NEW DELHI – An environmental textbook used in some reputed Delhi schools asks students to kill a kitten as part of an experiment.

The textbook titled ‘Our Green World: Environment Studies’, published by PP Publications, has a lesson in which the children are instructed to kill a kitten as part of an experiment to tell the difference between living and non-living beings.

The experiment as printed in the book is: “Take two wooden boxes. Make holes on lid of one box. 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 the holes has died.”

This controversial experiment was first shared by a Twitter user @Priya_Menon, who put out photographs of the textbook.

Courtesy: New Indian Express, Twitter