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APHE is a membership organization that provides networking opportunities and resources to those involved with or interested in humane education. APHE members receive a member's rate at our national conference, discounts on materials, a member-only online discussion community, and the access to our resource library. We hope that you’ll spend some time visiting our site to learn more about becoming a member and how it can benefit you and your career. If you’d like to learn more, contact us at Thanks for all that you do to support Empathy through Education!


A compassionate world for future generations.


Empowering those who promote empathy through education.

Who is a Humane Educator?

A humane educator is anyone who shares our mission and vision and is committed to promoting humane attitudes toward people, animals and the environment. This includes, but is not limited to those interested or involved in:

  • animal welfare
  • animal rights
  • animal behavior 
  • environmental education
  • character education 
  • cultural studies
  • social justice
  • K-12 education
  • any combination of the above

Purpose Statement

APHE promotes humane education, advances standards of excellence in humane education practices, and provides professional development, resources, and networking for those who foster empathy toward people, animals and the environment.

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