The goal of THLN’s Humane Library Project is to source the best literature for children and young adults on animal welfare and then donate these books to Texas school districts that have high instances of abuse and neglect to help them learn about animals and to develop empathy. An important lesson in empathy is that animals are living beings and should be treated with respect and compassion. Teaching children how to care for animals correctly, with love and care, is a great way for our young people to develop empathy and prepare to be amazing pet owners in the future. The impact of this project is far-reaching. Empathy promotes moral intelligence and morally intelligent people make decisions that benefit not only themselves, but also the people around them.
CLICK HERE for a list of recommended books for your own Humane Library at home!
Interested in donating toward a Humane Library? The deadline for donations is August 1, 2020 so the books may be ordered and ready for the students at the beginning of the 2020-2021 school year.