Susan Hargreaves is a 41-year veteran of the animal rights movement. She is a kindness educator, author, speaker, and activist. She has rehabilitated wildlife and investigated animal cruelty in circuses, rodeos, and in the animal-based agriculture industry. She founded the youth-empowering charity Animal Hero Kids to prevent the animal cruelty she has witnessed by fostering empathy and compassionate choices in youth. Annual Animal Hero Kids Awards events recognize courageous, kind, creative youth — and all programs include a vegan fare component!
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"Susan’s skills and ingenuity as a humane educator are vitally needed…It is precisely the type of outstanding educational programs Susan creates that benefits any community"
Jane Goodall — Primatologist and Anthropologist,
The Jane Goodall Institute
Investigated animal abuse at stockyards, rodeos, and circuses. Closed down two rodeos, and exposed the inherent, routine cruelty perpetrated at circuses, factory farms, and the practice of “sport” hunting.
International Awards and Honors
Previous speaking engagements include:
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, Florida, 2006
Miami-Dade College, North and South Campus, 2003 / 2004 / 2005
Animals & Ethics Study Center, Miami, FL, Teach the Teacher Humane Education Course, 2004
Women in Distress family residences, Broward County, Florida, 2003 / 2004 / 2005
Broward and Dade County Public Library Systems (individual branch locations, 1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002
Action for Animals Symposium, Gainesville, Florida, 2000 / 2001 / 2002
Compassion for Animals Week, Miami-Dade Community College Panel, 2002
“How to Foster Compassion”, EarthSave International Quarterly, Fall 2002
Wild Kids News, quarterly 2001 / 2002
School for Advanced Studies, Miami-Dade Community College, 2001
EarthSave Summit, San Diego, CA, 2001
The Bishop Strachan School, Toronto, Canada, 1995
Boca News / Educational piece, 1999
University of Florida, 1998
University of Tallahassee, Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Debate, 1998
Niagara Action for Animals, Niagara Falls, 1995
McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, 1995
University of Toronto, 1994
Western University, Students for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, London, Ontario, 1994
Toronto Vegetarian Fair at the Harbor front, 1993 / 1994
Applewood Institute, Mississauga, 1993 / 1994
“A Shell Cracks”, Toronto Vegetarian Association Guide, 1993
Marine Mammals Conference, Vancouver, BC, 1993
Guelph University, Guelph, Ontario, 1991
Earth Fair, Florida International University, 1989
Earth Week, Miami-Dade Community College, 1989
Festival for the Animals, Toronto City Hall, 1984
Plus over 700 speaking engagements at Elementary, High Schools, Colleges and
Universities throughout Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties, 1998 – present.
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