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The Children's Promise Approach

Compassion is the root to preventing crime and other antisocial behaviors. George Angell said it best more than 100 years ago:
"I am sometimes asked, why do you spend so much of your time and money in talking about kindness to animals when there is so much cruelty to men? And I answer, I am working at the roots.

Every humane publication, every lecture, every step in doing or teaching kindness to them, is a step to prevent crime—a step in promoting growth of those qualities of heart which elevate human souls, even in the dens of sin and shame, and prepare the way for the coming of peace on earth and good will to men."
photo: CompassionToday, the Humane Society of the United States with their First Strike, an anti-violence campaign, continues this message by demonstrating a direct link between animal cruelty and human violence. One approach used by Children's Promise is to improve compassion with portrayals of animal abuse followed up with guided dialog.

Read about our work with Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! ...