Education and Training
The Anti-Cruelty Society is deeply committed to humane education programs, especially in the primary and secondary schools. Such training should be an integral part of study programs.
The Anti-Cruelty Society continues to support initiatives and dialog aimed at reducing violence and abuse in all of its forms. We recognize the distinct connection between human and animal violence, and believe that by increasing awareness of this link through humane education, we can help more effectively address the violence issues facing society and our animals.
Keeping live animals in schools as pets should be limited by the availability of responsible supervision, proper care and facilities.
We support zoos which encourage education and an interest in animals. Sanitary conditions and adequate habitats must be provided. We encourage all captive animal facilities to achieve and maintain national accreditation standards.
Dog training allows animal owners to learn about the behavior of their pet and how to positively affect changes. We recommend basic obedience training based on positive reinforcement rather than on punishment.