When considering if it is humane to use live animals in classrooms such as with hatching chicks, it is important to first look at what the word “humane” means. The Oxford dictionary definition of humane is “having or showing compassion or benevolence”.
In this article we will discuss the key arguments for there being no humane way to use animals for educational purposes, especially if there are alternatives. As the objective of this article is to address chick hatching, we will focus primarily on the elementary school-age setting as the most common demographic for this kind of program.
P.E.A.C.E. Statement of Concern on Alberta Farm Sanctuary
P.E.A.C.E. has become aware of some issues of concern at a farm animal sanctuary in Alberta. P.E.A.C.E. is making the following statement out of concern for the safety and well-being of the animals in the care of this sanctuary and at neighbouring sanctuaries, to make the community aware of current concerns, and to provide the sanctuary an opportunity to clearly address these concerns in public.