We have an EMU (Educational Mobile Unit) that the Qld RSPCA transports down here to Tassie once a year. It costs about $20K just for the transportation, which is paid for by government grants and public donations etc.
This Qld EMU van spends about 3 weeks touring the state here to educate people on a vast range of animal issues. During the 3 week tour, the EMU van also stops off at schools to get their message across to the children, who hopefully will help get the message across to adults as well.
This year the EMU bus also focused on battery hens and what their short life conditions are like. It was a great feature, and some schools even participated by allowing children (who wanted to -like, all of them! LOL) to cram into a cage.
Of course, I'm sure there are some people out there who would think this is a bit extreme, or find some reason to kick up a stink about it, but I hope not.
These kids truly got a feel of what it is like first-hand; one they won't forget too soon IMO.
Wonder what's next year?
Thanks again QLD RSPCA EMU.