A new curriculum created to teach kids about animal rights will be released on December 9, shortly before International Animal Rights Day, according to a recent announcement from the Strategic Reforms Unit of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. Kids will learn about pet ownership responsibilities and how to be kind to stray animals.
Salman Sufi, the head of the PM’s Strategic Reforms, provided an update on Twitter on Thursday. “The time is almost up. The first animal rights curriculum in Pakistan will be unveiled on International Animal Rights Day, under instructions from Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. A few days before the event, I’ll be giving the information for online participation,” he said.
“It will mostly be included in a subject, but we are still figuring out the subject and the chapters,” Sufi had said when he first proposed the concept of the course in September. He stated that the course will include extracurricular activities and that animal rights advocates would visit schools to instruct kids about owning pets. Children will learn that having pets requires responsibility and that they cannot only be maintained for enjoyment. And the course’s profundity would grow with each new class, he added.