The fact that “animal rights” are taught in high school is “indoctrinal.” Talking in class about “the similarities and differences between animals as sentient beings and non-susceptible living beings” is a “new attack on the hunting sector.”
The Spanish Royal Hunting Federation (RFEC) is outraged with the government over its ESO and undergraduate curricula, according to a statement sent this week. “The RFEC condemns the ESO and the undergraduate curriculum for animal indoctrination, which is mandatory for students between the ages of 12 and 18, and includes concepts such as ‘animal rights,'” the federation text reads.
“These are the topics he includes,” he continues Royal Decree 217/2022 From March 29 and Royal Decree 243/2022 From 5 April [los currículos de enseñanzas mínimas de la LOMLOE]Represents a new attack on the hunting sector and a devastating effect on the livestock sector and the entire rural world, due to the unprecedented indoctrination of animal ideology, under the auspices of the Spanish Government, which continues the road map against the Spanish territory.
Federation President Manuel Gallardo argues that the “disturbing indoctrination and animal drift” that accumulates in the note “is going to mortgage our current society and, worse, future generations, because it will not only make it impossible.” “Hunting practice, but condemns the change in the social model of the rural world,” he said. Accordingly, Gallardo is asking the government to “stop throwing himself into his arms Lobby An animal that does not represent the vast majority of the population. “
The solution for the federation is clear and involves breaking the law. “RFEC and other regional federations are urging regional governments (responsible for education) not to use this new curriculum and to revise the syllabus so that in the next course these issues are not viewed solely from an animal perspective. , But to become aware of the vital importance of hunting activities from the economic, social, environmental and cultural aspects for most of the territory of our country.
Hunters worry about the future. Licenses have dropped by 16% in recent years and they have tried, in some cases, to successfully popularize it in the classroom. In Extremadura, for example, the council subsidized the Extremadura Hunting Federation with 5,000-euro courses for students between the ages of 10 and 12 because the activity has a “sport” rather than a “hunting” approach. Jara y Sedal magazine also responded to this concern, illustrated with a juvenile with a gun on the cover.
Concepts related to animal welfare seem to be scattered throughout the minimum compulsory secondary and high school curricula prepared by the Ministry of Education and which autonomous communities should develop with 40% of their content.
In ESO, the concept of “animal rights” includes the subject of education in civic and ethical values, where it is formulated as “a necessary requirement for the active and responsible exercise of citizenship, as well as for the development of moral autonomy and ethics.” And will be assessed as a specific competence where “an active commitment to the protection of animals and the environment, the protection of the rights of animals and nature” will be promoted.
At this point, too, they emerge in the subject of biology and geology, where “the similarities and differences between animals as sentient beings in relation to non-sensitive living beings” are assessed as specific competencies in relation to living beings.
Undergraduate “Animal Rights” has emerged as one of the biggest ethical issues in philosophy today, where the concept is equated with other big questions such as “Inequality and Poverty, Equal Rights for Men and Women, War or Terrorism and Other Forms of Violence.”
Ministry of Education sources recall that these concepts are included in Lomloe in accordance with the principles of the Animal Welfare, Rights and Welfare Act, which is awaiting entry into Congress.
This rule states in the draftFor example, “Territorial Animal Protection Programs (…) shall address, at a minimum (…),” the development of educational, training and awareness-raising measures against animal violence “(Article 21.2); Develop agreements with administrations aimed at raising public awareness against any form of animal violence and especially (…) in caring for the education of juvenile boys and girls. And Animal Welfare “(Article 23.5);” Public administrations shall promote training in the values that promote respect for living and animal rights by incorporating animal welfare content into educational programs used within the territory. Autonomous communities ”(Article 43.4).
Source: El Diario