INTRODUCTION TO WHY WE NEED HUMANE
EDUCATION IN OUR SCHOOLS
“In 1999, adults in this
country, made decisions which ultimately resulted in the
unnecessary killing of over 8 million adoptable pets!!!
Our children can do better if only given the proper
information. We just need to show them the 21st Century
|This introductory page is
intended to answer the question of “WHY” to Humane
Education. One of the most noticeable results of these
programs is the development of a more sophisticated and
solid moral structure for today's youth – providing them
with a clearer picture, or ‘direction' from which they
will navigate through life.
|They will come to enjoy education
more, resulting in higher attendance, more participation
in the field of science, lower drop-out rates, etc. Too
many animals are suffering and loosing their lives
needlessly due to humans.
|We are proud Americans! We want
to continue saluting this flag with all the pride it
deserves. STOP THE NEEDLESS KILLING OF THESE ANIMALS!!
PROBLEMS WE HOPE TO SOLVE...
||ABUSE: Every community has its
problems. But, everyone would just be horrified by the
statistics and stories given by their local police and
animal control officers. The animals are unable to
protect themselves or to report these actions.
Additionally, many, who are aware of these atrocities,
refuse to report the acts or even to address the
perpetrators. We all have the responsibility to report
these criminal acts.
UNAWARENESS: As we know, the
general public not only has LITTLE perspective on what
the issues are, but an appalling ignorance as well. If
you are unaware of the problem or what the cause is,
there is no possible means of solving it. Unawareness is
APATHY: “Oh I can’t do anything.
I’m just one person.” NOTHING COULD BE FURTHER FROM THE
TRUTH. But, apathy IS our biggest single problem.
||Correct, one individual voice has
it's limitations in volume. But, a chorus of 5,000,000
individuals singing together is a much different and
more powerful sound! Apathy is a form of ignorance.
Apathy and unawareness will assure photos like this will
always be with us. Don’t be afraid to speak up!! Let
this innocent pup have a good life.
WHAT GOT US TO THIS POINT
|IRRESPONSIBILITY: “When the time
comes, I might get involved”. What are you
waiting for?????? The average John and Jane Q
Public feel they have the sufficient knowledge to train
their new pet. Yet, the single largest problem people
list when relinquishing their pets to the pounds is the
'owner's' lack of training skills - admitting the
obvious, all too late.
|“Not being housebroken”, ‘not
able to stop the jumping’, not able to walk him on a
leash’ are the three most often heard. THESE ARE NOT
FAULTS OF THE PET, but of the human. Yet, millions will
go to the pound to die! Every time you witness a human
abusing an animal, it is the human who has just admitted
they are too stupid to have the knowledge necessary to
communicate properly. They will try to cover up by
pointing fingers at the ‘stupid’ or ‘aggressive’ animal.
|DENIAL: Humans typically repress
painful things that they're made aware of. This is due
to their own shortcomings and personal failures. Most
Americans tend to view the problems of animal abuse and
pet overpopulation from the same vantage point. We hope
none of you see yourselves in this photo.
|HERE IS THE PROBLEM. IF WE
CONTINUE TO DENY OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THE SIMPLE, EASY
SOLUTION, CONTINUE TO TURN OUR BACKS ON THESE PROBLEMS
AND REFUSE TO SPEAK OUT WHEN WE SEE ABUSE AND NEGLECT,
THEN WHEN DO YOU EXPECT TO SEE THESE THINGS REALLY BEGIN
AMERICA’S GROSS MISCONCEPTIONS
|POMPOSITY: Those who think that
having that ‘accidental’ or ‘recreational’ litter of
puppies or kittens is ok for THEM but not for others.
They ARE the problem. “We've already got homes for most
of them." Then, there is the "But, it's my right to have
a litter if I want to!" Showing, clearly, that it's
those who don't know how to play as a team, that most
assuredly help to loose the game. Goodness, where are
their heads? Let's see, 5,000,000 pompous folks thinking
like this X 5 pets per litter = 25,000,000 MORE pets
into a society that already has 8,000,000 or more pets
to death each year, simply due to a lack of homes.
||GREED: Most of us want the easy
way out. We don’t take the appropriate action, so we
‘donate’ to these groups. The large animal organizations
want to make a living the easy way, too. Example: Each
year we give hundreds of $$MILLION$$ to the Humane
Society of the Unites States.
|Oh, I'm sure they have a highly
paid Public Relations person who would provide ‘lip
service’ to argue this thought
||They send us photos of helpless,
caged animals, while extending their hands asking for
dollars to solve the problems. Has it worked? NO! . And,
we would believe them because top executives would never
lie to us, now would they?
|Their high level executives make
salaries of over $250,000 per year. This organization
has bank accounts with up to $$100 MILLION$$ just
sitting there. They could easily focus on one of the
main problems in this country and solve it in a years’
time. But, they don’t. They are actually surviving on
the failures of the problems that we pay them to solve.
We must admit the problems are ours and ours to solve.
Like our fanatical minority and religious leaders, our
large animal welfare organizations need their victims.
Absent crime and imaginary situations against their
people and teachings, these organizations disappear --
this means jobs. As long as they can convince those who
don’t know any better, they will survive.
||PROPERTY STATUS: We're only
talking about ONE right concerning animals, the right
NOT to be viewed or classified as property. Then, of
course there are the issues surrounding insufficient
animal protective legislation at all levels, as well as
the nationwide refusal to enforce existing laws or to
prosecute those who are offenders: most especially the
verbiage used to describe them as “PROPERTY” and
‘things’ referring to them as ‘its’.The NRA has a huge
role to play in this argument. They certainly aren’t the
brightest in the bunch – just one of the largest. They
support the hunters, who seem to say the animals
‘belong’ to us. Somehow, I don’t believe our forefathers
would support our present views on guns, nor do I think
our creator would be pleased with our treatment of other
beings on this planet.
Then, there are those
who place “Free to Good Home’ ads. This,
once healthy and loved Doberman Pincher
“Mitsi” ended up in a home that raises and
fights dogs. She was hastily placed through
a ‘Free To Good Home’ ad with no background
check or agreement with the adopting party.
Mitsi died 2 weeks after this picture was
Read below (by In Defense of Animals and
decide which would be best for your pet.)
|OWNER: One who has legal title
for, or right to, or possession of an ‘item’ ‘thing’ or
|GUARDIAN:One who adopts a baby
or an animal for reasons of providing necessary care,
nurturing, guidance and love, food water and shelter, in
order to ensure a safe and healthy and happy life
WHICH DO YOU THINK IS THE BEST FOR YOU AND
WHAT DOES THIS DO TO OUR SOCIETY
|It cuts through the very fabric
of civilization. Hate groups are gaining members in
record numbers. Hate crimes and animal abuse cases are
both on the rise at alarming rates and can be directly
linked to one another. Some of the social problems
include, but are not limited to: criminal behavior
towards animals and humans: weakened moral development:
poor academic achievement; and disinterest in academics
and having an extremely poor knowledge on such issues as
basic care for companion animals.
WHAT CAN PEOPLE DO
WE NEED TO REBUILD OUR ENTIRE WAY OF THINKING,
VIEWING AND TEACHING OF ISSUES
REGARDING ANIMAL SAFETY AND WELL BEING!!
|DO NOT ALLOW THE LARGE HUMANE
SOCIETIES TO CONVINCE YOU THE SOLUTION IS OUT OF
Obviously, changes need to occur. We need to
break the chain of ignorance that allows our youth to
follow the behavior of their parents. Those students who
received the Humane Education program had significantly
higher knowledge scores related to humane treatment of
animals as well as humans and suggested awareness,
empathy, and adoption of non-violent conflict resolution
||We realize Americans are busier
now than ever before. We must remember that the animals
still need our patience, understanding and love. It’s
really quite simple – quite elementary! Without this, by
means of selfish and uninformed adults, they will likely
suffer, and possibly even die. But, it’s not going to
happen ‘magically’ either. WE MUST ALL BE RESPONSIBLE!!!
|It takes all of us working
together. Let’s make sure that each of us takes that
extra step and promise to speak out - to share this
information with those who are unlikely to visit this
and other similar sites. BEFORE YOU GET YOUR NEXT
PUPPY, GO TO THE LOCAL AND AREA DOG POUNDS 2 – 3 TIMES
TO LOOK. YOU JUST MAY FIND THE DOG OF YOUR DREAMS,
DREAMING OF YOU!
|IN THE HOUR IT WILL
TAKE YOU TO BROWSE THROUGH THIS SITE, 1,000
INNOCENT LIVES WILL BE LOST IN THE U.S.
WE HAVE THE KEY
TO SOLVE THIS!
EVERYONE SHOULD CARRY THE TORCH
FOR HUMANE EDUCATION!