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  • 1. A Question of Ethics!
  • 2. Can we have Blue Ribbon Youth and Blue Ribbon Projects? ▪Yes, with a lot of hard work and commitment to do what is Right! ▪We must always keep our focus on the right thing! – Youth
  • 3. Cheating ▪Cheated during a school test at least once: - Middle School - 54% - High School - 70% ▪ At least once, refused to cheat even though others were cheating: 73% Students who have:
  • 4. Stealing ▪Stolen something from a store at least once: - Middle School - 31% - High School - 47% ▪Stolen something from a parent at least once: - Middle School - 24% - High School - 31% ▪Stolen something from a friend at least once: - Middle School - 23% - High School - 25% Students who have:
  • 5. Lying ▪Lied to a parent at least once: - Middle School - 88% -High School - 92% ▪Lied to a teacher at least once: - Middle School - 70% -High School - 82% Students who have:
  • 6. EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! ▪335th Judicial District Court Action - June 1, 1999 – The “win at any cost” attitude has resulted in probated sentences for two Aqua Dulce residents involved in a scheme to show a pig in San Angelo that had been “sifted” from the Houston Livestock Show. NEWS HEADLINES
  • 7. EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! ▪“4-H Club Advisor Indicted in Steer Tampering Case” – Circleville, Ohio (1995) – Ohio Department of Agriculture Investigators said urine tests on the fair’s grand champion and reserve grand champion steers revealed they had been treated with chlorpromazine, an oral tranquilizer. NEWS HEADLINES
  • 8. EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! ▪“Livestock Shows Plagued by Cheating” - The Wall Street Journal, Texas Journal (1996) – Until the recent commotion, Matthew Stork’s father never thought that occasionally injecting Lasix into a pig was cheating. But Matthew confesses he sometimes felt a little quilty about taking the easy way out, knowing that the other kids had worked hard to slim down their pigs. NEWS HEADLINES
  • 9. EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA! ▪“In Animal Husbandry Contests, Cheating Spreads” - San Antonio Express News (1996) – Since the 1980's, the soaring amounts in winners’ purses - which can range from several thousand dollars to $500,000 - have given rise to many ways to cheat: from dye jobs to cosmetic surgery, from hiring professional groomers to injection of vegetable oil or saline solution for smoothing out flabby skin. NEWS HEADLINES
  • 10. Learning by Example ▪Youth do not automatically develop good moral character; therefore, conscientious efforts must be made to help young people develop the values and abilities necessary for moral decision making and conduct.
  • 11. Ethics ▪Standards of duty and virtue that indicate how we should behave.
  • 12. Two Aspects for Ethics ▪Ability to discern right from wrong, good from evil and propriety from impropriety. ▪Commitment to do what is right, regardless of temptations and pressures to do otherwise.
  • 13. Character is ethics in actions. ▪Knowing the difference between right and wrong and always trying to do what is right. ▪Doing the right thing for the right reason.
  • 14. What is Considered Unethical Behavior at Livestock Shows? ▪Use of illegal drugs ▪Violation of ownership requirements ▪Phenotypically alter the appearance of an animal ▪Misrepresenting the age of an animal ▪Use of tranquilizers, sedatives, or depressants ▪Injection or insertion of foreign materials
  • 15. What is Considered Unethical Behavior at Livestock Shows? ▪Use of inhumane fitting, showing, and/or hauling practices ▪Interference with the judge and/or show officials ▪Violation of any rule governing the livestock show
  • 16. Ethics is Critically Important to OUR 4-H Youth Development Program Ethics Should be Critically Important to YOU!

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