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"Children trained to extend justice, kindness and mercy to animals become more just, kind and considerate in their [interactions] with each other. Character training along these lines in youth will result in men and women of broader sympathies, more humane, more law-abiding-in every respect more valuable citizens."
- The National Congress of Parents and Teachers, 1924
For more than one hundred years, the humane-education community has sought to prevent violence and improve society by teaching compassion and empathy for all life.
If you suspect or learn that a student has hurt an animal, report it to authorities right away.
Kids who hurt animals may be on a dangerous path that will only get worse if it is not corrected. Psychiatrists, FBI profilers and law enforcement officials have repeatedly documented that kids who abuse animals rarely stop there.
Tomorrow's criminals and violent offenders are in our communities today, so it's never too early to teach a child to be kind to animals.
Share the World, a free interdisciplinary program, can help you to teach students to respect all living beings.
Please recommend Share the World to other administrators in your school or district offices, guidance and counseling departments, library services, and curriculum departments. Please also consider using these other violence-prevention materials in your school.