The Government: Introduce animal welfare into school curriculum.
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The Government: Introduce animal welfare into school curriculum.

    1. Holly Chaplain
    2. Petition by

      Holly Chaplain

      Worcester, United Kingdom

Introducing animal care and welfare into primary and secondary curriculum can only be a positive way of trying to prevent the mistreatment and cruelty towards animals, as well as teaching social skills from a young age, such as empathy and kindness.

All over the world, extreme cases of animal cruelty takes place, such as wildlife poaching of highly endangered species, fur farms and dog fighting. However, this sort of behaviour does not suddenly hit people at a certain age where they deliberately decide to become cruel. It is with them throughout childhood and adolescence. Our beliefs and actions are given to us at a young age; they are the foundations of our choices and decisions in life. 

If young children can be taught the importance of looking after the world around them, the urgency of protecting wildlife and even the significance of looking after their own pets properly, then I believe that this will have a significant impact on preventing animal cruelty nationally and internationally. 

To:
Government and department for education
Introducing animal welfare into school curriculum is an important step to preventing animal cruelty nationally and internationally, and will help teach the next generation necessary skills such as empathy and kindness that will stop deliberate cruelty to innocent creatures.

Sincerely,
[Your name]

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. Petition is going on air!

      Holly Chaplain
      Petition Organizer

      A good friend of mine had agreed to cover my petition on her Radio show 'Longside Radio - Where Variety Matters' Friday 26th April. The aim is to make more people more aware of the important social and ethical changes that could take place, as well as hopefully gain more supporters so this important petition can be seen all the way through.

    3. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • shayla bruyneel BRANDON TOWNSHIP, MI
      • 3 months ago

      Because something needs to be done about animal cruelty and there are so many animals in the world that need love.

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    • Loretta Long WICHITA, KS
      • 4 months ago

      Animal abuse and neglect cases continues to rise. THe best way to break this cycle is to educate children how to be responsible pet owners. The opinions, actions and habits of a person are formed at an early age. All children should receive this education at an early age and once they reach age 11, have them volunteer at their local humane society.

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    • Nicola Durrant TODMORDEN, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      A world without animals is emotionless and heart wrenching thought. We need love in our lives and it seems humans are on the path of destroying it, and themselves.

      A world of animals and limited human beings is a lovely thought

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    • Maurice Dockrell DUBLIN, IRELAND
      • 4 months ago

      too much cruelty to animals - it needs to be stopped - this is just one step

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    • Jane Wallin WORCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 4 months ago

      The more we teach our children to respect and care for animals the less animals will suffer, hopefully.

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