Should Animal Welfare be part of the National Curriculum?

20 Apr

I’ve recently been reading about the government’s proposal to make animal welfare a part of the National Curriculum of UK schools. A recent consultation was held to find out the public response to the plans and I sincerely hope that they go ahead. I believe it can only be a good thing to educate children about how to treat animals; a step which could reduce animal abuse and neglect in later years.

The new curriculum would include teaching children about the five basic needs of animals- environment, diet, behaviour, companionship and health. This would include learning about the importance of diet and exercise for both animals and humans.

It seems like such a great idea to teach this important knowledge at a crucial age. Not only will it teach children the basic care animals require, it will also encourage them to show respect, love and compassion towards other living beings. In my eyes this can only make the world a better place!

You can read more about the proposal here:


3 Responses to “Should Animal Welfare be part of the National Curriculum?”

  1. moi du toi photography April 23, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    What a fantastic idea! I lived in Mauritius for 3 years and the neglect and cruelty to dogs and cats is just awful, there is a society there called PAWS that is trying to educate people about animal welfare but they are barely scratching the surface.

  2. moi du toi photography April 23, 2013 at 11:11 am #

    Oops forgot to say thanks for following ♥

  3. Jazz Cat Jay April 25, 2013 at 5:16 pm #

    Reblogged this on All That JazzCat! and commented:
    Oh, what a brilliant idea. All countries in the world should do this! Crossing paws that the proposal gets accepted, or whatever the word is for that kind of thing

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