ANIMAL RIGHTS AWARENESS WEEK
Animal Rights Awareness Week each year provides education and tools in the campaign to support animal rights. The campaign focuses on advocating for the humane treatment of animals, including pets, farm animals, and wildlife. It brings awareness regarding animals used for medical research and testing, too.
While many zoos function as an extension to conservation and preservation efforts, others do not. The conditions in puppy mills, for example, do not provide proper shelter or care. Most of the dogs are used solely for breeding purposes and rarely leave their kennels or receive proper veterinary care.
HOW TO OBSERVE #AnimalRightsAwarenessWeek
There are several ways to participate in the week. Join the campaign by spreading awareness concerning the humane treatment of animals.
- Know where your products come from and determine whether they are obtained humanely.
- Support conservation and preservation efforts locally and worldwide.
- Support spaying and neutering programs in your area, including those for feral cats.
- Volunteer at local shelters.
- Buy cruelty-free products.
- Adopt shelter pets instead of buying. Many pet stores sponsor adoption days for shelters.
- If you buy, research the breeder. Ask for references and a tour of their facility. A reputable breeder will not decline these requests.
Use #AnimalRightsAwarenessWeek to share on social media.
ANIMAL RIGHTS AWARENESS WEEK HISTORY
In Defense of Animals founded Animal Rights Awareness Week in 1991 to promote education about animal welfare and bring further protection to animals and their habitats.