Humane Education

The BAF Humane Education Program is committed to building compassionate leaders and inspiring children, kindergarden-5th grade, to advocate for the health and welfare of all living beings through quality teaching programs in schools and community organizations to increase awareness and resulting in responsible pet guardianship. Research has shown that teaching children from an early age to participate in community service and empathize with others can greatly reduce the risk of developing bully-like characteristics and the instances 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”).

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If you would like to bring BAF’s Humane Education Program to your school or would like more info about becoming a volunteer presenter (no experience necessary), please contact

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Latest Humane Education Posts:

Little Hands Make a Big Difference

“Who wants to help?” a female voice rings out. “I want to help!”  the voices of kindergarteners answer back. “Who wants to help?” the teacher again asks the children seated in the auditorium. Fifty kids rise up f ...

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Humane Education Meet and Greet!

If you’ve been curious about our Humane Education program and want to learn more and meet some of our presenters, please join us for a fun meet and greet, which will include a presentation and hors-d’oeuvres! September.If you’ve ...

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Humane Education Update

We’ve been having a great summer bringing our Humane Education program, developed by Lisa Potiker, to LA’s BEST Summer Program. The program has grown since last year and is now a three-part series, where we visit each classroom.We ...

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