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Humane Society Anniversary Day – November 22, 2023

Humane Society Anniversary Day, celebrated on November 22 every year, signifies the establishment of Humane Society International, the world’s largest animal protection organization. Did you know that every year, Humane Society International saves hundreds of animals from cruelty cases? Humane Society International strives to promote the human-animal bond, protect and rescue animals, and more across the world.

History of Humane Society Anniversary Day

The Humane Society International, or H.S.I., is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting animal welfare. It addresses issues such as animal cruelty, including inhumane practices and conditions affecting companion and farm animals, illegal animal trade, animal slaughter, and use of animals in research and product testing.

Humane Society International was founded in 1991 with its headquarters located in Washington, D.C. Currently, the C.E.O. of H.S.I. is Kitty Block. Humane Society Anniversary Day is a day that celebrates the establishment of the organization.

In almost 50 countries around the world, the group collaborates with national and international governments, humane organizations, animal protectionists, and animal welfare campaigners. They work together to find a solution to act against animal cruelty and to encourage an ethic of respect and compassion for all life.

Humane Society International also assists policymakers in the drafting of animal-friendly legislation, rules, policy statements, and resolutions. It promotes animal welfare through trade capacity, building projects in developing countries, and international anti-cruelty campaigns.

Humane Society International has risen to prominence over the years and is now a regular and active participant in international events such as the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species. The United Nations has also granted it Category I A General Consultative Status.

Currently, there are more than 12 million supporters for Humane Society International globally and it is the largest animal protection organization in the world, with branches in all major countries, including India and South Korea.

Humane Society Anniversary Day timeline

1991
Humane Society International

The international division of the Humane Society of the United States is established.

1993
Humane Society International India

The Indian Chapter of the Humane Society International is established in Hyderabad, India.

1994
Humane Society International Australia

The Australian chapter of the Humane Society International is established to support animal conservation.

2012
Extraordinary Commitment and Achievement Award

H.S.I. awards Marcelle Meredith, executive director of the National Council of Societies for the prevention of Cruelty to Animals, South Africa.

Humane Society Anniversary Day FAQs

Why is it important to stop animal cruelty?

Violence against animals has been linked to a higher likelihood of criminal violence and domestic abuse. So, violence against animals must be stopped.

Is Humane Society International a legal organization?

Yes, Humane Society International is an organization that is recognized by all the major governments of the world as well as the United Nations.

Is it safe to donate to Humane Society International?

Yes, it is safe to donate to Humane Society International. Thousands of people across the world donate millions to this non-profit organization.

How to Observe Humane Society Anniversary Day

  1. Save the animals

    The best way to commemorate Humane Society Anniversary Day is to treat animals with kindness every day. As a result, you can strive to assist animals in your city or neighborhood.

  2. Join an H.S.I. event

    Humane Society International conducts several events across the world on Humane Society Anniversary Day. You can join the events and meet fellow animal advocates.

  3. Share your favorite Humane Society story

    Share your intriguing stores with the world via social media if you are an active animal activist who is continually making a difference for animals in your neighborhood and around the world.

5 Facts About Humane Society We Bet You Didn’t Know

  1. One per minute

    According to statistics, one animal is abused every minute in the world.

  2. 10 million murders

    Annually, over 10 million animals in the U.S. die as a result of abuse.

  3. Brands test on animals

    Many brands test their products on animals, with laboratories testing over 115 million animals every year.

  4. Puppy mills

    The U.S. has over 10, 000 known puppy mills.

  5. Many circuses abuse animals

    According to recent reports, all major circuses that use animals end up, be it intentionally or not, abusing them.

Why Humane Society Anniversary Day is Important

  1. It is a much-needed day

    Humane Society Anniversary Day is a much-needed holiday that spreads awareness about the cruelty against animals. By celebrating this day, we can also potentially tell others that Humane Society organizations exist to protect animals.

  2. Animals need a voice

    Despite the fact that most animals are fully capable of surviving in the wild or in cities on their own, they are subjected to a great deal of cruelty and abuse. We can be their voice.

  3. It teaches us about life

    One thing we can take home from the Humane Society Anniversary is that not only humans but all creatures are created equal. We need to treat all animals with compassion and love.

Humane Society Anniversary Day dates

YearDateDay
2023November 22Wednesday
2024November 22Friday
2025November 22Saturday
2026November 22Sunday
2027November 22Monday

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