Thanks to the incredible efforts of Judie Mancuso, founder of Social Compassion in Legislation, whose board members include, Katie Cleary and Simone Reyes, as well as the support from Jane Velez-Mitchell and respected assembly member Matt Dabaneh, an extremely important program has been adopted by the California State Assembly, which is labeled as the Humane Education Program.
“The Humane Education program seeks to prevent violence by teaching empathy, compassion, and respect for animals, and helps our students develop into caring and responsible citizens. In addition to the ethical and civic importance of Humane Education, encouraging a greater awareness about animals, nature, and their contributions towards our environment, economy, culture, and lives is invaluable,” says State Assembly member Dababneh.
The primary goals of Humane Education are to promote an understanding of the sociological and psychological dimensions of animal abuse, and cultivate empathy and compassion for animals.
“If we can educate our children on such important issues to protect the future of our planet, we can make our planet a more compassionate place for all living beings,” states Katie Cleary. “What our kids learn in school becomes embedded in their language, and is reflected in their actions towards the people and animals around them. It’s time we teach our students a more compassionate future!”
This is a monumental success in the State of California. The next step is to implement this program into all 50 states.
To learn more about this Bill and other animal welfare legislation, CLICK HERE to visit our animal welfare partner Social Compassion In Legislation.