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Humane Education

School Presentations

Presentation Topics


Tours of BVSPCA

One-hour tour of facility includes:


Humane Education for Kids

The Humane Treatment Education Program is aimed at grade school kids and has several elements.

  1. Educational kits are available at the Carla Cumming Sojonky Adoption Centre. These kits have a variety of teaching aids as well as instructions for use. Elementary teachers will find more than adequate material to develop their own module for Humane Treatment of animals.
  2. Several modules have been developed by our Education Committee and can be delivered by qualified volunteers. These presentations are approximately 40 minutes.

Seminars and Workshops

Our seminars and workshops are designed for adults and use an adult education model. We cover a variety of topics from pet first aid to teaching "brain games" for dog owners.

Five Freedoms

The Five Freedoms outline five aspects of animal welfare under human control. The Five Freedoms have been adopted by professional groups including veterinarians, and most organization committed to the humane treatment of animals.

The five freedoms as currently expressed are:

  1. Freedom from hunger or thirst by ready access to fresh water and a diet to maintain full health and vigour
  2. Freedom from discomfort by providing an appropriate environment including shelter and a comfortable resting area
  3. Freedom from pain, injury or disease by prevention or rapid diagnosis and treatment
  4. Freedom to express (most) normal behaviour by providing sufficient space, proper facilities and company of the animal's own kind
  5. Freedom from fear and distress by ensuring conditions and treatment which avoid mental suffering