2009 Animal L. Comm. Newsl. 1 (2009)

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Summer 2009

Animal Law Committee


       By: Meena Alagappan
       In the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will
       understand only what we are taught. - Baba Dioum, Ecologist

   The Animal Law Committee recently launched the
Humane  Education Project as a joint public service
project of the TIPS' Animal Law and Law in Public
Service Committees;  and  Humane  Education
Advocates Reaching Teachers (HEART), a nonprofit
public charity. The primary objective of the Humane
Education Project is to cultivate compassion and
empathy in our youth toward animals and foster respect
for the environment.

   In March 2009, we began piloting this program in
Washington, DC and New York City, where interested
volunteers were trained by two of HEART's teachers,
Kimberly Korona and Casey Sullivan, to offer a four-
lesson humane education program for fourth and fifth
grade students. As part of the project, the Animal Law
Committee (the Committee) and HEART published a
comprehensive Humane Education Training Manual
including detailed lesson plans, teaching tips, classroom
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