Students look forward to field trips, and they offer an opportunity to get exciting hands-on experience with the world and enable learning outside the classroom. The only problem is that some field trips send the wrong message to our young people. By seeing animals trapped in cages or being forced to perform silly and uncomfortable acts, children get the dangerous message that it is acceptable to bully weaker beings.
Every year, countless schools take their students on field trips that support animal abuse without even realizing it. A few animal-unfriendly field trips include the following:
To educate your school administrators about cruel field trips and work to implement a policy prohibiting them, sign our pledge to ban them at your school and follow the steps below:
Feel free to contact us at Info@TeachKind.org for more help and advice!
If you or your school is ready to make this commitment, sign the pledge below on behalf of your classroom or your entire school:
Pledge to Ban Cruel Field Trips
Full Petition Text:
I understand that animals used for circuses, zoos, aquariums, and petting zoos are kept in captivity for their entire lives and denied everything that is natural and important to them. I further understand that by seeing animals trapped in cages or being forced to perform silly and uncomfortable acts, children get the dangerous message that it is acceptable to bully weaker beings.By signing my name, I pledge never to take my students on any field trips that exploit animals, including field trips to zoos, circuses, aquariums, petting zoos, or farms.