Then I read this post today on the Care 2 blog, and realized we are on the same page regarding humane education:
The Answer to Preventing Animal Abuse: Humane Education?
posted on the Care 2 blog by Megan Drake"We seem to constantly hear about animal abuse in the news.
Philadelphia just reported of a young, female pit bull found hanged on a playground. In Baltimore there seems to be an epidemic of animal abuse amongst the youth, which includes a puppy beaten to death, another dog pelted with stones and yet another set on fire -- just this year alone.
With all the animal abuse happening in the world, there might just be a solution -- humane education. Citizens for a No-Kill Philadelphia provides a Humane Education Program to fifth graders at John Wister Elementary School. CNKP is a group of Philadelphia citizens, led by Garrett Elwood, who have organized with the goal of making Philadelphia a no-kill city by 2018.
One of the many stops along the road to achieving that goal is to educate Philadelphia's youth about kindness toward animals. CNKP reports "Many incidents of animal abuse and neglect occur simply because of ignorance. We feel that our children could make better decisions for the future if only given the proper information on which to base their decisions."
The CNKP Humane Education Program is provided free of charge. Once per month, for the entire school year, Claire Tillman, Program Director, visits fifth graders at John Wister Elementary School.
Teaching Goals include ..." Read the full story here on Care 2