Service Learning & Social Good
Animals need and deserve loving care, respect for their individuality, and the opportunity to play and run. Cruelty against animals must stop.
April 1, 2019
Animal Shelter & Food Scarcity- an endeavor by Amity 46 Ggn
Animal Shelter & Food Scarcity- an endeavor by Amity 46 Ggn
Why animal rights
We the humans are blessed to have a variety of living species, different in looks, behavior & needs, yet unique in themselves. Animals do not possess voice but they also understand, feel, as well as communicate in their own way. All animals must be loved and providing them shelter and food is a concern that youth of this century must address. We must never forget that if they are given a choice of choosing full liberty instead of obedience for a task, they would, as humans, choose freedom. No creature wants to be a slave of the other.
PETA’s undercover investigation at a North Carolina no-kill shelter called All Creatures Great and Small documented that animals were suffering physically and emotionally as a result of ongoing, systematic abuse and neglect. In addition, the investigator observed that dogs, cats, and other animals were frequently left to languish in constant confinement, deprived of veterinary care, and subjected to a multitude of other atrocities. No shelter that truly cares for animals should ever turn its back on an animal in need, even when that means taking in animals who are diseased, badly injured, aggressive, or elderly. These animals have little to no chance of being adopted or helped by anyone else, but a responsible animal shelter should at least provide them with a painless release from a world that does not want them. Should animal shelters have a no kill policy? This is a question we repeatedly ask ourselves. Still there is a lot that can be done to protect them. What are the causes that country like India has so many stray animals? The number of stray dogs worldwide has been estimated between 200 and 600 million. Europe alone is estimated to have 100 million stray dogs. According to Bill Garrett, the Executive Director of the Atlanta Humane Society, there are at least 5 times more homeless animals than homeless people. When certain stray dogs bite humans, they infect those people with rabies, a viral disease that causes acute inflammation of the brain. Each year, more than 15 million people are treated with a post-bite rabies vaccination, while 55,000 people die of rabies. 95% of rabies cases occur in Asia and Africa, and 99% of rabies transmissions to humans are caused by dogs. We, the humans are the cause for these small but dangerous problems. We keep the cows ,oxen,asses/donkeys,dogs etc that are useful for us i.e. When cows & buffaloes stop producing milk we simply let them go (Some people may say that it is our habit, yes you are right but then there were forests and grasslands everywhere. Where are they now?). Does that mean that human beings are selfish?
The students shall work on the project Animal Shelter in collaboration, under the guidance of the teacher to come up with a real action plan to save animals and provide them shelter.
First, they would be required to survey the locality they live in and identify if there were any stray animals.
Secondly, they would work in groups to identify the protection strategy they would adopt for the stray animals.
Thirdly, the groups would meet and interview the local Governing bodies to understand the complete process of animal protection and spot the apparent gaps.
Fourthly, the groups of students, shall consider the following options:
A Become a Foster Pet Parent
Before applying to become a foster, students shall find out about paying the veterinarian bills, payment for pet food and supplies, look into the process of introducing the animal to prospective adopters works. Before becoming a foster pet parent, the child would also determine whether he could handle the emotional aspects of the role.
B Spread awareness amongst friends and family.
Teach people how important it is to spay and neuter their dogs and cats. Around 70,000 puppies and kittens are born in the U.S. every day, and there are nowhere near enough good homes for all of them. Spaying and neutering can help end the homeless-animal crisis!
C Volunteer at your local animal shelter
If you find a shelter that will let you volunteer, you can walk dogs, clean up after the animals, refill water bowls, and give out toys and treats. Even just being there to pet cats and scratch dogs behind the ears will help them feel less lonely.
D Spreading awareness amongst friends and family.
E Speaking for Animal Rights.
When you see animals in trouble, try to help them. If you see a dog chained to a tree every day when you walk home from school, ask your parents to call your local animal control officers and tell them why you’re worried about the situation. If you ever see kids being mean to stray cats (or anyone hurting any animals) stand up for them if you can. If it’s not safe for you to get involved, then ask a parent or trusted teacher to help.
Students working on this project shall identify the problem of stray animals not being able to find homes.
A brainstorming session on Animal Rights shall be enabled by the students.
Students shall critically select the best possible solution, after critically analyzing all possibilities and give reasons for selection or rejection of solutions.
Students will present their chosen solution plan to their project head teacher and respond to any improvement requests
Students shall proceed to work within the timeframe agreed upon.
Students will create a world on Minecraft and capture the whole essence of the strategic development goal of the UN 2.5 and create a solution digitally on Minecraft and present it to their project head teacher.
Students shall be happy and feel good about the task accomplished, especially on the nurturing of the human value- empathy.