Animal Kindness and Welfare Awareness week is a celebration of what most people consider our species’ best set of qualities: compassion, consideration for others, respect and generosity.
Kindness shouldn’t be limited to any particular gender, race, age group or even species. In fact, showing kindness and compassion to the most vulnerable of our fellow earthlings (i.e. other animals, particularly under human care) is often seen as the most telling sign of a person’s capacity for the traits we hold most sacred.
As Gandhi famously said,
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress
can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
Teaching the younger generations to be kind to animals and emphasizing the importance of extending compassion and consideration to other living beings, is an important and valuable life lesson. We proposed a bill that will legally implement a humane educational school program to instill empathy, compassion and respect for other living beings.
We are elated to announce that we are partnering with an organization that is graciously sharing their humane education programs, to present to the School District for implementation and use. They provide services specially designed to provide a combined focus on human rights, animal protection and environmental preservation. They also offer direct services to educators and students that enables them to significantly impact the way young people think about their responsibility to one another, animals and the natural world. We are excited to be able to offer their educational lesson plans for all school age kids, to encourage, support and help students engage and learn these important life lessons and provide early intervention that can redirect their thoughts, feelings and actions to improve social, emotional, mental health, which can reduce bullying, cruelty to animals and violence tendencies into adulthood.
We are collaborating with other animal rescue organizations, with hopes of advocating teachers and the school district to include this curriculum throughout the school year and during the first full week in May to celebrate Animal Kindness and Welfare Awareness Week in Nevada.