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The BAF Humane Education Program is committed to inspiring empathy and compassion for animals and all living creatures through quality teaching programs for schools and community organizations serving children resulting in responsible pet ownership and the reduction of animal cruelty and neglect. The foundation of this program has been created in collaboration with educators Lisa Potiker (Education Specialist / Teacher, M.A. Special Education), Lollie Ragana (Professor, California State University Los Angeles), and Lisa Wiehebrink (Author – “Love Me Gently – A Kid’s Guide for Man’s Best Friend”).
Why Is Empathy Important?
The US National Parent-Teacher Association Congress states: “Children trained to extend justice, kindness, and mercy to animals become more just, kind and considerate in their relations to one another. Character training along these lines in youths will result in men and women of broader sympathies; more humane, more law-abiding in every respect more valuable citizens.”
The BAF Humane Education Program addresses the growing need for respect and compassion for companion animals and all living creatures within our world. This program prepares teachers with the instruction and support needed to build a healthy foundation for compassion, healthy connections, and a connection to one’s empathetic emotions.
What Does the Humane Education Program Do?
To inquire about BAF’s Humane Education Program please contact us for additional information and training schedule.