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Animal Hero Kids

Fostering empathy and kindness in children and teens by encouraging and recognizing compassionate and courageous acts that help all species of animals; and offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs highlighting stories of the rescue and aid of animals in need.

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Animal Hero Kids Founder in Top 10 Influential People List

By Influential People Magazine Journalist, Jules Lavallee.

Susan Hargreaves is the Founder of Animal Hero Kids, a charity that empowers youth by providing them with school presentations that highlight animal rescue, advocacy, and promotes a cruelty-free existence by youth. She has been an animal advocate for over 40-years and has been revered by World Leaders and Celebrities across the globe.

Jules: You planted a seed four decades ago about Animal Hero Kids. Share your backstory.

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“I was an animal hero kid at 3 years old when I felt that animals had the right to live free of harm and suffering. It is vital to foster empathy and critical thinking in youth which leads to compassionate actions, and ultimately, a more peaceful world for all.”

Joaquin Phoenix

Activist, Actor

Animal Hero Kids Rock! It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, the good news is you can all help animals in need.”

Paul McCartney

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“…I thank you and all those you work with for engaging in the important work…”

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Michelle Obama

Former First Lady of the United States

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Animal Hero Kids ask Consumers in 2021 to sign their petition to help stop creating pandemics, cruelty, and the climate crisis.

Voices for the Voiceless

Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless

Purchase your copy of the 2nd volume of Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless.

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Veganza Animal Hero

Join Veganza and Courage for the Animal Hero Kids Song Challenge!
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Kindness Education

Videos and other resources for you to use at home or in the classroom.

Animal Heroes

Animal Hero Crew

Learn about the many kids, teens and adults that help support Animal Hero Kids. 

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Susan Hargreaves

Animal Hero Kids Founder, Author, Humane Educator, Animal Activist
since 1980

Animal Hero Kids is an all-volunteer kindness education charity empowering youth to compassionate action via free school presentations highlighting stories of animal rescue and advocacy and action for other animals.

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Did You Say #Vegan MacnCheeze?

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COVID-19 Answer

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“Be an Animal Hero” says Mother Nature series out now

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“Susans’ skill and ingenuity as a humane educator are vitally needed… It is precisely the type of outstanding educational programs that Susan creates that greatly benefits any community.”

Jane Goodall

Icon & Primatologist

“How beautiful to equate the word “hero” with empathy and compassion for animals, qualities that children so naturally possess.”

Maggie Baird, mother of Billie Eilish and Finneas O’Connell.

Vegan Advocate

“Veganza Animal Hero empowers youth to respect and honor nature and to never capture or hurt other animals. Veganza Animal Hero and Courage the Mermaid are exactly the type of heroes we need right now.”

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Global News Journalist

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