The Importance of Humane Education

Humane education can play an important role in creating a compassionate and caring society. It sets students upon a valuable life path based on firm moral values. It also has the potential to spur the development of empathy and compassion. When teachers carry out this process, what they do for students is to:

  • Help develop a personal understanding of “who they are” – recognizing their own special skills, talents, abilities and fostering in them a sense of self-worth.
  • Help develop a deep feeling for animals, the environment and other people, based on empathy, understanding and respect.
  • Help develop their own personal beliefs and values, based on wisdom, justice, and compassion.
  • Foster a sense of responsibility that makes them want to affirm and to act upon their personal beliefs.

These are just a few reasons why humane education is so important and why we offer education programs to schools, which include interactive lessons and activities for the classroom that focus on helping children understand pet ownership and responsibility. Learn more here.