Humane Education Law Sec. 809

By Committee on Animals and the Law

The New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Animals and the Law would like to introduce you to our Intro to Humane Education program. This program can help educators meet the requirements of New York State Education Law §809, which states:

“The officer, board or commission authorized or required to prescribe courses of instruction shall cause instruction to be given in every elementary school under state control or supported wholly or partly by public money of the state, in the humane treatment and protection of animals and the importance of the part they play in the economy of nature as well as the necessity of controlling the proliferation of animals which are subsequently abandoned and caused to suffer extreme cruelty.”

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