Our educational programme: Mission Humane has one important goal. That is to create a compassionate and caring society which would take benign responsibility for ourselves, each other, our fellow animals and the earth.
As regards our fellow animals, humane education works at the root causes of human cruelty and abuse of animals. There is now abundant scientific evidence that animals are sentient beings, with the capacity to experience ‘feelings’. They have the ability to enjoy life’s basic gifts as well as the ability to suffer emotionally (as well as physically) through cruel or unkind treatment, deprivation and incarceration. This new understanding of the sentience of animals has huge implications for the way we treat them, the policies and laws we adopt, and the way in which we educate our children.
Humane education is the building block of a humane and ethically responsible society. During this programme we will focus on:
- Helping them to develop a personal understanding of ‘who animals are’
- Helping them to develop a deep feeling for animals, the environment and other people, based on empathy, understanding and respect.
- Help them to 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.
In essence, it sets learners upon a valuable life path, based on firm moral values.
This programme will include: short presentations and videos, short educational posts and interactive materials.