It has been revealed that the ÂBe Kind BelizeÂ education program founded in 2007 has expanded to offer online tools and resources. Â First developed six years ago, the program was created to promote humane education for those living in Belize. Â Many animals are often harmed through negligence or a lack of education amongst their owners.
The program provides free resources for community organizations, schools and educators so that the proper welfare and care of animals is something more people start to pay attention to. Â Now, the new Be Kind Belize website has launched saving educators time and money, and allows the organization to provide the latest tools, resources and information to the public.
Pets are often a big responsibility, but some people are unaware of the care and attention animals need when they are first taken on and throughout their entire lives. Â This often results in cats and dogs being released on to the streets as families realize they canÂt cope any longer. Â This can be for any number of reasons, such as the pets have reproduced, require medical treatment or are simply taking up too much of the owner's time.
Be Kind Belize has come to many petsÂ rescue, helping to educate youngsters and owners on the responsibilities of having animals. Â The program aims to teach the importance and value of providing the proper care to animals and to reducing any inhumane treatment that could occur. Â This education has important human consequences too, as many studies have shown that people who express violence towards animals can express violence towards humans. Â In addition, children who witness cruelty to animals on a daily basis are more inclined to be cruel themselves.
With many people taking advantage of the tools and resources made available to them by Be Kind Belize, a great deal of education has already taken place, helping not only San Pedro residents, but the pet population as well. Educational resources can be downloaded directly from the program's official website by visiting http://www.belizebirdrescue.com/bkb/bekindbelize.html.