Letters to the Editor

Letter to the editor: Be kind to animals week

In May the nation will mark the 100th anniversary of the most successful and longest-running commemorative week in U.S. history — “Be Kind to Animals Week.” This special week has taught generations of American children the enduring value of treating animals with love, care and compassion.

We’ve come a long way over the past 100 years, but there’s more to be done to change the world for billions of wild, companion, and farm animals still in need. This is why the American Humane Association is launching an ambitious year-long campaign called “Kindness 100” (www.Kindness100.org) to teach children the value of caring and set the stage to create a more humane world for animals over the next hundred years.

The need has never been greater and the time has never been better to start a new Compassion Movement. To help all of the creatures of the world, big and small, we encourage every American to celebrate ‘Be Kind to Animals Week’ — not only for a week, but all year round. By teaching our children the value of kindness, we may together build a better world for our animal — and ourselves.

Robin Ganzert

Washington, D.C.