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How much do our children know about animal safety, health & welfare.
Teaching this in school's could have a significant impact on children of all ages. This will give them a better understanding of how to care for their pet, or treat an animal found or in distress. and may even lead to less animal cruelty cases in younger people. this could also change the way they think about, animals in general, eating meat, using products tested on animals. If children are Indeed our future, don't you think they should be taught the basic right and wrongs of animal welfare.
During my time as a parent I have heard stories of how some child at school Kicked a hedgehog or a cat, or threw a stone at a dog or worse. In one case I actually heard that a child flushed a live hamster down the toilet, just to see what would happen. These are very sad cases and I believe that with the proper knowledge on how to care for an animal, most of these things would not happen in the first place.
Sometimes it is simply that people do not understand that what they are doing to an animal is causing the animal pain. Other times, people who have been abused themselves will be cruel to animals because they think that is the only way to treat others.
The worst cruelty situations are when people hurt animals knowing that it hurts the animal, and they do it to cause the animal pain. It is hard to say why someone would do this, but often they see the animals as objects instead of creatures with feelings.
People who abuse animals are more likely to hurt other people. This is why it’s so important to report animal abuse. Not only will you help the animal, but you will help your community be a safer place for everyone.
The Department for Education was formed on 12 May 2010 and is responsible for education and children's services.
Rt Hon Michael Gove MP Secretary of State for Education
Nick Gibb MP Minister of State for Schools
Sarah Teather MP Minister of State for Children and Families
Tim Loughton MP Parliamentary Under Secretary for Children and Families https://www.education.gov.uk/help/contactus/dfe
Dear Ministerial Team
Lots of new subjects are being taught in schools these days, from sex education at an earlier age, to several different languages, not just German Or French, also the technology age has become a large part of school, encouraging younger people to use the internet safely.
We the undersigned would like you to consider teaching domestic animal welfare & safety in Schools across the UK.
To teach Children the value of owning and taking care of animals, ranging from Fish, Cats/Kittens, Dogs/Puppy's ,Rabbits, Guinea Pigs, Hamsters, Mice, Birds Etc.
Along with the care of animals, the knowledge of what to do if a stray animal is lost or found. In the hopes that children of all ages will understand the fundamental rules of pet & animal safety, which could significantly minimize animal cruelty in the future.
We Thank You For Your Time And Consideration.
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