Living With Harmony is actively developing a school outreach program to educate teachers and school officials on the myths that pocket pets, turtles and reptiles are easy to care for, and to discourage having these, and other, animals as pets in classrooms.
This endeavor will be able to improve the lives of those already in classrooms and to hopefully prevent more animals from being used and housed in these unnatural environments.
Brochure for teachers, educators, and students coming soon…
Animal Neglect is Not Good Education
Some of The Most Abused Animals in Classrooms:
and hatching programs
Some schools still hatch chicken eggs in the science classrooms. Unfortunately, many of these chicks become roosters and often city ordinances forbid roosters within city limits.
These poor animals have nowhere to go after the program is finished and are often doomed to unnecessary slaughter.
Turtles are one of the most commonly neglected animals in a classroom setting. The degree of misunderstanding about their needs leads to life-long damage and a lifetime of suffering in silence.
Rabbits are social animals that require ample area and companionship to live happy and healthy lives.
Too often, rabbits are kept in classrooms in small cages, which for us humans would be like spending our lives in a closet.
Guinea pigs are one of the most commonly neglected animals in a classroom setting. They are also social animals that can suffer greatly from being kept alone. The degree of misunderstanding about their needs leads to life-long suffering and a decreased life span.
Hamsters are frequently abused in classroom settings and family homes.
Too often, hamsters held in these conditions are not provided the environment and support they need for a healthy and happy life.
We are working diligently to raise the funds needed to put land toward preserving some of our native flora and wildlife species by creating a wildlife sanctuary that is protected from the threat of development.
If you know of any properties for sale, or if you have a property that would serve our needs, please contact us!We would love to chat.