I think that youth outreach is one of the most important forms of education we can spend our resources on. Young people, along with being the future of society, are more likely to be open to change. They live in a world where veganism is mainstream, animal rights groups are prevalent, and pets are viewed as family members. They are also more talkative—if you educate one young person, they are likely to share what they’ve learned with their friends and family. Teach people empathy and understanding while they are young, and you will pave the way for a whole generation of compassionate citizens.
This is why I founded Live Life Humane in July of 2011. By educating young people today, I am hoping to create a better world for animals tomorrow. We accomplish this through a variety of tactics, such as our multitude of projects (social media and Project Respect), humane education, leafleting, tabling, and educational events. Although a new group, we hope to expand greatly in the future and motivate the younger generation to make a difference for animals.
We at Live Life Humane believe that any person, any age, can make a difference, and we work hard to promote that idea. Although young people may do this in different ways, I’ve always found that they can make huge steps forward in the area of animal protection. Being a young person myself (I’m a sophomore in high school), I know first-hand that age does not matter when it comes to changing the world.
As I have said before, we are a new organization and just getting started. We have many projects and ideas in the works and are looking forward to a wonderful future! Join us in our mission to create a compassionate future by getting involved. As time goes on we will have lots of events to attend, and at the moment we have many volunteer positions available.
I truly believe that with our work we are creating a better world for animals, and I hope that many others will want to join us in our mission. For more information, visit our website at LiveLifeHumane.org.
Though only fifteen years old, Andrew Puccetti has already shown immense dedication and passion for the well-being of animals. Every other week Andrew will be here talking about the relationship between young people and animal rights–how they can make a difference, how they are already making a difference, and how important it is for kids to continue the fight for our animal companions. Learn about Andrew’s non-profit organization Live Life Humane and check out his blog!