The Scottish SPCA’s education team's schools outreach program

Press/Media: Research

Description

Dr. Joanne Williams' research investigates the effects of puppy farming on dog behaviour and health. 

Period3 May 2018 → 26 Jan 2019

Media coverage

3

Media coverage

  • TitleAnimal welfare experts visit West Lothian schools to engage and educate children
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletDaily Record
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date26/01/19
    DescriptionThis article written for the Daily Star reports on the SPCA's educations teams engagement with schools in Scotland and sets out the goal of the outreach which is to prevent animal cruelty through educating children on how to care for animals.

    Research in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh (which Dr. Joanne Williams is pioneering has shown that the ‘Prevention through Education’ programme has increased knowledge, positive attitudes and children’s beliefs in animal welfare and decreased tolerance towards animal cruelty.
    Producer/AuthorMarjorie Kerr
    PersonsJoanne Williams
  • TitleKirsteen Campbell: The good men of Edinburgh have left a strong legacy of animal welfare
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Scotsman
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date5/09/18
    DescriptionThis article written for the Scotsman reports on Scottish Animal Week summarizing the achievements that the SPCA has made in the last year.

    Edinburgh University is cited as an authority for measuring the efficacy of the of the organisations educational outreach programmes.
    Producer/AuthorKirsteen Campbell Scottish SPCA chief executive
    PersonsJoanne Williams
  • TitleGilly Mendes Ferreira: Teach kids at school to be kind to animals – and break the cycle of cruelty
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletThe Scotsman
    Media typePrint
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date3/05/18
    DescriptionThis article written for the Scotsman is by the SPCA's Gilly Mendes Ferreira, Head of Education and Policy at the SPCA's, writes about the free Prevention through Education programme that they run. She also summarises the aims and goals of the organisation going forward.

    Research in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh which Dr. Joanne Williams is pioneering has shown that if children were accepting of intentional animal cruelty this predicted that they had low levels of pet attachment, low levels of compassion. Abuse in the home or bullying can also lead to children acting out abuse on animals.
    Producer/AuthorGilly Mendes Ferreira
    PersonsJoanne Williams