Teaching children to respect animals
Posted: 03/29/2009 01:30:28 AM PDT
EUREKA -- The Robert M. Lochtie Memorial Fund, a fund of the Humboldt Area Foundation, recently awarded $543 to the Sequoia Humane Society for the purchase of coloring books promoting respect for animals.
”We're very excited to be able to purchase this interactive tool to help teach our youth how to identify animal cruelty and encourage them to take action to prevent it,” said Cynthia Ryan, Sequoia Humane Society executive director.
The coloring book, titled, “What is Animal Cruelty and What Can You Do About It?” is published by the Humane Society of the United States and introduces readers to many of the ways and reasons that animals might be treated inhumanely while empowering children to respect and help animals by reporting abuse to adults. The book concludes with the message, “Animals deserve kindness. They deserve understanding and respect. ... Everyone does.” Read More
Basically what will be taught to these children is that animals and humans are equals. They will also try to convince these kids to practice anthropomorphism. HSUS and PETA have been very effective in reaching kids with their versions of the cycle of life. Schools have become the political battleground and it’s a place where we need to be telling our story as well.