Animal Rahat’s classroom at its Sangli sanctuary was buzzing with activity as students returned for a field day!

The students pose for a group photo with the Compassionate Citizen mascot and sanctuary resident Rossy.

The students enjoyed watching the new video “A Bull’s Life” and learning about animal sentience. After signing a kindness pledge promising to look out for animals and be kind to them, the kids enjoyed a vegan lunch. Then they broke into small groups to learn to groom some of the residents.

Camel Afzal enjoys the light brushes from this kind child, who just learned that other animals besides humans feel joy and pain.

While Animal Rahat’s sanctuaries aren’t open to the general public, the group does make use of the classroom at its Sangli sanctuary to help children understand that the residents are not all that different from them.