31. July 2017

Poland | Srodborze, Kochanow | Farm Animal Service - Teaching kids compassion toward animals

[Translate to English:] Erinnerungsfoto mit den Kindern in Srodborze.

[Translate to English:] Zuerst folgen die Kinder aufmerksam der Präsentation.

[Translate to English:] Danach erklären Michal und Bogdan ihnen die Werkzeuge, welche Hufschmiede für ihre Arbeit verwenden.

[Translate to English:] Die Kinder haben viel Spass beim Versuch zu erraten für was einige der Werkzeuge verwendet werden.

[Translate to English:] Der praktische Teil war auch sehr interessant für die Kinder.

[Translate to English:] Vor allem als Michal ihnen zeigte, wie man die Hufe eines Pferdes korrigiert.

During the summer, our FAS team decided to organize trainings about animal welfare for children spending their holidays at summer camps. Our farriers visited two places a few times: a rancho in Kochanow and a riding center in Srodborze. The trainings include a theoretical part in the form of a presentation, and a practical part based on everyday work of our team.

In July, Michal and Bogdan met three different groups of children. They talked about animals’ basic needs, including five freedoms, about appropriate animal care and about animals’ emotions and feelings. The children surprised our farriers with their knowledge and involvement. The children were very interested in the subjects covered, asked a lot of questions and listened attentively.

We believe that building empathy in children will help create adults who know how to properly care for animals.