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100 Years of
Be Kind to Animals Week®

Thank you for joining us in caring about animals!

Every year since 1915, millions of Americans come together during the first full week of May to show their compassion and build a more humane world for animals by celebrating the oldest commemorative week in U.S. history: “Be Kind to Animals Week®.”

Founded by American Humane, Be Kind to Animals Week has taught generations of Americans the enduring value of treating animals with love and care, making it the longest-running and most successful humane education campaign ever, supported by U.S. Presidents, First Ladies, top celebrities from Shirley Temple to Betty White, even cartoon characters like Dennis the Menace and Porky Pig! With their help, people understand better than ever the crucial importance of caring for our animal friends.

But there’s more to be done.

As Be Kind to Animals Week now turns 100 years old, we are launching a year-long campaign, Kindness 100, to celebrate a century of humane work and set the stage to create a more humane world for animals over the next hundred years.

Join us in a new Compassion Movement for the 21st Century, take the Kindness 100 Humane Pledge, teach your kids the meaning of caring through our important and fun curricula, and get your friends involved. Together, we can build a better world and Be Kind to Animals all year round!

 

For the animals, thank you!








Robin Ganzert
President & CEO
American Humane



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