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  What Is Humane Education?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In its most general sense, humane education refers to all those activities designed to encourage people to "be kind." Its goal is to help people develop empathy and compassion for other people and animals, respect for the environment, and the ability to make decisions based on the welfare of others as well as themselves.
Humane education lessons offer a setting in which children discuss how animals in their families are treated, and sometimes the treatment is abusive.
Humane education includes domestic animals as part of the human environment which is part of the natural environment.
www.aallinstitute.ca /HumaneEducation/humaneed1.htm   (700 words)

  
 Hawaiian Humane Society - About Us
Humane education should continue into adulthood with programs focusing on the duties and responsibilities of ownership and the care of animals.
The Hawaiian Humane Society opposes animal procurement practices that exploit the novelty appeal of various animals at the expense of their well-being and that encourage impulse purchases without ensuring that the buyer is well equipped and knowledgeable about providing proper and humane care.
For animals in a zoo or aquarium environment, the Society seeks the kind of care and confinement that does not inflict stress or suffering, and supports the placement of animals in natural settings consistent with their need for safety, sanitation, and their physical and behavioral needs.
www.hawaiianhumane.org /about/positions.html   (2077 words)

  
 Environment | International Humanist and Ethical Union
Humanists accept the full responsibility for their own life style and the influence they have on their environment, including fellow humans and other forms of life, now and for the future.
The IHEU is opposed to the continued testing of Atomic and Nuclear weapons in the atmosphere and condemns the recent French detonation of bombs in the Pacific in the face of opposition of world opinion and of those countries directly affected by the explosions.
The Board of the International Humanist and Ethical Union welcomes the guideline being prepared for the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, especially as these emphasise the moral and ethical implications of the new concepts of environment and resources which need to be accepted.
www.iheu.org /taxonomy/term/391   (773 words)

  
 Environment and human rights
The human rights included in the Convention must be constantly developed to reflect the growth of consensus between the member states and keep pace with change.
Human rights protection conveyed the message that the basis of international law was not the state, but the individual human being, for whom the state assumed protective functions at most.
The “natural environment”, or, putting it another way, “environmental assets” cannot be assigned to an individual or group, but belong to all humankind, which depends on the environment as the basis of human life.
assembly.coe.int /Documents/WorkingDocs/Doc03/EDOC9791.htm   (9282 words)

  
 Humane Farm Animal Care - Certifed Humane Raised & Handled Press Room   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Humane Farm Animal Care recently certified Heritage Acres Pork as "Certified Humane Raised and Handled." The pork is raised in Missouri and processed in Mountain View at the Ozark Mountain Pork Cooperative.
The distinction was awarded by Humane Farm Animal Care (HFAC), a year-old nonprofit group based in Herndon whose mission is to promote the welfare of farm animals by establishing humane standards for their treatment from birth to slaughter.
Humane Farm Animal Care, which runs the certification program, is aligned with two of the nation's major animal-welfare organizations — the Humane Society of the United States and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.
www.certifiedhumane.com /inthenews2004.html   (9537 words)

  
 Ontario SPCA - Humane Education   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Humane education must emphasize that there is a connection among all living creatures, and that an action towards one does affect others.
I have also realized that humane education is a subject that covers a wide range of issues and we need to educate ourselves before we can educate others.
Having been a full-time humane educator for only seven months, I certainly don’t claim to have found all the answers and I realize that for all of us to reach this higher level of humane education will take years of work and dedication.
www.ospca.on.ca /he_ft.html   (1135 words)

  
 Archy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The stated goal of Archy is to design a software system starting from an understanding of human cognition and the needs of the user, rather than from a software, hardware, or marketing viewpoint.
This ambitious plan to build a general purpose environment that is easy to use for anyone is based on designing for the common cognitive capabilities of all humans.
In this way, the user is not restricted to the closed environment of a single application in order to use these functions.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/RCHI   (1106 words)

  
 Jef Raskin article - Jef Raskin human-computer interface Macintosh Apple Computer Canon State - What-Means.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Jef Raskin is the human-computer interface expert who began the Macintosh project for Apple Computer and is the author of The Humane Interface, which in large part builds on his earlier work with the Canon Cat.
At the beginning of the new millennium, Raskin undertook the building of The Humane Environment (THE).
THE is a system incarnating his concepts of the humane interface, by using Open source elements within his rendition of a ZUI or Zooming User Interface.
www.what-means.com /encyclopedia/Jef_Raskin   (234 words)

  
 Rizvi College of Architecture   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The noble profession of architecture calls for creativity and dedicated persons who are charged with a constructive urge to shape a humane environment to live in.
As part of this mission of human development, education and training of young citizens has been taken up in various fields of knowledge such as arts, science, commerce, architecture, engineering and management.
Its aims are: to equip the students with knowledge and insight; to meet the challenges of development and conservation; to continue relevant traditions; to enrich environment; to evolve an appropriate and sustainable architecture and to innovate in a variety of human, social, economic, technical and environmental contexts.
archnet.org /institutions/RIZVIARCH/aboutus   (673 words)

  
 Vermont Humane Federation Individual and Organization Members
The Vermont Humane Federation is a network of individuals and animal welfare organizations from around the state.
The mission of the HSUS is to create a humane and just and sustainable world for all animals, including people, through education, advocacy, and the promotion of respect and compassion.
RCHS is dedicated to ensuring a humane environment for animals through care, kindness, and community education.
vermonthumane.org /members.php?PHPSESSID=030c1871d8f83d7027810e66a439e9fb   (849 words)

  
 The Humane Society of Canada Says Fund Pesticide Bylaw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Mar 4 2004 — Toronto — The Humane Society of Canada is part of a coalition of doctors, nurses, lawyers, and environmentalists who supported the City of Toronto’s decision to adopt a pesticide bylaw now urge City Council to provide funds for educating the public about the bylaw this year.
The annual cost of the bylaw is $450,000, with the city responsible for half the bill, meaning a net cost of only 9 cents per resident.
The Humane Society works to protect dogs, cats, horses, birds, livestock, lab animals, wildlife and the environment.
www.humanesociety.com /newsrel/newsrel.asp?thisrel=04032004&page=1   (432 words)

  
 American Humane: Farm Animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
One aspect of American Humane’s mission that has remained constant is our commitment to the well-being of farm animals.
Because of this commitment, American Humane created the Free Farmed program, in which producers are certified that their farm animals are raised humanely in cage-free environments.
As an example, our humane standards require that all Free Farmed eggs be produced by chickens in a cage-free setting; all eggs certified as Free Farmed are produced in that manner.
www.americanhumane.org /site/PageServer?pagename=pa_farm_animals_ff_mean   (186 words)

  
 Farm Sanctuary - Humane Education
They are also routinely de-beaked, and male chicks are thrown away in dumpsters because they cannot produce eggs and are not suitable to produce meat.
In contrast to these conditions, this video also details how breeding sows on today's factory farms are kept in 2 foot-wide metal crates inside large warehouses, where they will remain for the entirety of their lives.
They are forced to undergo a constant cycle of impregnation, pregnancy, and birth, until their worn out bodies are sent to slaughter after approximately four years of this cycle.
www.farmsanctuary.org /media/pr_teach_LBB.htm   (445 words)

  
 WHITMAN COUNTY HUMANE SOCIETY
Is the Whitman County Humane society a "no-kill" shelter?
All lost-and-found pets from Latah County should be reported to the Humane Society of the Palouse located in Moscow, Idaho.
Whitman County Humane Society, Inc. has an early spay and neuter program, whereby all healthy animals that are over two pounds in weight and over eight weeks of age will be spayed or neutered prior to adoption.
www.whitmanpets.org /faq.html   (982 words)

  
 No-kill animal shelter reveals a shining soul   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
S.E., facilitates the humane treatment of animals orphaned from their owners.
The Animal Friends Humane Society shelter will consider pets for a temporary stay until a new owner comes seeking a four-legged companion.
The shelter provides a humane environment for its occupants and improves the likelihood of adoption.
www.decaturdaily.com /decaturdaily/opinion/editorials/050803b.shtml   (236 words)

  
 Calls for Presentations, Papers, Publications: [Re]Configurations: Arts, Humanities, and Technology in the Urban ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In addition to the conference theme, papers on all other aspects of the interaction of technology, science, and the humanities are welcome.
As locations for human activity, cities would seem to invite interactions of the arts, humanistic concerns, and technology.
Our cities consign the arts to limited precincts within the urban environment, while technologies, represented as largely neutral, value-free and beyond politics and identity, appear to function without concern for aesthetics.
www.unm.edu /~loboblog/mort/archives/007260.html   (314 words)

  
 David Crow: The Humane Environment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Humane Environment Project was created to "build better, faster to learn, easier to use, more efficient and lower cost ways to access the power of computing technology".
We need to understand the limitation of human cognition and memory, the needs of the users, and the context that devices are used we can build better software.
When we look at innovators like IDEO and their holistic methods of problem definition, user observation, interface prototyping, and project evaluation, we can see that the human experience is a vital part of any product, service or environment.
davidcrow.ca /article/480/the-humane-environment   (323 words)

  
 Humane Education Programs
Humane education is about learning to respect life in our homes, communities and the environment.
Most importantly, humane education strives to establish a sense of responsibility, making the world a better, more humane place.
Animals serve as an indicator of the environment, allowing students to see the consequences human actions have on surroundings.
www.humaneedu.com /humnews.html   (238 words)

  
 kid proof environment
Whether a parent knows their child will be into everything or feels confident that their child won't be, child-proofing a home is the answer to constant vigilance and ineffective punishment.
Given the fact that most toddlers will get into things, chew on anything, put everything in their mouth, and touch the rest, it is up to parents to create a safe environment that allows toddlers to explore and investigate their world.
The children will have had their early years to explore and learn in a safe, humane environment and parents will have happy children with a sense of wonder and curiosity.
www.elainegibson.net /parenting/kidproof.html   (713 words)

  
 Home - Raskin Center   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces (RCHI) is a group of people working to design and build ways of interacting with computers starting from an understanding of the needs and frailties of the human mind.
Archy is a prototype computing environment based on years of research about this, largly on Jef Raskin's book "The Humane Interface".
A key component of this website is the Humanized Weblog, where individuals concerned with making the computer experience better can read and respond to articles about topics ranging from stoves to voice mail, computer preferences, software development, and more.
humane.sourceforge.net   (800 words)

  
 Osceola County   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
The Corrections Department, by using sound correctional practices, provides a safe, humane environment in which the public's interest is protected.
The Pre-Trial Release program oversees and supervises the release of low risk defendants awaiting trial, thereby allowing the defendants to return to their families and employment, and reducing the jail population.
The Probation Office provides supervision of all individuals placed on probation by a judge and provides the necessary support for individuals to successfully complete the terms of their probation.
www.osceola.org /index.cfm?lsFuses=department/CorrectionsDep   (181 words)

  
 Labs21 2003 Conference Abstracts: C-2 Caffey
Particular attention will be given to the compatibility of sustainable design strategies with the desire to create an optimal working environment.
The constraints imposed by the successful and simultaneous resolution of user and technical requirements in the context of sustainable design are in fact opportunities for achieving a rich and humane working environment.
If sustainable design strategies are integrated early in the design process, their impact on project schedule and cost are minimized.
www.labs21century.gov /conf/past/2003/abstracts/c2_caffey.htm   (437 words)

  
 The Jef Raskin Center for Humane Interfaces   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Today we introduce the first piece of our humane computing environment.
Archy is part application, part operating system and it changes some of the fundamental aspects of getting things done with your computer.
Our honeymoon with digital technology is over: We are tired of having to learn huge, arcane programs to do even the simplest of tasks; we have had our fill of crashing computers; and we are fatigued by the continual pressure to upgrade.
www.stanford.edu /~gpanger/jefnew   (320 words)

  
 World population and the environment | International Humanist and Ethical Union
As a condition of its achievement, the people of the world must give continued and serious attention to creating and preserving a humane environment.
Finally, the IHEU once again affirms its commitment to helping in the creation of a free and humane environment for the growth of persons.
That basic commitment underlies our support of the 1974 conference as it does our past and continued efforts toward population control, cleaning up environmental pollution, respect for the earth's resources.
www.iheu.org /node/2028   (294 words)

  
 Idaho Statutes
Every facility shall provide a clean, safe and comfortable environment in a structure that complies with applicable licensing requirements governing physical facilities, nutrition, health and safety, and medical services, and for aspects of care for which there are no mandatory requirements, consistent with the generally accepted professional standards in Idaho.
In addition, every child shall have the right to a humane psychological environment that protects him from harm or abuse, provides reasonable privacy, promotes personal dignity, and provides opportunity for improved functioning.
Leaves of absence may be granted in appropriate cases at the discretion of the treatment facility.
www3.state.id.us /cgi-bin/newidst?sctid=160240025.K   (943 words)

  
 Santa Clara University - Center for Science, Technology & Society -Technology Benefiting the Environment
The interface between humanity and the environment has proved to be very hard on the environment.
Some of the ways in which technology can benefit the environment are reflected in the remarkable people and organizations represented in the finalists for the Technology Benefiting Humanity award in the environmental category.
Dresser’s Genome Resource Bank of frozen genetic material from endangered species is used to preserve biodiversity by repopulating endangered animals in their native habitat, using both implanting embryos in surrogates and exchanging genetic material between captive and wild populations throughout the world.
www.scu.edu /sts/nexus/fall2001/GlancyArticle.cfm   (2190 words)

  
 AAF Pets - Animal Adoption Foundation - Saving Animals Since 1977
The Animal Adoption Foundation is a non-profit no-kill shelter for dogs and cats that have been abused or abandoned.
AAF provides a safe and humane environment for dogs and cats that are waiting to be adopted.
To work with humane societies and animal shelters for the common goal of humane treatment for all animals
www.aafpets.org /aboutUs/default.asp   (160 words)

  
 Award Programs
recognizes a K-6 teacher who effectively incorporates humane and environmental education into his or her curriculum.
honors an outstanding children's book with a humane focus on animals or the environment.
recognizes a teenager who has made a significant contribution to animal protection, such as direct work on behalf of animals, aiding in the passage of humane legislation, or educating others to be kind to animals.
www.nahee.org /awards/default.asp   (120 words)

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