Mission: To improve the condition and treatment of animals in israel and to elevate consciousness, through education, about the importance of proper treatment of animals.
Programs: Education: sharing home - researched and wrote an extensive humane education curriculum for secular schools, elementary through high school grades, including 100 lesson plans, fact sheets and resource materials. These materials are suitable for schools anywhere in the world. They are currently being translated into spanish and a version suitable for use in jewish schools is being written.
education: expanding the circle of compassion - chai wrote this humane education program for arab elementary schools, including translating and subtitling videos, powerpoint programs and other supplementary materials. Chai co-sponsored a conference with the ministry of education to introduce the program to arab principals, teachers and other officials. The conference was successful, the program was adopted, and it rapidly spread to 60 schools for all grades through 7th. A training conference was held for participating teachers. The conference and program were featured in the media, including on tv. Bedouin program - please see the schedule o on page 25
education: wrote a humane education program for bedouin schools.
direct support for animals - continued our campaign to prevent the gambling-on-horse racing industry from entering israel by educating the public and knesset members about the cruelties inherent in this industry. As part of the campaign, eight knesset members co-sponsored a bill that would ban gambling on any sport involving animals. We are promoting passage of this bill by educating additional knesset members. Campaign to ban cart horses from city streets and highways - please see schedule o on page 25
successfully campaigned against the phenomenon of horse and donkey-drawn carts on city streets and highways. These animals are often abused, and when they are no longer able to work, are abandoned. The ministry of transportation adopted our new suggested regulation banning these vehicles from city streets and highways. The regulation was approved by the justice ministry and the police and the knesset economic affairs committee voted it into law.
education: wrote a humane education program for jewish schools.