(PRESS RELEASE)_PALM BEACH, FL — Building a better world for both people and animals begins with teaching our children the meaning of kindness. And what better time to start than during American Humane’s 107th Annual Be Kind to Animals Week®, on May 1-7, which is the oldest commemorative week in U.S. history.
To kick off the humane initiative, the Palm Beach-based nonprofit will provide complimentary education materials for parents, teachers, and children in both English and Spanish. The free online library features downloadable materials, which include lessons and teaching sheets for pre-K to Grade 5 students, “Be Kind to Animals” posters, and a plethora of ideas to celebrate and protect Earth’s creatures. For more information, visit 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:
American Humane will also share humane messages throughout the week and encourage 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 you are being kind to animals, follow American Humane on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Additionally, teachers and children can find a historical retrospective featuring history, highlights and unusual facts from 107 years of “Be Kind to Animals Week,” as well as a sampling 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 making a difference for all the creatures of the Earth,” said Dr. Robin Ganzert, president and CEO of American Humane. “By teaching our children the value of our animal friends and adopting a humane lifestyle, we can build a better world – not just during these few days, but all year round.”
For more information on American Humane, visit americanhumane.org.
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