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  1. This is a complex issue. The funding for schools has been so reduced, that many valuable subjects have disappeared. Teachers are overworked and underpaid, trying to find ways to survive. They may be willing to teach children about animal welfare, but there’s no support for that.

    Also children basically learn at home, in their first 5 years. If they are living with abuse of any kind, that’s the pattern that will get ingrained. If they learn that animals don’t have feelings, and are here to be killed or eaten, teaching them about animal welfare will seem like a foreign language.

    Somewhere along the line, they may read a book that will open their minds to a new perspective. If teachers can provide children with books related to animals, this could go a long way.

    Although I grew up in an abusive home and saw my father hurt cats, I knew in my heart that it wasn’t right. I’m not sure where this knowledge came from, but it wasn’t from a teacher, or anything outside of me.

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