The AJP believes that the exploitation of animals is not only unnecessary but detrimental to education. Furthermore, whilst education is a right that should be respected, it should not come at the expense of the suffering of other species, particularly given that there are always alternatives.
Many aspects of our education system implicitly mold student values, starting at the canteen and extending into science classes. The AJP will formulate programs across all areas to foster kindness and non-violence towards all beings.
1. Implement programs that increase and support positive interactions between students and wildlife, rescued farmed and companion animals such as volunteer days and placements at shelters and sanctuaries.
2. To teach students basic nutritional science and convey the discoveries of recent years about the welfare, nutritional and environmental benefits of plant based eating.
3. To facilitate plant based foods in all school, university and TAFE cafeterias, accompanied by research into impacts on student health and behaviour.
4. To explain the realities of modern intensive and extensive farming systems.
Related policies, in particular about animal use in science teaching: