Tierschutz macht Schule contributes greatly to sustainable animal welfare by teaching children how to handle animals responsibly from a very early age.
Professor Dagmar Schratter, PhD (President of the association "Tierschutz macht Schule")

Mission statement

“Tierschutz macht Schule“ - the association for animal welfare education - was founded in the course of the implementation of Austria’s nationwide animal welfare law. The animal welfare education association aims to improve the living conditions of pets, farm animals, laboratory animals and wild animals through providing knowledge about their needs and behaviour to children, youth and the public.

Animals, our fellow creatures, should be kept and treated according to their species-specific needs. The association acts on a tolerant and respectful basis towards animals AND human beings. Dealing critical with all aspects of animal welfare, avoiding radical attitudes as well as seeking to educate ourselves are fundamental aspects of our work. Thus “Tierschutz macht Schule” is a platform for persons, institutions and organisations that represent a balanced and serious communication of animal welfare relying on scientific findings.

corporate video

Watch the "Tierschutz macht Schule" video clip (duration 2:48 minutes), which was created for the 10th anniversary of "Tierschutz mach Schule" in 2016. The video is hosted by Kater Klaro, one of the „staff members“ and gives you a glimpse of the profound work that’s been established over the last years.