School children throughout Madhya Pradesh (Indian state of 75 millions inhabitant) are now equipped to get a daily lesson in compassion towards animals. Compassionate Citizen is PETA India’s (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) version of the internationally recognised PETA US’ humane-education programme Share the World, which is designed to sensitise children to be kind to animals. It is included in school curricula via languages, science, social studies, environmental and values education subjects.
Any students, parents, schools or campus can implement the program. Teaching students to have empathy for others is rewarding – and it’s likely that after learning about the horrible ways in which animals who are used for food, entertainment, skins, and experiments are treated, they’ll want to take action!
“The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated 🙂 ” – Mahatma Gandhi