This fall, PETA hopes students returning to the classroom will find one thing missing: animals. Here’s why we must reshape and rethink education.
As students and teachers head home to avoid spreading the highly contagious coronavirus, classroom “pets” and other animals housed on campus may go weeks without care.
Betta fish are sensitive, complex beings—not teaching tools or classroom props.
It’s easy to incorporate compassion for animals into your curriculum. Just take this kind teacher’s word for it!
There’s no excuse for putting an animal at risk.
These animals suffer in the classroom. Here’s why.
There are so many ways to teach students about responsibility and animal care WITHOUT keeping live animals in your classroom. Check out the alternatives!
For educational value, chick-hatching projects miss the mark. Here’s what to do if your school is planning one.
Here’s yet another reason why hermit crabs should never be used as classroom “pets.”
“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