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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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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

This Week, and Every Week, Be Kind to Animals

During uncertain times, traditions can bring us together and help people feel a sense of normalcy. For families across the nation, who are practicing social distancing and combating the coronavirus, routines and regular schedules have been upended. To re-connect with each other, animals, and a sense of purpose, join American Humane in celebrating this year’s “Be Kind to Animals Week®,”…
May 7, 2020