Stuart was pleased to attend the RSPCA’s event in Parliament and learn more about the Generation Kind initiative, which seeks to teach compassion to new generations and work to protect animals in Pudsey.
Research by the RSPCA revealed that nearly a quarter of school children aged 10-18 have witnessed animal cruelty and neglect on social media. Generation Kind, the charity’s biggest ever education and prevention programme, was developed to help address this.
The RSPCA has been protecting animals since its foundation in 1824. To this day, they are increasing their work to prevent cruelty occurring in the first place and to educate the next generation of animal lovers.
Stuart said “As an animal lover, I am very proud to support the RSPCA and the work that they do to protect animal welfare my constituency. Several of my constituents had asked me to attend and I was pleased to do so and hear about the RSPCA’s work and to thank them on behalf of the animal lovers in our area for all that they do.
“However, I am saddened that young children are being exposed to horrific incidents of animal suffering online, in ways previous generations have simply not experienced. We all have a duty to raise the next generation to be kind and compassionate to animals and I will continue to work closely with the RSPCA to help improve standards of animal welfare in Pudsey and across the UK.”
More details about the RSPCA Generation Kind campaign can be found here: https://www.rspca.org.uk/whatwedo/education