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There are so many excellent humane education resources available. So many that it is often difficult to identify the best! We have compiled the list below to help.

Must Look At!


Animal Mosaic (World Animal Protection)
An overview of humane education resources including: 

  • Suggested curriculum
  • Tools for teaching
  • Evaluation 
  • Case studies

Earthkind: A Teachers' Handbook on Humane Education
This is an excellent teachers' manual for humane educators.


Really Useful Resources!


The Humane Society of the United States
Resources for parents and educators including lesson plans and worksheets

HEART - Promoting Humane Education
A selection of educational resources for humane education and character education

National Humane Education Society (NHES)
Including lesson plans and educational resources

Association of Professional Humane Educators
Various professional resources, and a list-serve (where professional humane educators can exchange questions and advice). Includes guidelines for humane educators.

Lessons, materials and briefing on issues facing teachers

Institute for Humane Education
Includes graduate programs, online course and a resource center. See also IHE children's books resource.

National Link Coalition
A Resource Center on the Link between Animal Abuse and Human Violence, which includes national and international ‘Link’ coalitions

The Latham Foundation
Promoting humane education, and includes research and resources

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Educational packs, including teachers’ guides and variety of resources, in a number of different languages

Compassion in World Farming
Wide range of educational resources covering farm animal welfare

Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA)
Interactive educational resource

The Dogs Trust
A selection of teaching resources and fun games

Educational resources on working animals

The Humane Education Trust
Includes teachers’ resources designed around the curriculum

Humane Education Resource Guide

The Unlikely Burden
Short stories children’s book aimed to transform perceptions of animals in Africa. (Available in English and Swahili)


Many of the animal protection organizations who have developed these resources will help other animal protection organizations with information and advice on the development and use of educational resources; and allow the use of their templates, artwork and images, to permit adaptation to suit other countries and cultures and/or translation

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