Welcome to APHE

Empowering those who promote empathy through education

"You may think you have the best shelter in the world, but if you don't have humane education, you don't have anything." - Mike Arms, President at Helen Woodward Animal Center


What is a Humane Educator?

A Humane Educator is anyone who teaches and promotes humane attitudes toward people, animals and the environment. This includes, but is not limited to, anyone who teaches animal welfare, animal rights, animal behavior, environmental concerns, character education, cultural studies and any combination of the above.

APHE Code of Ethics for Members

APHE Professional Guidelines

The Association of Professional Humane Educators developed guidelines to help its members meet and maintain the highest standards of practice in their Humane Education careers. We also encourage non-members to download these guidelines to use a resource while promoting humane education.

APHE Professional Guidelines


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