Renewing an old thread. In the thread 'Booked in to die',I made a suggestion that the only way to stop animal cruelty would be to have lessons on animal welfare in schools. as I was typing this I got more and more angry with myself for not trying to do something.And decided I would try and get some form of campagin going,with others or my self if I had to. I've had some lovely responses and ok a couple of negative one.But because it was on a thread about a differant subject and I sort of got carried away, I think not everyone understands what I want to do. I believe that in order for attitudes to animal welfare to change,( and that includes all kinds of pets,) the key lies in education. Children must be taught the value and beauty of animals. The way to do this is to ask an hour a week, to focus on animals. This could easily be incorporated into other lessons, on citizenship perhaps or even RE. It's no good crying and getting upset when we read these horrible stories about cruelty,tears will not save an animal. If you are interrested please refer to the posts on the other thread. I am not trying to save Saffys, that was the op. I wish I could, but I cant. I have to make that clear as I think some people have misunderstood my intention. Theres are many in the same boat, who want to help animals but are not in the position to take on a rescue. Surely anyone can write letters and send emails, it won't take much time. Anyone who is interrested please transfer over to here and let the op get on with their urgent good work. Thanks.