In looking to the next generation of animal protectors, I love the enthusiasm shown by students in response to the Compassionate Citizen humane education program. Last month, Animal Rahat’s education officer conducted Compassionate Citizen workshops in primary schools in the villages of Belanki and Vikasnagar.
Animal Rahat’s efforts to cultivate children’s empathy for animals are definitely paying off. For example, last month, five of the calls that we responded to came from teachers whose students had asked them to call Animal Rahat for help with wounded animals they’d spotted. Needless to say, these were all from schools that had hosted our Compassionate Citizen workshops.