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IFAW’s 2013 Animal Education Program Launch

On World Animal Day 2013, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is launching a new global education program, Cats, Dogs and Us (www.ifaw.org/education).

Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions of homes and communities in every human society on this planet.  

Yet, on every continent and in every culture, dogs and cats continue to be subject to cruel and inhumane treatment. And a growing body of research has shown that violence against animals is connected to violence against people.  

IFAW’s Animal Action Education program addresses the root causes of animal cruelty and the new theme, Cats, Dogs and Us, introduces students ages 5-14 around the world to the many different ways that people live with cats and dogs and helps develop knowledge, skills, and empathy and respect. 

IFAW’s educational programs have recently been endorsed by the European Commission, the Ministry of Education for the United Arab Emirates, and the UN Educational, Social and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), among others. In the United States, IFAW is launching the new Cats, Dogs and Us program with Time for Kids and other high-profile partners, including the Los Angeles Unified School District, which is the second largest district in the country. 

About Animal Action Education

IFAW’s Animal Action Education program (www.ifaw.org/education) provides free teaching resources for students aged 5-14. The program is translated into more than a dozen languages and dialects, and Braille and reaches more than 5 million students. Cats, Dogs and Us is the newest addition to IFAW’s library of educational resources on a wide range of animal welfare and conservation themes. All the resources are aligned with local, regional and national curricula in literacy, language arts, science, social studies, citizenship and other core subject areas taught in schools worldwide.

About IFAW (the International Fund for Animal Welfare)

Founded in 1969, IFAW saves animals in crisis around the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty to animals, and advocates for the protection of wildlife and habitats. For more information, visit www.ifaw.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.





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