builds compassion toward animals, people, and natural world by providing students with the knowledge and tools to make more informed and socially responsible choices that counteract real-world problems.
teaches kindness, develops empathy, and cultivates compassion toward animals, people, and the natural world. Students gain the knowledge and tools to make more informed and socially responsible choices that counteract real-world problems.
Humane Education is...
Cultivating compassion, respect, and knowledge to reduce animal cruelty and promote positive relationships between animals and people.
Fostering empathy, kindness, and understanding to empower youth to face intractable problems and create a more just and inclusive society for all.
Inspiring inquiry, reverence, and responsibility to encourage students to strive for a sustainable society, while protecting natural resources and the environment.
Why does humane education matter?
Humane education is crucial because it develops essential values and competencies for students
Humane education is effective because it can be easily integrated into any subject
What if every classroom was full of young people who refused to turn a blind eye to injustices against people, animals, and our shared environment?
With the guidance of HEART humane education instructors, Jacques, age 14, led his Chicago class in organizing an anti-homophobia school assembly and panel discussion that included prominent members of the LGBT community. The students made it clear that their school was one where everyone was welcomed and accepted.
Jacques and his classmates didn't stop there. During a school trip to the Illinois capitol, the students lobbied for stricter animal protection laws. They spoke with state legislators about banning puppy mills, creating programs to stop dog fighting, and preventing farmers from cutting off the tails of cows on factory farms without anesthesia. Months later, legislators were still talking about the visit.
The world needs an entire generation of people like Jacques. We believe this world is possible - humane education can help us get there.