It's Animal Rights Awareness Week, which occurs the third week of June every year (June 19 to 25 this year), and this week raises awareness about animal welfare and how to best protect and respect animals.
Topics for this week include: animal cruelty, puppy mills, animal testing, and more.
The week was first established and observed in 1991 by the In Defense of Animals organization. Each year, it is observed to raise public awareness about global animal rights issues and speak up for animals that humans have exploited for millennia.
With my picture book, “Tamara Turtle’s Life So Far”, I aim to teach children about the plight of both pet and wild, invasive and native turtles and their rights. And partial proceeds go to Little RES Q Reptile Rescue to help them help turtles, too.
In my picture book, “Chloe the Unfeathered Parrot”, I tell children the story of Chloe to teach them about parrot rights and rescues. And partial proceeds go to The Parrot Sanctuary, also featured in the book.
What would you like to do this week to raise awareness about animal rights?