The U.S. Department of Education recently published its first “humane education” video, which features an interview with Dr. R.D. Waring, director of the University of Minnesota’s Animal Behavior Institute.
Wearing an animal-friendly T-shirt, the interviewee, who is an animal rights activist, talks about the importance of humane education to students and how the program helps students learn the basics of caring for animals.
The video, titled “Animal Education: A Conversation With Dr. Wasing,” was featured in a 2016 book by animal activist Sarah Shultz called The Best of Animal Education: From Theory to Practice.
“Animal education has a profound impact on the human experience,” the book says.
“The first step toward the animal’s right to live and to live humanely is to learn to live with it.”
In the book, Waring writes about the time he and a friend attended a dog adoption event and were shocked by the amount of cruelty they saw.
“Our friend’s dog, who was the sweetest dog we ever saw, died,” he wrote.
“She was the kindest dog.
She was very sweet.”
“But what was most upsetting was that her owners, with their pride and joy, didn’t care.
They had her killed for the amusement of the animal-loving few.”
“And it’s true,” he continued.
“They didn’t even care.”
In his interview, Wasing talks about how the University’s Animal Education program has helped him to better understand and understand animals and the importance that animals have in society.
“We’ve done animal education since we’ve been here,” he said.
“It’s been an incredible thing.
It’s given me an understanding of what it means to be a human being, what it’s like to be an animal, and I think that’s really important to understand.”
The video was featured on the U.K. website The Animals of New York City, where the interview took place.
“I was in awe of the human-animal interaction,” Waring told Mashable.
He continued: “What you do in an animal education class is the same as how you would interact with an animal in a museum, but you learn something from the interaction, and you become aware of the difference between human and animal.” “
And so the more you interact, the more the similarities are going to become more and more pronounced.”
He continued: “What you do in an animal education class is the same as how you would interact with an animal in a museum, but you learn something from the interaction, and you become aware of the difference between human and animal.”
Waring was inspired to start his own animal-based education program after reading about it in the book.
“My husband and I decided to start a dog-related dog-education program, and it’s become a real success,” he told Mashably.
“When I first got involved in it, I had a lot of reservations because I thought it was just going to be more like a museum-level course.
“So I was very excited. “
I started taking it seriously and working with them, and they are very, very talented, really smart people. “
So I was very excited.
“I think that it’s an incredibly important, and really challenging, thing to learn, because you can’t teach animals how to be animals without first knowing how to live. “
There’s a whole world of animal education that’s not just animal training.”
“I think that it’s an incredibly important, and really challenging, thing to learn, because you can’t teach animals how to be animals without first knowing how to live.
“Because we’re animal-educators, we know what it is to be human and to be treated like an animal,” he explained. “
That’s why we’re so excited to bring you our second video series on this topic, which we’re calling ‘Humane Education’!” Waring said that his animal-centric dog-training program has had a significant impact on his understanding of animals and human relationships.
“Because we’re animal-educators, we know what it is to be human and to be treated like an animal,” he explained.
“To me, a lot more of our relationship with animals is based on our understanding of the relationship between humans and animals.”
“When we’re in our animal education classes, we’re just learning to treat animals like human beings, and we’re also learning to understand how we’re going to make sure that we’re treating animals the right way,” he added.
Wasing is not alone in his commitment to the use of animals in education. “
Humane education teaches us to see ourselves in animals, to understand why we love animals and to care for them, to have compassion for them and to love them, because we’re human beings too.”
Wasing is not alone in his commitment to the use of animals in education.
Several prominent educators are also making an effort to include animals