Challenging Assumptions: A Social Justice Curriculum

TeachKind’s free “Challenging Assumptions” curriculum empowers students to question societal norms and inspires empathy for all regardless of race, gender, sexual identity, age, ability, or species.

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VIDEO: Ellie the Elephant’s Empathy-Building Presentation Goes Virtual!

Ellie, PETA’s robotic elephant, has visited hundreds of schools with a message of compassion. Now she’s available to every parent and teacher for distance learning.

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PETA Can Help Make Sure Your Kids Continue Learning at Home

PETA’s humane education division, TeachKind, offers free and fun educational resources for parents to use with their kids—and they’re especially useful during this pandemic.

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More Than 10 Million Animals Are Used for Dissection Each Year—PETA Is Changing That

Help us make history for animals by making animal dissection a thing of the past.

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Bigotry begins when categories such as race, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or species are used to justify discrimination.

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Youth Cruelty to Animals—It’s an Epidemic


Kids are abusing animals in your state, and education laws that would prevent violence aren’t being enforced. Humane education is urgently needed now. Take action.

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PETA Cosponsors Legislation to End Animal Dissection in California!

Cutting up the corpses of dead animals for a crude biology lesson should be a thing of the past—and now, California has the opportunity to make animal dissection history.

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21st Century Dissection: Science Education Without Killing Animals

Schools still buy dead animals and ask compassionate students to cut them apart. There’s a better way! TeachKind hails the top animal-anatomy software.

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TeachKind’s Teacher Appreciation Contest—Win Big!

Do you know a teacher who goes above and beyond for animals in the classroom? Nominate this educator to be TeachKind’s Teacher of the Year.

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Idaho Teacher Accused of Feeding Live Puppy to Snapping Turtle (VIDEO)

TeachKind—PETA’s humane education division—will urge this school district to teach kids that violence of all kinds is wrong.

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Destination Empathy at Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh: Adventures in Compassion

Children are the explorers in Destination Empathy—a unique exhibit that brought the Golden Rule to life.

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Valentine’s Day: What Do Animals Love?

This Valentine’s Day, teach kids that animals deserve our affection, too! TeachKind’s holiday activity sheets for classrooms highlight wonderful things that all sentient beings love.

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Students and Animals Need Your Help in Maryland

Ten million animals are used for classroom dissection each year. A Senate bill would let Maryland students opt out. Help get it passed!

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Here’s Why That Viral Chick-Hatching Video Is Actually Dark and Demented

Ever wonder where these chicks go after their stint in kindergarten jail?

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What Winter Is Like for a ‘Backyard Dog’

Countless dogs are chained outdoors, struggling to survive. Learn how PETA helps them. TeachKind’s “Change for Chained Dogs” fundraiser shows schools how to help too.

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“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind