Teaching kids to have compassion and empathy for their furry, feathered, and finned friends is vital for preventing cruelty to animals as well as in raising them to respect and treat those who are different from them with kindness. Here step by step for kids to loving, and caring animal,
1. Teach your kids to respect animals.
Teaching kids to respect animals is the first step in treating them humanely. Make sure they understand what is acceptable and what is inappropriate, and to understand how important animals are in our lives.
2. Adopt a pet.
Shelters and animal rescues have countless pets that are in need of a family, so why not stop by and see who is looking for a good home? The visit will cost you nothing, and could end up with a happy addition to your household.
3. Volunteer at an animal rescue.
Organizations that help homeless animals are always in need of assistance to get animals off the streets into safe living conditions. Your help can come in many forms, including a monetary donation or the gift of your time.
4. Visit a farm.
Small locally operated farms are wonderful places to see animals living in a comfortable and peaceful environment, and a good way to understand and appreciate where a lot of our food comes from.
5. Know where pets come from.
When choosing a pet, take the time to know where they were born and avoid inhumane sources like puppy mills. Ask the pet store where the animals came from, and if possible, choose a reputable breeder or someone you know and trust.
6. Help someone else adopt a pet.
Even if you don’t want a pet or already have one, you can help find homes for sheltered animals by encouraging other families and friends to adopt a pet. For more information, contact your local animal shelter.
7. Choose animal friendly companies.
Support the welfare of animals by choosing companies that treat their animals humanely. Even if an animal is used for food, it doesn’t mean they can’t be treated with dignity and respect. For more information, visit the website Cruelty Free Consumer.