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On Indigenous Peoples’ Day, Teach About Native Americans’ Push to Rescue Lolita


Elders from a Native American Nation in Washington are trying everything to rescue orca Lolita. Here are their efforts to bring her home.

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Animal-Friendly Songs for Your Musical Classroom

TeachKind and PETA Kids teamed up to adapt and create a collection of animal-friendly songs for your musical classroom.

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This Is the Future of Frog Dissection

This new state-of-the-art technology will help spare millions of frogs worldwide, improve student learning, and eliminate exposure to toxic chemicals!

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Make Dissection Digital!

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Top 6 Lesson Plans for National Bullying Prevention Month

As mental-health and law-enforcement experts well know, people who demonstrate a blatant lack of empathy by committing violent acts toward animals often go on to harm humans as well.

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Why Every Teacher Should Be Anti-Vivisection—Starting With Dissection

Animal testing is bad science, and all educators should know why.

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13 Kind Classroom Ideas for Halloween That Compassionate Teachers Will Love

From teaching Halloween-themed lessons to dressing in costumes and handing out vegan treats, there are many ways to speak up for animals at school this time of year.

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Epidemic: Kids Hurting Animals

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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