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Woman Teaches Elementary Students To Treat Animals Kindly | Care2 Causes

Woman Teaches Elementary Students To Treat Animals Kindly | Care2 Causes

When Kris Foote wrote on her volunteer application that she loved animals and kids, it immediately piqued the interest of the humane education chairperson at the Heaven Can Wait Animal Society in Las Vegas, NV. One month later the new volunteer was teaching five different second and third grade classes about animal abuse, pet overpopulation and treating animals with kindness. Twelve states have passed laws recognizing the importance of teaching humane education to children. It raises their level of empathy for other living creatures and can stop the link between cruelty to animals and domestic violence. Most programs require the classroom teacher to do the work of learning the lessons and teaching it to the students. Heaven Can Wait’s Angels for Animals program was no different. There were great materials, but with the heavy workload of teachers only the most motivated too...

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