Competitions were often held as part of Humane Education activities during this time period. Groups like the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA), the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA), and the Latham Foundation freqently held competitions where supporters could send in their creative work (e.g. essays, poster designs, photographs, short plays, works of fiction, etc.) on the theme of kindness and compassion towards all species.
These competitions were frequently held to coincide with Be Kind to Animals Week®, and previous winning entries were often used as promotional materials for the activities of these organizations.
The emphasis on creative work and, in particular, on the visual representation of themes promoted by these organizations make this a particularly unique aspect of Humane Education.
Viewing the Objects in This Section
- Click on any image below to learn more about it.
- To move to another section in the exhibit, follow the links at the bottom of the page