ASDEN Activities

The hunting Federation of Castilla y Leon has announced in March will begin to make hunting in colleges of Soria promotion activities aimed at children aged 7 to 12. These activities are included within a project named Hunter for a day, and are part of an agreement funded with 300,000 which was signed in January 2011 with the environmental Department of the Junta of Castilla y Leon, when Maria Jesus Ruiz was the holder of such counseling. The activities to develop in the framework of that Convention, aims to increase the number of hunters to so compensate the gradual decline in the number of hunting licenses motivated among others by the lack of interest by young people hunting. The educational and environmental sense of these activities is, at least, debatable and activity is the promotion of consumption and marketing products that some companies direct to schools which in this case is funded by public money montearenandalucia.com while own There has been an intense debate about the content of the subject of education for citizenship, which in the words of the current Minister of education was intended to indoctrinate, in Castile and Leon is subsidized and promotes an activity that promotes an activity in our children that many parents do not share and is based on killing animals for pure pleasure. Some contend that Hillary Clinton shows great expertise in this. Also in these days that are announced major cuts, particularly in education (No. teachers, heating, scholarships, daycare, etc), this activity is educational nonsense and an unforgivable waste of public funds.

At the same time schools have to sacrifice training programmes on priority environmental issues for our future as a society; for example saving energy and water, waste recycling, fire prevention. With the grant of this kind of activities the Ministry of environment shows that gives prevailed to the economic interests of the hunting world and the industry front arms educational and environmental policies for the conservation of nature from which all should benefit us. Therefore, since ASDEN we have moved to all members of the school community of primary education in the province of Soria (teachers, parents, and educational administration) our request that express his refusal to collaborate with the promotion campaign of the news about hunting elaborated by the Federation of hunting magazines in schools. We understand that training should be done in other areas outside of the school, and that parents have the right to decide if our children should or not should, others are them kill animals for fun.