Animal welfare education for children can prevent animal and human abuse

The teaching of the concept of animal welfare or its dynamic integration into various academic curricula and methodologies is what we call “humane education”.

In our society today, violence and lawlessness are increasing their dominance day by day, in our culture. This is why it is increasingly important to integrate “human education” into our current educational system.

Humane education has the potential to contribute significantly to the development of a compassionate and caring society in which we, others, our fellow human beings and the environment are treated with respect.

Children who learn to be kind and compassionate to animals grow up more righteous, kind and caring in their interpersonal relationships.

It aims to tackle the underlying causes of human cruelty and animal abuse. Animals are now widely recognized as sentient beings capable of experiencing “feelings”, according to scientific data. They can both enjoy life’s simple pleasures and suffer emotionally (as well as physically) from harsh or inhumane treatment, deprivation and incarceration. This new understanding of animal consciousness has huge ramifications for how we treat animals, the policies and regulations we enact, and how we raise our children.

Humane education is the foundation of a just and ethical society. It guides students to a great life path based on strong moral ideals.

With this type of education, young children are introduced to basic animal issues and an examination of animal sentience and needs through a well-structured educational program. Then, over time, learners begin to investigate a wide range of ethical issues (animal, human and environmental) using resources and lesson plans designed to encourage creativity and critical thinking, as well as help each individual to access their own internal “morale”. compass.”

In addition, it has the ability to promote the development of empathy and compassion. Empathy is believed to be the missing link in today’s culture and the root of harsh, neglectful and abusive behaviors.

The link between animal abuse and human abuse has been proven by psychologists, sociologists and criminologists. According to studies over the past 40 years, the first blow – a person’s first act of violence – is often directed at an animal and should be seen as a warning sign to other family members. (The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), First Strike Campaign, 2003 Report of Animal Cruelty Cases)

“Human education,” which involves teaching children to respect other sentient beings, such as animals, grows into more sympathetic, humanitarian, and law-abiding citizens. Pictured is Samara Jassi G. Pusing who, along with her parents, adopted Raffles, a kitten rescued from Save Animals of Love and Light.

Animal abuse is often the first step down the slippery slope of desensitization, a path that leads to lack of empathy and violence.

Animals are often the first victims, and what might be perceived as a red flag or warning marker is easily downplayed by parents and teachers as “well, boys will be boys” or “it’s not just a bug, what’s the problem?

Children who grow up in violent homes are more likely to become abusers as adults. “Addiction” sets in quickly once children become desensitized. Abuse has become a typical part of a child’s existence and is considered normal due to its habit of neglect and harshness. Moreover, desensitization runs counter to the important development of empathy early in life. Dehumanization results from a lack of empathy because it slows children’s emotional development, preventing them from reaching their full potential as emotionally mature individuals.

Teachers can help their children bring home a sense of empathy – not only for animals, but also for their friends and family – and a sense of duty to their community by combining bullying and other actions. antisocial to animal abuse.

To end the cycle of abuse, humane education is needed to establish an enlightened society with empathy and respect for life. The goal is to foster a culture of caring. And work to prevent crime and anti-social behavior, which can have a significant societal cost in terms of reduced “quality of life” and financial costs paid by criminal damage, maintenance of the law enforcement system , court costs, prison costs and child labor, is also a wise investment.

Traditional education involves the transfer of knowledge in order to pass exams and, in some cases, obtain employment. This is particularly lacking in terms of human development. In many “developing” countries, like ours, education is still taught by rote, with no emphasis on the development of insight, intelligence or morality.

Developing an animal-friendly mindset in children is the first step toward greater humanity that embraces people of all races and creeds. These children will grow up approaching international issues as neighbors, not enemies. In the photo, Xander and Doggo Pepper are playing in the garden.

Children who learn to treat animals with justice, kindness and mercy become more just, kind and caring in their interpersonal relationships. Character education along these lines in adolescents will produce citizens with greater sympathies, who are more humanitarian, law-abiding, and valuable in every way. Human education is the teaching of the concepts of justice, kindness and humanity towards all life in national schools and institutions. Forming an animal-friendly mindset is just the beginning of a greater humanity that embraces people of all races and climates. A generation of people who have learned these ideas will approach international problems as neighbors rather than enemies.

As animal rights and welfare activists, we strongly support an educational approach to building peaceful societies, addressing the root causes of the problem to achieve long-term change. Because it reduces violence and improves moral character, humane education should be a mandatory aspect of our students’ education. It will also undoubtedly help our society to become more stable, loving and peaceful.

About the Author: Mariana Burgos is a freelance artist. She has been a single mother for 14 years now because she is the wife of a desaparacido. She and her daughter are animal lovers and are active in the defense of not only human rights, but also animal rights.

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