International Fund for Animal Welfare Launches New Global Educational Program

On every continent and in every culture, dogs and cats continue to be subject to cruel and inhumane treatment.

There is a growing body of research which has shown that violence against animals is connected to violence against people. Numerous studies have shown that integrating humane education into the classroom can lead to a reduction in violence and bullying, enhancing the students’ moral development while instilling a sense of responsibility for both animals and people.

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To help address the root causes of animal cruelty, the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW – www.ifaw.org) is launching a new global educational program, Cats, Dogs and Us which 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 education programs don’t just benefit animals. They are good for people and communities too,” said IFAW President and CEO Azzedine Downes.

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.

New Cat Apparel Line is a Fan Favorite!

From time-to-time we find new gift type items to bring to your attention.

Beloved Shirts is proud to unveil a new line geared toward individuals who are passionate about their feline friends.

“Our new apparel is a means for people to expresses their fondness & appreciation for cats in a fun & visually captivating way.” Said Beloved Shirts Founder Jeremiah Robison.

In addition to apparel about cats, Beloved Shirts has other lines that are equally visually intensive. Launched in 2013, Beloved Shirts (www.belovedshirts.com) gives individuals a choice of over 100+ full panoramic (printing on 100% of fabric) pictures & designs that range from nature, pop culture, food, entertainment, animals to galaxies. Apparel includes: shirts, crewneck sweatshirts, hoodies, and hats.