strays came after he brought unwanted attention to the university on social media. Just imagine the unwanted attention they are getting on it now?

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