Farm and food animals
Find resources that look at animals raised for food on intensive production farms. Topics include egg and dairy production, meat production and the challenges of meeting the needs of farm animals.
Animals in entertainment
From horse racing to circus animals to animals kept in captivity, find resources that look at ways humans use animals for entertainment and sport.
Explore how human activities like logging and agriculture threaten the survival of vulnerable species around the world. Find resources that build sustainability awareness and other crucial skills.
Keeping Classroom Pets
Thinking about getting a classroom pet? The most common types of classroom pets, like guinea pigs, reptiles and rabbits, require a great deal of attention and care.
Ethical School Excursions
Explore some of the ethical and educational drawbacks of studying animals in unnatural habitats. How do places like zoos, mobile animal farms, circuses and reptile shows stack up?
Chick Hatching Programs
Chick hatching programs are very popular in Australian classrooms. But it’s important to consider the animal welfare costs of hatching live chicks in an incubator, as well as what happens to chicks afterwards.
Classroom Animal Dissections
Discover kinder alternatives to animal dissections, including models and videos, which can be used year after year, keep costs down and provide a better learning experience for students.
Starting a Kindness Club at School
The Kindness Club Kit is a great place to start for students who want to start a club focused around animal rights, welfare or protection. The resources in this kit are designed to guide students on how to get together, share ideas, plan and carry out meaningful and empowering activities for change and spread awareness about issues they care about. The five skill builders explore different types of activism such as letter-writing, petitioning and fundraising. Get more information here.
- Skill Builders
- 8-page booklet with activities
- Five Freedoms for Animals
- Printable poster
- Topic Fact Sheets
- Explore five animal ethics issues
- Teachers & Parents
- Information for club facilitators and parents
- Advocacy Skills
- Letter-writing, fundraising, media, petitions & more
- Discussion Questions
- Research points and conversation starters