This activity is just one part of a range of resources addressing the needs of young people who have been involved, or who are at risk of being involved, in cruelty to animals. Our online assessment tool Developing a suitable intervention programme (Word 17KB) will help you create individualised intervention programmes from these resources.
In this activity, young people look at animals in different scenarios. They consider how they would feel in each situation and then consider how the animal might feel.
They will begin to develop an understanding that:
animals and humans can experience a range of positive and negative emotions
animals can’t always show their feelings in a way we can recognise, therefore they should always be given the benefit of the doubt in situations where they could be suffering.
It’s essential to complete the activity Smiley face in this section beforehand.