Epidemic:
Kids Hurting Animals

PETA keeps an updated list of reported incidents in which young people commit acts of cruelty to animals. These incidents are only the ones that have been reported in the media. The actual number of such abuse cases is likely much higher since many go unreported. This resource is meant to illustrate the prevalence of the problem and to provide educators with tools to help their students learn what it means to have compassion for all sentient beings.

43% of the perpetrators commit acts of cruelty to animals before schoolyard massacres (Source)—it’s time for educators to take action by implementing humane education.

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Alaska

State Laws

Title 14. Education, Libraries, and Museums § 14.03.015

“It is the policy of this state that the purpose of education is to help ensure that all students will succeed in their education and work, shape worthwhile and satisfying lives for themselves, exemplify the best values of society, and be effective in improving the character and quality of the world about them.” (Source)

Reported Animal Abuse Cases

While there may not be any reported cases of animal abuse in a state or province, that doesn’t necessarily mean that acts of violence aren’t being perpetrated. Unfortunately, many animals aren’t protected against cruelty under the law, including those perceived by some to be “nuisances” and those used for food.