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Be Kind to Animals Week®

Building a better world for all of us begins with a few simple actions and American Humane, the country’s first national humane organization, is challenging people to commit to protecting and improving the lives of millions of animals during this year’s “Be Kind to Animals Week®” (May 1-7), the oldest commemorative week in U.S. history, and the nation’s longest-running humane education campaign.

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Join American Humane in Celebrating the 108th “Be Kind to Animals Week”

American Humane is excited to kick-off the 108th annual Be Kind to Animals Week®, which runs from April 31 to May 6. Be Kind to Animals Week®, launched by American Humane in 1915, is the longest running commemorative holiday in the United States. During its storied history, Be Kind to Animals Week® has involved household names from Presidents to child actors.…
May 1, 2023

Be Kind To Animals, Always!

During the first week of May every year, millions of Americans come together to voice their concern for and improve the wellness, welfare and well-being of Earth’s animals by celebrating American Humane’s “Be Kind to Animals Week®,” the oldest commemorative week in American history! The inaugural “Be Kind to Animals Week” occurred in 1915. In 1922, U.S. President Warren G.…
Lee Cohen / May 5, 2022