There is no shortage of information available at one’s fingertips on the web. Some good. Some less than good. How to pick and choose? The links suggested in this section are by no means an exhaustive listing of what is available out there. How were they chosen?
By going to reputable sources with proven track records. Although there is good information available from various vendors, as a commercial free site those links are not included. It should get you started in the right direction. If you are charting new territory for yourself here, there will be quite a bit of food for thought.
Animal welfare is like anything else in the world. There are people and groups who hold on to “the way it has always been done” and may never be comfortable outside of that zone. Then there are others whose compassion has compelled them to find more humane paths.
The wonderful thing about information is that it allows us to make informed decisions. Will it always make us comfortable? Not if it makes us think.
Education is not the filling of a pail
but the lighting OF A FIRE William Butler Yeats
Why should Humane Education be taught in all NS schools?
- All children in the province would be taught. Right now its only available when the hardworking volunteers doing Animal Rescue can spare the time.
- Our children would be safer because they would all learn how to interact with animals properly
- It would save a lot of money for the future. More pets would be spayed and neutered. More would be microchipped.
- Children would understand why buying animals from pet stores supports puppy mills and backyard breeders.
Webmaster Note: If you live in Nova Scotia and believe that safer communities tomorrow will start with Humane Education in the public school system today, please contact the NS Minister of Education
Until that time, if you are looking for resources to Teach Your Children Well :
- Maddie’s Fund – Family Activities
- Best Friends – Humane Education Library
- Petfinder Humane Education
- CFHS has a series of seven newspapers that it published for children in grades 3 – 7, called Animals, Eh? There are downloadable, pdf versions at this link
- BC SPCA: Teaching Compassion and Empathy
- and of course, last, but definitely not least, you can always read Redemption and the followup book, Irreconcilable Differences, by Nathan Winograd so that you are well informed about the issues.