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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.

New Updated “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless “ book

Do you need a little hope? Do you need a little heartwarming?

The hundreds of stories of animal rescue and advocacy by youth are perfect to empower and guide people to be animal heroes for all species.

Get your order in for the holidays click here –

The 2020 goal is to gift an #animalherokidsbook to every school library after each, free Animal Hero Kids Kindness Education presentation. Support this goal by asking ellen to help by clicking here  We would love to get all of the Animal Hero Kids in the book and Susan Hargreaves on ellen and show the world how easy it is to be an animal hero to all species of animals.

Animal Hero Kids Join Million Dollar Vegan Campaign to Offer President Trump a Deal!

You may recall a July trip to London last year for many of the Animal Hero Kids crew including our founder, Susan Hargreaves, and parents and grandparents. The purpose of the trip was to create an unprecedented group of videos and advertisements asking President DonaldTrump to go vegan for the month of January for a one million dollar donation to the veterans.

See all of the videos, get a free vegan starter kit and find out more details here

Do you want to join Animal Hero Kids?

We are all volunteers! Click here to find out how to join us in our mission of making the world a kinder place for all.

Please, join us and support us, we are all volunteers and wish to continue to grow and rock the mission of animal hero kids!

What is Animal Hero kids, really?

Have you ever felt alone or powerless to stop animal cruelty or injustice?
A 9 year old Susan Hargreaves did, when she stood in a chicken hatchery and saw a conveyor belt of chicks hatching, she saw all of the male chicks being gassed and suffocated in industrial sized bins. susan vowed to do all she could to help those animals and all animals who are being harmed. Today 49 years later, Susan continues to educate and empower kids to compassionate action with the Animal Hero Kids charity she founded.

Here are the three main ways Animal Hero Kids helps other animals and kids and teens and the world…a win-win for all.

Educate- Be inspired by the wonderful stories of animal rescue and advocacy in the “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless: new, updated version of the book. Learn how to be a hero for other animals. Book a free school program presented by 40 year veteran kindness educator here

Empower-when young people hear about others who are rescuing animals and effectively advocating for all species of animals not to be harmed, they are empowered.

Compassionate Action-Now you know what is happening to other animals on factory farms, in forests, in laboratories, in circuses, zoos, rodeos….what next?

Discover ways to help other animals by reading the how to pages in the Animal Hero Kids book, how to start a school Animal Hero Kids club, how to speak to a government representative, how to organize a protest, how to cook scrumptious vegan meals for your friends.

Animal Hero Kids as an organization believes in non-violent, positive and proactive ways of achieving the goal of preventing and stopping harm to all species of animals. One of our T-shirts proclaims “everyone is a someone”

Please, join us and support us, we are all volunteers and wish to continue to grow and rock the mission of animal hero kids!

Animal Hero Kids in Seven Cities To Give-Out Free Impossible™ WHOPPERS® at Burger King

Twin sisters to distribute in Davie, Florida

On Monday, August 19, 2019 from 3:45-4:15pm, members of Animal Hero Kids, an animal-kindness education charity, will be distributing free, vegan Impossible WHOPPER®  burgers outside of seven Burger King locations across the United States, including Davie, Florida. Other cities include Atlanta, Georgia; Jacksonville, Florida; Orlando, Florida; St. Cloud, Florida, Herndon, Virginia and Asheville, NC. Supplies are limited and the free distribution is only until supplies last.

First Lady Michelle Obama gives Animal Hero Kids her seal of approval

The first lady with the Animal Hero Kids Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate award winner, Hailie Thomas, a young vegan educator extraordinaire.

Michelle Obama, known for her sincere and respected work for the well-being of not only American youth, but youth across the globe, wrote a wonderful letter of support for the dedication of Animal Hero Kids, Inc.

Click Below




Animal Hero Kids Founder blog by Susan Hargreaves joins Million Dollar Vegan Campaign. Click here to read.

Welcome video by Animal Hero Kids Founder, Susan, President Evan and Lovey, rescue dog

Animal Hero Kids Founder/Author Recognized for her 4 Decades of Defending Animals

The Loving Hut Market in Orlando’s’ provided superb vegan fare for the “Shining World Leadership Award for Compassion” presentation and VeganTV interview taping. Ronnie V Cow was mooooved by the generosity and kindness evidenced by all.

In the Shining World Leadership in Compassion Award letter it was stated “Since 1980 you have been educating in schools empowering children to help save animals. Turning vegan in 1985 after investigating the livestock industry, your heartfelt compassion perfectly welded with wisdom creating a warrior uniting youth who speak out against injustice and animal cruelty.”

Animal Hero Kids Reaches 650 Students

Three school assemblies in one day reach 650 elementary school children with stories from “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book.


Help “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” author get on the show!

Ellen Degeneres makes waves world-wide, bringing compassionate stories to light; identifying ways individuals are making a positive difference in the world. Everyone with Animal Hero Kids believes Susan Hargreaves is a similar light for our children and animal beings….

Click the LINK to help get our book on the show!

“Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” Book Benefit was a Blast!

Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless" Book Benefit was a Blast!
Thank you to all who supported the Animal Hero Kids “changing hearts, changing choices” mission of donating the “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book to school libraries after each interactive, presentation by buying tickets, collaborating or donating to the Soirée, Beats, Bites and Libations at Plant, Food and Wine at Sacred Space in Miami.

”Animal Hero Kids R Voices for the Voiceless” A Brave Adventure Documentary

Young advocates with are determined to stand up against heartbreaking animal cruelty and are taking their fight to Washington DC. This adventure will be filmed as part of a documentary showcasing these courageous and compassionate children and teens as they speak with members of Congress, elected officials and other decision makers about the impact this travesty will have against wildlife.

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Animal Hero Kids Earth Day Art Challenge Takes Over the Gallery of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale

Animal Hero Kids Earth Day Art Challenge Takes Over the Gallery of the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Photo byline: L. to R. Eric Watson, Dean of the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute (AI), Jason Bauerschmidt, AI student, Susan Hargreaves, AHK Founder, Vegan Evan AHK Co-President, Marisha Kelly, AI Head of Library Services, Erica Segara, AI Student, Shannon Blair, AHK board member.

A  “HeartArtfelt” thanks to all of the wonderful artists of all ages who
used their artistic skills to urge others to consider all animals and the
earth. The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale will be displaying the art in
the month of May with a gallery reception on May 25 from 6 -7:30 PM to
recognize the artists.

RSVP to or call
561-575-5517 .

Donations are appreciated to fund Animal Hero Kids Animal
Cruelty Prevention Programs. Animal/Earth Friendly Vegan treats and
refreshments will be served.

Jane Goodall, the renowned humanitarian joined our panel of judges.

Thank you to Sean Russell, Korin Sutton, Vegan Evan,
Shannon Blair, Susan Hargreaves.

Thank you to our collaborative sponsors!

Animal Hero Kids Earth Day Art Challenge

Earth Day is another opportunity to underline the link between our consumer food choices and climate change. Earth Day is always a busy time of year for Animal Hero Kids Kind2All education programs. Find out all about it in this edition of Animal Hero Kids in action. The poster should be no larger than 24×36 and videos not to exceed 2 minutes. So start creating!   Remember to use these!  #Animalherokidsearthdaywish  #earthdayartchallenge  #animalherokids

Have a #Heart4Animals? Send us Your Valentine Video Message!
#Valentine4animals #animalherokids #luvkindness

Ringling, Ringing in the New Year with a Victory

Moscow Circus Brown BearIn the wake of Ringling Bros. announcing the end of their 146 run, Animal Hero Kids Founder/Author recounts an unforgettable experience inside the Toronto Sky Dome that got her banned for life, in the name of being a voice for the voiceless.


Genesis ringlingAnimal Hero Kids Co-Presidents React to Ringling News

Animal Hero Kids Founder/Author Hails Progress for Captive Wildlife

The founder of Animal Hero Kids Inc., a kindness education charity empowering and recognizing youth to aid all species of animals, Susan Hargreaves, has been educating, organizing, protesting and investigating around captive wildlife animal abuse at circuses for 36 years. Animal Hero Kids Co-Presidents aged 4 to 15 years of age have reacted to Ringling’s’ recent news of closing by May of 2017 in a just released video (below).

The expressions are enthusiastic as they speak up for the kind treatment of animals, the spokes kids hail from Florida, Georgia, California, Ohio and Oregon.

Calling animal hero kids & teens!

crying-whaleCreate a piece of art showing Tilikum, the captive orca who died in a sea prison January 6, 2017, being free at last and email it to us and/or upload a video link being and be a voice for freedom for captive orcas.
Tell us what you would like to see happen for captive wildlife.
Email: or post the video on youtube with the title “ freedom4orcas” & for twitter #animalherokids4orcas


Bear killing must stop


The courageous young advocates’ Call to Action for captive Orca with a video plea from Animal Hero Kid, Hannah.

Youtube Sensation GREY responds to Lil Bear’s Instagram Request to Vegan Rap at Animal Hero Kids’ 2016 Celebration

grey-and-evan2016 was an active year for Animal Hero Kids across the country. To wrap it all up, Sublime Restaurant hosted our annual celebration of Animal Heroes, in from Georgia, Florida, Texas and more. A surprise visit from YouTube Sensation and Vegan Rapper, Grey, made the night.

Watch the video below to learn more.


Help Get an “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book in Every School to Achieve Kindness Towards all


Never before have this many stories of animal rescue and advocacy by youth been assembled in one publication!

300 beautifully illustrated pages empower new animal heroes of all ages through inspiring tales, service learning projects, classroom activities, and messages of encouragement from famous animal advocates.

Here are 5 easy ways to help Animal Hero Kids’ goal succeed!

1. Buy a book
2. Sponsor a school library
3. Ask your local library to stock the book
4. Spread the news about this groundbreaking book!
5. Send a message to Ellen (see below)

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Animal Hero Kids Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit, all volunteer organization focused on recognizing and encouraging brave, kind youth. Animal Hero Kids reaches 30,000 students each year, offering complimentary, interactive, humane education programs in schools across the country.

animal hero kids bookBREAKING NEWS…

The Animal Hero Kids “Voices for the Voiceless” book has been named as a 2016 “Honor Book Award “ winner by the multicultural youth magazine Skipping Stones, one of five children’s books chosen in the ecology and nature category, globally. The ultimate goal of the book written by 36-year veteran animal advocate and educator, Susan Hargreaves is for the book to be gifted to school libraries across the world.

Order Now: Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless

…the groundbreaking “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” guidebook is the first time this number of kids rescuing animal stories have ever been assembled combined with practical Animal hero tips and classroom activities and you have a game changer for animals. Russell Simmons says….
“Help achieve the goal of gifting to each school library this empowering tool for kind action.”


The Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero
Award recognizes an individual(s) who creates a song, dance, poem, speech, rap, video, or piece of art that inspires compassion towards other animals.


paulmccartneyThe Paul McCartney Animal Hero Kids Young Veg Advocate Award is awarded for helping factory farmed animals by promoting kind food choices.

“Animal Hero Kids rock! It doesn’t matter how young or old you are, the good news is you can help animals in need.” – Sir Paul McCartney


Miami WLRN studios L to R, with Bonnie Berman, Susan Hargreaves and Joseph Cooper

Animal Hero Kids Founder on National Public Radio

NPR’s Tropical Currents on WLRN; Listen now to WLRN’S Tropical Currents show about the realities of captive wildlife with host Bonnie Berman and Joseph Cooper.

U.K. Dog rescue


Susan Hargreaves, founder and “Animal Hero Kids Voices for the Voiceless” book author writes..

It was a day much like any other day as 13 year old Bradley North walked home from school in Prestwich, Manchester, England…

bears_winBroward / Palm Beach New Times: Animal Hero Kids founder named in ” Best Environmentalist List”

“You’d be hard-pressed to find a more compassionate person than the founder of Animal Hero Kids, Susan Hargreaves, who will sweetly and patiently describe how cruelty to animals is the source of many environmental ills and then scribble out a vegan shopping list for you to follow. A watchdog of the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, she was an outspoken critic of last year’s bear hunt. Her main gig, though, is harnessing young people’s love of nature and empowering them to become leaders themselves. –BY DEIRDRA FUNCHEON

Courageous Young Advocates Honored at 2nd Annual Animal Hero Kids Awards Show in LA

Focused on providing free humane education for 30 years, Animal Hero Kids recognized compassionate kids with compelling stories of courage at the 2nd annual Animal Hero Kids Awards Show on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Hosted at the MUSE School, a nonprofit founded by Suzy Amis-Cameron and Rebecca Amis, entertainment mogul and animal rights activist Russell Simmons and Animal Hero Kids Founder Susan Hargreaves honored the winners of five award categories.



Sit with us as we share lunch with Animal Hero Kid and North Florida local , Khendall. Khendall also happens to be one of the Great Vegan Cookie Challenge 2016 judges!


National Television Broadcast Reach to over 900,000

Animal Hero Kids Founder, Susan Hargreaves in action with her dog, “Lovey” on national Television, an effective message to a wider audience about how they can be help all species of animals in need Book a Kind2all Education.
Click the link below to watch the broadcast.

If you missed the LA Animal Hero Kids Award, here’s the intro video

(Thank you Grijalva Films.)

Carlos Grijalva was a winner of last years Russell Simmons Creative Animal Hero Kids Award video category, for the Ponte Loma High School Dear SeaWorld video message. Amazing job Grijalva films!

Susan and a dog rescued from a sewer in Liberty City.

Miami New Times: Animal Rights Activist, Author Susan Hargreaves to Speak at Earthsave

No matter what our interest or involvement level in the cause of animal advocacy, there’s always more to learn about this ever-evolving topic. And who better to learn from than Susan Hargreaves, activist and author extraordinaire? Featured: Susan and a dog rescued from a sewer in Liberty City.



All events, activities that Animal Hero Kids promotes are vegan to be consistently compassionate to all species of animals. Animal Hero Kids will spend energy on the promotion of an event if it does not support the abuse, death, harm or exploitation of any animal. This is the reason Animal Hero Kids chooses vegan.

twins animal heroesSouth Florida Sisters Win Animal Rights Award

Twin sisters in the news last week when surprised with a “Kind to All” award presented by Animal Hero Kids at their school assembly have created a valentine video message for Animal Hero Kids encourages and recognizes animal hero kids around the world.