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RSPCA visit

Sarah and Mila play the role of vets during the RSPCA visit.
A lesson in loving our animal friends
Blackbutt State School students learnt some valuable lessons in loving our animal friends when the RSPCA visited our school.
The RSPCA Education Mobile Unit made a special visit during which all students from Prep to Year 6 had the opportunity to learn about fostering kindness and respect for animals and the environment.
The mobile unit was manned by the RSPCA’s   senior education officer Mr Daryl Joy who said the animal welfare group aimed to help all animals, enlighten people about its work and change lives.
“RSPCA Qld believes that the most powerful way to change people’s attitudes and behaviours towards animals is through humane education,’’ Mr Joy said.
“Humane education is about fostering kindness and respect for animals, people and the environment through empathy.
“Empathy, as research indicates, is a learned behavior and the RSPCA has the Education Mobile Unit to help teach students about animal welfare.”
Blackbutt State School principal Mrs Gayle Williamson said all students from Prep to Year 6 visited the mobile unit.
“Our students learnt many things including what it would be like to be a vet, how to care for pets, what happens when dogs are left in cars, what life is like for battery hens, and what happens to a cat when it gets stuck in a drain,” she said.
“There were many hands-on activities to take part in, including micro-chipping pets so they can be found if they get lost.
“All our students enjoyed this special day checking out the RSPCA mobile unit.”