Ground rules for pet animals

In this group of activities, young people develop an understanding that cruelty means causing suffering, either because of something you have done, or something you have omitted to do. They will learn how to identify suffering in relation to specific cases and relate this back to the five freedoms.

Before you do this activity, it would be best to do some activities from the Basic welfare needs and sentience section, particularly the Smiley face activity.

Number of participants: You can run these activities with just one person or in a small group.

How long it will take: The activities will take about 15 to 30 minutes.

Included in this guide:

  • Activity sheets
  • Facilitators' notes
  • Fact sheets