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P is for prevention – Building a kinder generation

Posted March 2018

You may have recently heard about the RSPCA’s call for animal welfare education in schools and the new Generation Kind Campaign. 

We would like a society where no animal suffers unnecessarily and this starts with young people.

Evidence shows that young children are being exposed to horrific incidents of animal suffering online, in ways previous generations have simply not experienced. A recent report revealed the shocking fact that nearly a quarter of school children aged 10-18 have witnessed animal cruelty and neglect on social media.

Animals play a significant role in many aspects of children's lives. 

How humans care for and consider the lives of animals is central to reducing levels of suffering - both deliberate and through lack of knowledge.

Unfortunately not all children have families and friends who set good examples about respecting the lives of animals and being kind to animals doesn’t always come naturally. When children learn about animal welfare, they're more likely to enjoy healthy relationships with animals and people throughout their lives. By developing young people’s knowledge about the sentience of animals, we can inspire the next generation of animal lovers, creating a future that is kinder to animals.

We have a team of education volunteers that visit schools in our area to deliver an engaging workshop on animal welfare, which has received excellent feedback.

If you know a school that would appreciate a visit from our education team or you would like to know more about becoming an education volunteer, please contact


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RSPCA York Animal Home
Landing Lane, YORK
YO26 4RH


Opening times:
Monday - Sunday 11:00 - 15:00Please note that the York Animal Home is closed to the public and all visits are by appointment only for potential adopters.

RSPCA York ShopRSPCA YorkCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
5B, Goodramgate, York
Telephone: 01904 466140

RSPCA Acomb ShopRSPCA AcombCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
43 York Road, Acomb
Telephone: 01904 788616

RSPCA Selby ShopRSPCA SelbyCharity ShopGBPMonday to Saturday 9:00am - 4:30pm Sunday 10:00am - 4:00pm
3 New Lane, Selby
Telephone: 01757 707100

RSPCA Malton ShopRSPCA MaltonCharity ShopGBPTEMPORARY: Mon/Tues - CLOSED Wednesday: 9.30am - 4.30pm Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun - CLOSED
10 Saville Street, Malton
Telephone: 01653 918000

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