Teach your kids to care and teach them to care for animals. Caring for animals is a basic respect for another life. I’m an animal lover so I don’t want to go completely overboard on you here but I hate to see kids chasing birds, squirrels, dogs… with no regard for the quality of life they’re taking away from the poor animal.
One day my daughter brought to my attention that animals are living in fear from monsters and those monsters are us! Teach your kids to respect animals, handle them carefully, and make sure they’re well taken care of. This will translate into thoughtfulness towards people too, I guarantee it.