The C.A.S.H. Courier Newsletter
How Do You Teach Children to be Humane?
The following was written by Karen Schumaker in response to an
"Uncle Joe" [see
Ask Uncle Joe] inquiry that appeared in our last newsletter. You may
recall that a father asked how to teach his child to be humane. Karen
had the following great suggestions:
"Reply to John" in Traverse City:
1. Get hold of a copy of "Bambi," the Disney original which includes the
death of Bambi's mother, and have a quiet, respectful showing with a mix of
adults and young children for guests.
2. Name any wildlife who come to
the yard, and feed small animals such as birds and squirrels. In
talking about them with the child, use the animal's name, while discussing
the animal's needs, feelings, family, and children. Some of the
animals are easily taught to feed from a human hand. Always give them
fresh, raw, unsalted, natural seeds or nuts.
3. Take the child to
visit any nearby wildlife sanctuaries (not zoos); the people operating these
sanctuaries will be those who both speak and feel respect for our brothers
and sisters -in feathers and in fur.
Karen writes a small but mighty
newsletter that she mails out for a small donation. To find out more,
please write to:
Newhaven Private Wildlife Sanctuary
Deary, ID 83823-0217
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