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Be Kind to Animals Week®

Every year since 1915, millions of Americans come together during the first full week of May to show their compassion for animals

For over 100 years Be Kind to Animals Week has worked with children, parents, teachers, and celebrities to build a better world for animals. Take a walk through history to see some of the remarkable milestones and personalities that have made Be Kind to Animals Week the longest-running commemorative week in U.S. history and the most successful humane education campaign ever!

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Celebrate Compassion with Be Kind to Animals Week®

In 1915, American Humane initiated Be Kind to Animals Week® in hopes of inspiring millions of Americans to come together and show their compassion—and build a more humane world—for animals. Over a century later, Be Kind to Animals Week® is still celebrated annually during the first full week of May and is the longest-running, most successful humane education campaign in…
May 9, 2017