Animal Extremist Lexicon: Humane Education


What’s in a Word?

Humane Education: humane education is broadly defined as education that nurtures compassion and respect for living beings according to Wikipedia. It has become big business in the animal extremist world. Do an internet search for the words “humane education” and you come up with Institute for Humane Education and many other websites devoted to the movement. This should come as no surprise, since PETA’s TeachKind has been in public and private schools for years. There are now certificate programs that teach people to become Humane Educators, who then carry this into the schools.

Make no mistake, Protect The Harvest is for animal welfare as defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association:

“Animal welfare means how an animal is coping with the conditions in which it lives. An animal is in a good state of welfare if (as indicated by scientific evidence) it is healthy, comfortable, well-nourished, safe, able to express innate behavior, and if it is not suffering from unpleasant states such as pain, fear, and distress. Good animal welfare requires disease prevention and veterinary treatment, appropriate shelter, management, nutrition, humane handling, and humane slaughter.”

Animal extremist groups are not content with protesting, demanding changes, pushing vegan agendas on people, they also want to teach everyone that the right to use animals for fur, fiber, and food is wrong and immoral. Nevermind that there is plenty of oversight at all levels of animal agriculture, animal research, veterinary school animals, and animal exhibitions with multiple agencies overseeing them. In the animal extremist mindset, ANYTHING that is done with animals is tantamount to inhumane treatment, therefore, they must “educate” us how to treat animals humanely with programs they produce.

There are a few things consider when you hear the term “Humane Education,” especially when it refers to a school program, undergrad or graduate classes. Who are their partners? Who is on their board, advisory committee or staff?

After googling Humane Education and looking at just two of the “institutes” that came up, some very familiar logos showed up: