Call for animal welfare in education
We're asking all teachers to help us by encouraging their MP to meet us in the House of Commons on 22 January.
Animals play a significant role in our lives and their health, welfare and access to safe habitats are dependent on the actions of humans. Education experts believe that teaching a child to care for and respect animals from an early age can bring about positive change for children and animals and surveys have highlighted that the majority of teachers would teach lessons about care for animals.
97% of school-aged pupils said that learning about animals' needs is important.
Encouraging empathy and compassion for living beings is important for young people's personal development and would result in a step-change improvement in some of the welfare issues that impact the lives of animals today such as neglect, litter and farming practices. These are important life skills that will also benefit society as a whole.
This campaign has now closed and we'd like to thank all the teachers that supported us!
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