Get Involved!

story_dog_orang_01Now we all know that everyone should be kind to animals 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days of the year. And we trust that you all are.  But in our busy lives, it is important to have a grounding point, a moment, or rather a week where we (along with our family, friends and co-workers) can do something special to honour our animal friends.  Indeed, the great humanitarian Ghandi put it well when he said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way it treats its animals.”  friend_bird-mouseIt is for these reasons and more that we have created ‘Be Kind To Animals Week,’ which runs from October 1-7. And falling during this week on October 4 is World Animal Day, as well as the Feast Day of St Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. We are now asking you all to call upon your creativity and kindness and plan something special for this very important week.

We hope you will help us spread the message of kindness to all animals by marking this special week. Participation is free and easy!


For Schools
we have teamed up with ThinkKind; a multi-award winning website for teachers and parents to find free quality educational resources to promote humane education.

Be Kind to Animals Week is back for 2016!

Your school, class, club or team is invited to do one kind act for animals from now until the end of October.

This year’s theme is Sentience. Projects should focus on animals raised for human use—such as in food production, entertainment and animal testing.

Entries close 31 October 2016Click here to find out more.

Download your free Teacher’s Resource Kit for Be Kind to Animals Week 2016, packed with F–10 National Curriculum lesson plans, worksheets, project ideas & more!

Brought to you by ThinkKind Australia and Edgar’s Mission

But, Be Kind to Animals Week is for everyone!  Under the “Get Involved” we have included heaps of ideas for easy, but meaningful, activities for individuals, families, and businesses .

possumMaybe your family wants to build a bird house or your co-workers could clean up a stretch of beach or your students could make toys for shelter animals… don’t feel like you have to use one of our ideas…be creative and have fun!
• Inspirational photos and true stories about animals helping animals!

Motivate and inspire others by sharing your Be Kind to Animals Week activity on our Featured Events page. No kindness is too small…contact us and get published!!

• A free way to promote your business or organisation! Make your kindness count by contacting us about your event/activity and your business or organisation will appear on our Featured Events page (complete with your logo, URL and address). Did I mention it is free?!

Thank you from all of us animals!

Be Kind to Animals Week is  proud initiative of Edgar’s Mission Farm Sanctuary,  modelled with permission on the American Humane Association’s Be Kind to Animals Week®