Animals & Education
Last updated: March 17, 2016
The Use of Animals in Education
RSPCA Australia does not approve of the keeping of animals in non-residential kindergartens, pre-schools or schools other than agricultural high schools, as the level and regularity of care and attention, particularly during weekends and holidays, is inadequate, or non-existent.
Links for Further Reading
- For the Birds: Alternatives to Chick Hatching
- Are you considering hatching chicks in your classroom? Learn about problems that can arise in the classroom during chick hatching experiments and find alternative lessons which are more humane …
- Take the Test! Questions to Ask Before You Get a Classroom Pet
- This quick test contains a set of questions which helps to establish whether or not a classroom pet is the right choice in your current classroom situation…
- Teachers Pet: Things To Consider Before Getting a Classroom Pet
- An informative article on the pros and cons of pets in the classroom, being a humane role model for your students and how to choose the right animal for the classroom.
- RSPCA Australia Policy Papers: Animal research and experimentation.
- RSPCA Australia policy statements are a collection of philosophical statements issued by RSPCA Australia on the proper use of animals by humans.