In New Zealand, school children are encouraged by teachers and parents to kill wild animals as part of a government-led initiative to eradicate so-called ‘pests’.     

In this article Professor Emeritus Marc Bekoff calls out NZ communities who practice this, pointing out the link between cruelty to animals and violent behaviour in later life:

‘Imprinting kids to kill animals is bad news, can have horrific long-term effects, and should be stopped immediately’.

Read the article here.  

“Readers can find other essays on animal cognition and animal emotions here –

–  http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions 

 

 

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