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There is an emergency happening outside our doors. Environmental destruction, animal cruelty, human suffering. There are so many urgent issues that are competing for our attention. It's so easy to feel overwhelmed, discouraged, angry and pessimistic about the future.
Thankfully, there is a new approach. A movement aimed at our youth to help teach empathy, compassion, understanding and critical thinking skills. In doing so, we're creating a new world of citizens who are better equipped to offer solutions to the world's most challenging problems.
"The world becomes what you teach." ~ Zoe Weil, Humane Educator
Humane education is a field of study that helps young people acquire the skills necessary to make daily choices that will do the most good and least harm for people, animals, and the planet.
By integrating activities that encourage both critical thinking and compassion into existing provincial curriculum, students will be better prepared and empowered to create social change.
The Association for the Protection of Fur-Bearing Animals works hard to provide teachers with the necessary resources to help them integrate humane education into their classrooms.