Kindness and proper care for animals starts with the attitudes and skills learned as children. It is important for children to see that animals have feelings and need the same respect and care that people need to live and survive.
Pets offer so many positive influences. Teaching compassion, caring, and understanding can go a long way in helping to fight stigma, stereotypes, and hatred for others.
Humane Education benefits the character and wellbeing of children as well as the animals. There is a strong correlation between the mistreatment of animals and causing harm or abuse to people later in life. Starting children down a positive path with animals will help produce ethical and responsible adults.