WASHINGTON, April 26, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Building a better world for humans and animals starts with teaching our children the meaning of kindness. We can do this best by leading by example and providing them with free and compelling educational materials about humanity. And what better time to start than during American Humane’s 107and annual “Be Kind to Animals Week®“, which is the oldest Memorial Week in US history and takes place in 2022 from May 1-7? American Humane asks everyone to pledge online to do four simple things to improve the world of animals and provides parents, teachers and children with a variety of free educational materials online in English and Spanish. Free downloadable materials include lessons and worksheets for K-5 students, “Be Kind to Animals” posters, and ideas for celebrating and protecting Earth’s creatures. These are all available at www.americanhumane.org/BeKind.
To lead by example and make a difference in the lives of millions of animals, American Humane is asking animal lovers of all ages to pledge to make kindness a year-round lifestyle choice by doing four simple things:
- Buy food raised without cruelty with the American Humane Certified™ seal to support the good treatment of farm animals;
- Adopt from a shelter/rescue, and when choosing “non-traditional” small animal companions (such as reptiles, small mammals, fish, and amphibians), find them from an American Humane Certified™ animal provider;
- Choosing Movies and TV Shows That Have Earned the “No Animals Were Harmed” Award®“ end credit verifying the protection of animal actors;
- Visit zoos, aquariums, and American Humane Certified™ Conservation Centers that care for the world’s many threatened and endangered species.
American Humane will also be sharing human messages throughout the week and encouraging people to commit to kindness by sharing Be Kind to Animals Week.® content using the hashtag #BeKindToAnimalsWeek. For a wealth of ideas and to show us how kind you are to animals, follow American Humane on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Plus, teachers and kids can find a historical retrospective showcasing the 107-year history, highlights, and quirks of “Be Kind to Animals,” as well as a cross-section of famous supporters from U.S. presidents to Clint Eastwood and John Wayne, Betty White. , Doris Day and even Porky Pig.
“I hope every American will join us in celebrating ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’ and make a difference for all creatures on Earth,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, President and CEO of American Humane. “By teaching our children the value of our animal friends and embracing a humane way of life, we can build a better world – not just for these few days, but all year round.”
About American Humane
American Humane is the nation’s first national humanitarian organization, founded in 1877. Today, this four-star nonprofit rescues, houses, feeds and protects nearly one billion animals worldwide each year. For more information, please visit www.americanhumane.org.
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