Buttons, badges, and medals were an important part of the visual identity of the animal advocacy movement in the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. They visually identified those who wore them as supporters of particular organizations and, in a more general sense, as someone who believed in and cared about treating other species with kindness and compassion. In addition, organizations that were involved with Humane Education efforts often used these items as prizes for events and competitions.
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