BUILDING BRIDGES OF COMPASSION
BETWEEN PEOPLE AND ANIMALS
THROUGH EXCITING AND
VISUALLY-RICH STORY TELLING.

TAKE ACTION. SPREAD THE WORD.

              

WHY HUMANE EDUCATION?
"Humane education is preventative medicine to a world out of balance. It challenges all the social ills we face, from the exploitation of other species and the planet itself, to poverty and war, to prejudice and greed. The seeds we sow…are the seeds of peace, kindness, sustainability, respect and compassion, and from them a more humane world will spring."

Zoe Weil
Co-founder of the Institute for Humane Education


hu·mane
[hyoo-meyn] (adj.)

1. Characterized by kindness, mercy, compassion and empathy for people and animals, especially for the suffering and distressed.

2. Considerate, kind-hearted, benevolent.


em·pa·thy
[em-puh-thee] (n.)
1. The capacity to recognize and, to some extent, share feelings (such as sadness or happiness) that are being experienced by another sentient being.

2. Denotes a deep emotional understanding of another's feelings or problems

3. To walk in someone else’s shoes...


Humane Education is...
  • a pioneering field that shines a critical light on the values and behaviours of our time.
  • engaging youth in critical and creative thinking.
  • making connections between our lives and the effects they have on animals and the environment.
  • a new way to see the challenges of our world in a positive way.
  • creating people who are empowered and therefore positive agents for change.
  • providing students with knowledge, awareness and information-gathering skills so that they are able to choose to live with compassion and empathy.

Why Humane Education about animals?
  • Tens of billions of animals are raised for food under cruel conditions in North America each year. In modern agricultural systems, confinement and mutilations without anesthesia are the norm
  • Millions of animals are unnecessarily used each year for product testing
  • Millions of unwanted dogs and cats are euthanized each year
  • Worldwide, millions of wild animals continue to be caught for human use in the exotic pet trade, zoos , aquariums and the animal entertainment industries such as circuses.


ONLY WHEN WE LEARN ABOUT OUR TREATMENT OF ANIMALS CAN WE THEN CARE, CHANGE AND ACT.
THE GOALS OF THE WE ANIMALS
HUMANE EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS
  • Foster awe, curiosity and critical thinking about our relationships with animals.
  • Instill reverence, respect and responsibility for animals.
  • Inspire people to empathize with animals.
  • Create gentler stewards of the earth.
  • Get people excited about how they can be agents of positive change in their community and around the world by exploring and developing their own skills.