Programme teaches animal care

PUBLISHED : Monday, 07 July, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 07 July, 2008, 12:00am

Animals need to be handled with care - that's the message more than 35,000 primary and secondary school students will receive in an education programme on the humane treatment of our furry and feathered friends.

Students will learn to respect and treasure living things as they get to know different types of animals and how to handle them.

The scheme, which reaches out to students in 1,000 schools, was launched by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals last month under the sponsorship of the Hongkong Bank Foundation.

One of the participating schools, Canossa School (Hong Kong), used the educational package to enrich the contents of their own programme, called 'Respect for Life'.

Parents welcome the programme.

They believe teaching children to care for animals from a young age can help them become more loving and enrich their family life.